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  • Blog Post: Northeast SharePoint Saturday and User Group Updates

    Building upon the tremendously successful SharePoint Saturday Boston and MA SharePoint user groups, we continue to work with our Partners and the Northeast Developer & Platform Evangelists ( Chris Bowen , Jim O’Neil and Dan Stolts ) to provide more SharePoint related community events. Below...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint 2010 Content for Business Users!

    Getting your users excited and ready for SharePoint 2010 doesn’t have to be challenging! Visit www.iusesharepoint.com to help you get started. Content for Users: 10 Humorous Webisodes 10 Corresponding How-To Videos 45 Quick Reference Cards 25 Tips and Tricks Real User Stories Content to Drive Adoption...
  • Blog Post: So that's why Office 2007 looks different!

    If you're like me, the new Office 2007 UI took a little while to get used to. Studies show that the average person takes up to 3 weeks to become fully proficient in Office 2007. Most of us are creatures of habit and are resistant to change. So why the heck did Microsoft change the Office UI in the...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming SharePoint Speaking Engagements for November

    Over the next 2 weeks I have many SharePoint related speaking engagements scheduled … in addition to my regular meetings and work with customers and partners. The 4 events below are all open to the public …and are at no charge! Hope you can attend some of these. Thursday, November 11 – Rochester New...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office System Tips and Tricks Live Meeting

    Tips and Tricks for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Get the most out of Office 2007! You’re invited to attend a Live Meeting presentation on January 13, 2009. Learn about timesaving features to help you in your day-to-day work. Suitable for beginner, intermediate, or advanced users. Everyone will...
  • Blog Post: Analyst Reports - Office 2007

    Since Office 2007 was launched, a number of analysts have written about Office 2007, customer plans and end user adoption. Here are links to a few studies and reports that you may want to check out: 2007 Survey: Office 2007 Off to a Fast Start with Users (Gartner, April 30, 2008) This research...
  • Blog Post: Office 2003 Mainstream Support Ending in April 2009

    Mainstream support for Microsoft Office 2003 is scheduled to end on April 14, 2009. Extended support for the 2003 release will be available until January 14, 2014. The Office 2003 Frequently Asked Questions and Support Lifecycle pages have more details regarding Office 2003 support plans and options...
  • Blog Post: Looking for free live Office 2007 tips & tricks training?

    One of our training partners, New Horizons, is delivering a series of FREE Office 2007 Tips & Tricks seminars designed to help you find the latest and most helpful pointers for the Microsoft Office programs you use every day. Whether you are new to the 2007 Microsoft Office System or ready to use...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Value, Integration, Deployment and Training Slides

    Thanks again to all of the customers that joined us at our Office 2007 events in New York & New England during the past 2 weeks to hear more about: The business & technical value of Office 2007 How the Office Client integrates with the Office system server products: SharePoint, Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Resources from BrainStorm

    A partner of ours, BrainStorm , has worked with the Microsoft team in Redmond to summarize some of our best practices and links to resources to help with deploying and training on Office 2007. You need to complete a free registration at BrainStorm's site in order to access the material, but it is worth...
  • Blog Post: Want to get Office Enterprise 2007 for $9.95?

    We recently rolled out changes to the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) that may enable you to download Office Enterprise 2007 for your home personal use for just $9.95! Details can be found on the Home Use site . Not familiar with the Home Use Program? Home Use is just one of the many Software Assurance...
  • Blog Post: Free Office, SharePoint and Windows training resources for your Intranet

    We have recently released the Productivity Hub as a free download . A number of my customers have been beta testing this Hub over the past few months and it has received great feedback and helped to accelerate the deployment, adoption and training for Office and SharePoint 2007. The Hub is a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: New Horizons Presents: Office 2007 and Vista Tips and Tricks

