Simon May

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  • Blog Post: The argument for Silverlight as part of your corporate optimized desktop

    What do you deploy to your people as part of your corporate standard desktop?  Windows 7 – yep gota have that! Office 2010?  Yep you know you need to moving to it if you want your people to work as efficiently as possible.  MDOP – well obviously you’re going to be using parts of MDOP to...
  • Blog Post: One love for OneNote

    I was just catching up on my feeds when I spotted this on lifehacker they’ve run a Hive Fiver poll to find out what tools people use to manage their life and personal projects and OneNote along with Evernote and plain text ala Notepad have come out on top.  What a great result, OneNote is an unsung...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Compatibility

    One of the hurdles that I’ve personally experienced when trying to move people to the latest version of Office to help them be more productive is that those little tools they rely on – that excel add-in that they bought that’s become a core part of their process - just isn’t known to you, the IT Pro...
  • Blog Post: Another not-very-revolutionary feature: Gmail does “undo send”

    Gmail’s undo send feature is being talked up all over the web right now.  Why.  It’s revolutionary of course.  WRONG. Outlook has done this for YEARS, all that’s happening is that a delay is introduced.  To do this in Outlook 2010: Go to Options > Advanced Scroll down to Send and...
  • Blog Post: Optimized Desktop unplugged Slides

    Just a quick one to provide people access to the slides from todays OD unplugged session in London.  I can’t share my demo just now but I will record it…here are the slides for OD unplugged .  But also embedded in the post here courtesy of Windows Live and don’t forget to checkout Springboard...
  • Blog Post: Tools to help you deploy Office 2010

    The Office 2010 Engineering blog posted a great roundup of the tools that you can use to help deploy Office 2010 this week.  It’s a powerful tool set and I honestly can’t see a blocker to deployment that it doesn’t help remove.  You don’t know what addins are out there…there’s a tool for that...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Presentations with Office Web Apps

    I created this presentation for a briefing session that I did recently and I didn’t get to run through the whole thing.  So I thought I’d share it and do so by showing off a new and cool feature of Office Web Apps: the ability to embed a slide show from your SkyDrive in a web page.  The question...
  • Blog Post: Planning Office 2010 deployment

    Last week I posted about how to use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit to plan your deployments of Windows 7 and Office.  In the same vein I’ve noticed an article on the Knowledge Base that brings together tons of resources to help you to go beyond and do more.  The article...