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The Productivity Hub
The Productivity Hub is on Twitter
If you're a productivity fan (and I know you are - that's why you're here, right?), you can now follow The Productivity Hub on Twitter . We just launched this so there aren't very many tweets yet, but here's what you can expect from us: Our blog posts with links, so you can easily access and share our...
9 Mar 2010
Find stuff more easily by customizing the Start Menu in Windows 7
With just about any task done with a PC, getting started means finding programs, documents, and other files. Windows 7 makes getting started easy with its flexible Start Menu—and customizing it for your work style is absolutely worth the few moments it will take. So go ahead! Grab your mouse, right-click...
26 May 2010
Maintain order and balance in the Windows 7 notifications area
Over there on the right side of the taskbar... proudly displaying their current frame of mind, or just quietly existing, or maybe even hiding from you altogether... there exist a friendly, helpful collection of notification icons. There are a lot of these little graphic marvels. The ones that you've...
23 Jun 2010
Meetings 101: Live Meeting Recording
The Live Meeting topic got so many hits that I think it’s worthwhile to spend a little more time on this. I hope you looked at the live webcast trainings coming up, I signed up for several myself. In case you don’t have a lot of time, and just want some quick answers, I’m covering recording in this post...
27 Oct 2009
What’s New in Windows 7— Wait, What?
I know, I know, this blog is usually about Microsoft Office, but knowing your way around Windows 7 is a great way to get more done with Office. So watch this space for our weekly intrusions, and learn how to take full advantage of the new OS. Today, let’s briefly stand back and stare at Windows 7. Looks...
3 Feb 2010
New Year's resolutions you can resolve with Office and Windows
It's 2011, and if you're like me, you know there are some things you should have mastered last year that you didn't get to - so you resolve to tackle them when the calendar rolls over. Here are 65 popular tasks we frequently hear that customers want to learn - and which Productivity Hub can help you...
4 Jan 2011
What's new in Office 2010 for productivity fans
With Microsoft Office 2010 launching Wednesday for businesses and June at retail, we thought we'd take a moment to tell you about the exciting new features that will help you get your job done! I’ve been lucky enough to have been using Office 2010 for several months. Here are the time saving features...
10 May 2010
Combat procrastination with Office
I like to log tasks and track my activities in Office apps, whether it's building a schedule in Excel , converting emails into tasks and reminders in Outlook , or even jotting notes in OneNote . This helps my productivity in a few ways - it helps me break down larger tasks into smaller ones and keeps...
6 May 2011
Productivity. That word is thrown around more than a tennis ball at Wimbledon. But what does it mean? It means different things to different people, but my definition is to make my work process easy, so that I can get things done without thinking too much about the tools I use. I’ll give you an example...
12 Nov 2008
Clear the e-mail clutter with Ignore and Move in Outlook 2010
If you're like me, you spend a chunk of your day sifting through your e-mails looking for the ones that require action and deleting the ones that don't pertain to you. Well, that's what I used to do, anyway. With Outlook 2010, if a mail conversation comes in on a topic that I don't have any stake or...
24 May 2010
Keeping desktop clutter at bay with Windows 7
With multi-tasking, the lifestyle of choice in cube farms everywhere, most of us keep a virtual pile of programs and documents and shortcuts on our Windows desktops. We know where everything is—sort of. It’s on the desktop (somewhere). The trick is focusing on what we need for the task at hand, while...
10 Feb 2010
Email: Writing good subject lines
Your e-mail subject line can be more important than the message itself. I receive hundreds of emails, and I quickly look at the subject line and the first sentence to see if I need to read and respond or ignore. What emails are people are more likely to open? We are averse to being ‘sold’, so we ignore...
5 Nov 2009
Name your files for proper date sorting
Ever include dates in your Office document filenames? If you're archiving files and want them to sort properly, there's a format you should follow. Say that you archive final copies of your company newsletter with the date it was sent to customers. You might be tempted to use Newsletter-010410.docx to...
18 Jan 2010
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