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  • Blog Post: BI Bites 1: Sparklines

    This demo starts a new series of videos showing some of the capabilities of Microsoft's BI stack in bite sized chunks. This video shows how easy it is to add a simple chart to a table by using the new Sparkline feature of Excel 2010.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2010 Introduction Part 2: Rules Management

    Second in my series of demos introducing InfoPath 2010 and some of the new features. This demo shows some of the different ways you can add and manage rules to a form template. It shows quick rules, the rules management pane and copying rules, as well as some of the different formating and action rules...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint is...

    There is one very difficult question which I get asked on a regular basis. What is SharePoint? Well, here are a few things that SharePoint is.
  • Blog Post: Office Mini 7: Mail Tips

    This video continues my Office Mini demo series with a look at a new feature of Outlook 2010: mail tips If you have any suggestions for features to include in this series, please leave me a comment.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 7

    Continuing my series of demonstrations introducing the capabilities of InfoPath 2007. This demo shows how easy it is to create a form that connects to a database to view records, update records and create records.
  • Blog Post: Office Mini 2: Save to SharePoint

    This video continues my series of mini demos showing features of Office 2010 that you might not know about. In this video, I show how to save an Office document to SharePoint without leaving the client. If there’s a feature you’d like to see demonstrated as part of this series, let me know.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 4: Simple KPI

    This demo continues my series of videos showing the Microsoft business intelligence offering in bite sized chunks. In this demo, I show how to create a simple key performance indicators (KPI) based on a project task list and then how to display a KPI list in a SharePoint page.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 14: SharePoint Dashboards

    I am continuing my series of short business intelligence demos with this look at how easy it is to create a BI dashboard in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that can contain a range of different components. This file is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Collaboration

    This is the second in my series of videos showing how SharePoint can be used as a solution to a range of business problems. This demo shows some of the features that are designed to help SharePoint function as a collaboration solution, such as discussion boards, wiki pages, project task lists and more...
  • Blog Post: DQS: Create a New Knowledge Base

    This is the first video I've done on Data Quality Services. It shows how to get started with DQS by creating a new knowledge base and running knowledge discovery on a sample data set.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 8

    This is part 8 in my series of introductions to InfoPath 2007. In this demo, I show the publishing wizard and how to share form templates with those who need to fill the forms out.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2010 Introduction Part 4 - Quick Publish

    This short demo video shows the time-saving capabilities of the Quick Publish button in InfoPath 2010.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 25: Excel Web App

    This video continues my series of Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show the Excel Web App, the browser-based version of Excel available through SharePoint and Windows Live. I show some of what you can and can't do in this cloud-based version of Excel. This video is available...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 10: PerformancePoint Services Scorecards

    This video is part of a series of bite-sized Business Intelligence demos. This video builds on the previous two to show how to put together a scorecard in Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This video is available for download in my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: Office Mini 3: Office.com Templates

    This video is another mini demo to show features of Office 2010 that you might not be aware of. In this demo, I show how to make use of templates from Office.com to quickly produce new documents. If you have any favourite Office 2010 features or things you'd like to see me show, leave a comment...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Awareness

    This very brief video is intended to give a glimpse at the sort of problems InfoPath could solve using features such as browser-enabled forms, conditional formating, data connections, data validation and so on.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 7: PerformancePoint Services Data Connections

    This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. In this demo, I show how to use PerformancePoint Services' Dashboard Designer to create a data connection to a SQL Server Analysis Services data cube.
  • Blog Post: Creating Workflows in Visio 2010 and SharePoint Designer

    One of the improvements in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is the ability to interact with Visio. As well as the new Visio Services allowing you to render Visio diagrams in the browser, you can create a workflow diagram in Visio that can be used in combination with SharePoint Designer to create a working...
  • Blog Post: Want to download the BI Bites videos?

    I've had a request from someone wanting to put my BI Bites videos on their internal SharePoint deployment to help their users see what they can do. Rather than just sending him the files, I thought I'd put them somewhere everyone can get hold of them. You can now download all the videos from my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 16: Visio Services

    This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. This follows on from the previous BI Bites video, where I showed how to connect a Visio 2010 diagram to data in Excel. In this video, I show how to publish a Visio diagram to SharePoint 2010 using the new Visio Services feature so display the diagram...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Portals

    This video is the first of a new series showing how the capabilities of SharePoint fit various business solutions. SharePoint can be used in a wide range of different scenarios to solve a huge number of different business problems. In this series, I will discuss some of the most common ways SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Multi-stage disposition in SharePoint 2010

    This video shows one of the new content management features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010: multi-stage content management policies.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 19: Gauges

    This video continues my series of Business Intelligence bite-sized demos. In this demo, I show how to create a gauge in SQL Server Report Builder 3.0. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: SharePoint is the answer!

    SharePoint is a huge product that can do such a wide range of things. Often, the hardest thing about SharePoint is knowing where to start when explaining what it does. So here's a bit of humour born of the idea that SharePoint is the answer to a wide range of business problems.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 9: Custom Indicators

    This video continues my series of demos showing the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack in bite-sized chunks. This carries on from the previous demo, where I showed how to create KPIs in PerformancePoint Services for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. In this video, I show how to create a custom indicator...