    New Horizons is delivering a series of FREE Office 2007 and Vista Tips & Tricks seminars designed to help you find the latest and most helpful pointers for the Microsoft Office and Vista programs that you use every day. Whether you are new to the 2007 Microsoft Office System and/or Vista, or you...
  • Blog Post: Office Shop Has Launched …

    THE OFFICE SHOP has LAUNCHED! This is a one stop shop for all of your “Office” needs. Posters, Pens, Hats, T-shirts, Tips & Tricks Documents, just to name a few. The site has both orderable and FREE downloadable materials to help our customers and partners with generating internal excitement around...
  • Blog Post: Slides from Driving End User Adoption for SharePoint 2010 SharePoint Saturday Hartford Presentation

    Thanks again to everyone that attended the “ driving end user adoption for SharePoint 2010 ” session that I presented at SharePoint Saturday in Hartford, CT this past weekend. As requested, the slides that I presented are linked to below. Most of the speakers will be posting there slides shortly and...
  • Blog Post: Presenting on driving end user adoption for SharePoint 2010 at SharePoint Saturday Boston on 9/25

    Registration is now open for SharePoint Saturday Boston . SharePoint Saturday is a free Microsoft partner led community event that will be held in the Microsoft Jones Road office in Waltham, MA on Saturday, September 25. SharePoint Saturday features many speakers from Microsoft partners, customers and...
  • Blog Post: Show me the proof!

    When I meet with customers to discuss how they can use the Microsoft Office 2007 System to have a real impact on their business, I am frequently asked for proof and examples of other customers that are doing this in the real world. Having spent 14 years as a Microsoft enterprise customer myself (working...
  • Blog Post: Slides from “How To Drive End User Adoption For SharePoint 2010” Axceler Webinar Presentation

    Thanks again to everyone that attended the “ How To Drive End User Adoption For SharePoint 2010 ” session that I presented on the Axceler sponsored webinar earlier today. As requested, the slides that I presented are linked to below. 3/11/11 Update Based on some additional requests, here are direct links...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath – Going Green, Saving Money and Accelerating Development

    Prior to joining Microsoft last year, I worked for more than 14 years as a Microsoft customer primarily in IT architect, development and technical management roles for large companies. Most of my recent work was related to building custom applications and forms on top of ASP.NET One area that I did...
  • Blog Post: Driving SharePoint 2010 End User Adoption–My Slides from SharePoint Saturday Boston

    SharePoint Saturday Boston was held this past weekend. It was another amazing event with over 300 people in attendance. It continues to inspire and amaze me that we have so many customers and partners committed and passionate to SharePoint. Think about all of the personal time and effort that was given...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Consulting and Training Resources

    Over the past few months I have been meeting and working with customers to help them with Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) and to plan for SharePoint 2010 . Our discussion usually starts with generic questions such as: How do we architect and setup our SharePoint environment? What features...
  • Blog Post: Additional 2007 Microsoft Office System Tips and Tricks Live Meetings Scheduled February – June 2009

    Tips and Tricks for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Get the most out of Office 2007! You’re invited to attend a Live Meeting. Learn about timesaving features to help you in your day-to-day work. Suitable for beginner or intermediate users. Everyone will learn something! The Ribbon The Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Looking for more Office 2007 tips & tricks?

    Here is a link to some great Office 2007 tips & tricks recordings: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/webcasts/HA102584511033.aspx These include a number of different webcasts, podcasts and video tips.
  • Blog Post: See you at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas!

    It’s hard to believe, but the SharePoint Conference is less than 7 weeks away! The conference is being held in Las Vegas from October 19-22. This will be THE place to hear and see all about SharePoint 2010. I will be attending the SharePoint Conference and will be involved in a few things, including...
  • Blog Post: Happy Birthday Microsoft Word!

    Did you know that Microsoft Word has turned 25 years old? Perhaps we should all send a birthday card to Clippy, if we can find him. I hear that Clippy has assumed a new identity and is relaxing somewhere in a secret location! ;-) But I digress ... PC World has published an article that takes a stroll...