RIP OneNote 2016 – Long Live OneNote

I used to be a committed Evernote user, that is until I discovered OneNote 2013. I was a bit cagey at first, but, like all converts, I have become a zealot. I have cast aside Evernote, moved everything to OneNote, and then added so much more. I use OneNote in almost every aspect of my life. I make use of a […]

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Office Lens

I’ve got a great idea for an app. I think it will be really useful for business users. I sell my own range of hardware, but, do you know what? I’m going to ignore that and put all of the really good functionality for business users on the version that works on my competitor’s hardware. That would never happen, right? […]

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Brace Yourselves Updates Are Coming

I can’t be the only one who has suffered a degree of frustration following Microsoft’s February update to Office 2016. Before the update, it was possible to pin files, and folders in the Open and Save As… screens. I used this for many different locations, as many are buried under levels and levels of parent folders. For some of my […]

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Publish and Share Files at docs.com

A few weeks ago I introduced Sway and showed how it can be embedded in a web page. I also showed how OneDrive folders can be embedded in a web page. If you want to embed a single MS Office or PDF document, try docs.com. Microsoft released it to the general public in August 2015, and I think it is worth […]

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Pay Per Click Advertising – Microsoft, You’re Doing It Wrong

Today I was doing some research into Windows 10. My first port of call? Google of course. I typed in “Windows 10” and waited for the results. I didn’t have to wait long, after 0.29 seconds there were 1,680 million results. At the top of the page was a pay per click advert from Microsoft.     My usual reaction […]

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Little Known Facts Someone Might Get Some Use From…

Did you know you can embed a shared OneDrive Folder onto a web page? Look… I didn’t say it would be earth shattering did I? Log into your OneDrive at http://onedrive.live.com  Navigate to the folder you want to share Click on </> Embed   Copy the generated code If you are using WordPress, paste the code into a new post on […]

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OneNote: one place for all of your blog notes

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a partnership with WordPress, and released the WordPress OneNote plugin, which can be used to create posts from your OneNote pages. This is from one of the sample OneNote pages.   If you are a fan of OneNote (I am) it could be an invaluable tool. Watch the 2 minute video 1. Take notes anywhere on […]

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I Just Want To Dance The Night Away…

As Microsoft announced that Sway will soon be available for Office 365, and I don’t know much about it, I decided I’d better take a look. I’ve seen it described as a potential Powerpoint Killer. In it’s current form, I can’t see that happening Sway is a move away from Microsoft’s traditional products, it is 100% cloud-based, and I would […]

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