OneNote: The Interactive Whiteboard

Microsoft OneNote.  Not many people know it’s installed on their computer with Microsoft Office.  I’ve been using it since 2003 as my notebook, research tool, place for drafts, sketching ideas, building searchable document repositories. When you hold or attend a meeting, the common tools are a whiteboard, pad and paper, hand outs of th…

Office Online: Naming and Renaming a Document

A small Office Online change has been made in how you can name / rename a document. While you have the Office Online doc open in your browser, the title is at the top in the middle of the screen. Double click the title and you can rename it. I noticed this when I tried to create a new Word Online document directly from the browser. We used to…

Notification emails – How useful are they?

[caption id="attachment_772" align="alignleft" width="400"] Notifications and rubbish collection day | Photo by Leon Brocard - https://flic.kr/p/5urMow[/caption] I get notifications from all sorts of groups, services and networks I'm subscribed to. LinkedIn conversations I've commented on, Twitter retweets and replies, group summaries. More rec…

Emailing notes to me@onenote.com

OneNote now accepts emailed notes - announced here in blogs.office.com I thought I'd take it for a spin and share the process and findings with you. Just to be a little different, rather than blog it, I've shared my process, notes, thoughts and ideas in my public notebook on this page, which opens in OneNote Online. Enjoy. Post your feedbac…

Whiteboarding + OneNote = Noteboarding

Do it more. Connected to projectors, laptop or tablet, in webinars and presentations, Noteboarding with OneNote is an excellent communication tool. I have been using it more and more, especially since setting up my desktop with my Surface Pro like this: Today I was performing some remote support using Citrix GoToAssist. I had to explain a few …

OneNote now free to Windows and Mac along with more goodies

Today, Office Blogs announced OneNote is now free to download and install on Mac and Windows computers. Pause "Wooooohooooo! OneNote for the people. Everywhere. Free!" But more than that. Now that the software is free, Microsoft has added a bunch of new features, API access, Partner apps and devices. OneNote for Mac currently stores…

Tell me when I have homework

I saw this conversation between two students on Twitter. It looks like they were cramming for a test the next day. It showed a practical use for Office 365 in schools. @RamanL_ ... Well there's a practice test on office365 right now — Amarachixoxo... (@AamarachiEgbued) March 4, 2014 When teachers upload practise tests, homework and resour…

Busy, but when are you free?

Using Lync, our organization has presence awareness - we know when someone is online, at their desk or device. I can see when a colleague is busy. I can see when they are next available. This short clip shows you where to: find when your colleague is next available, from their Lync contact card. schedule a meeting, opening an Outlook appoint…

Working Elsewhere – WFH? Lync Note and Location

Working from home today? Does your workplace use a distribution list to let others know that you're working from home? If you're using Lync as part of your Office 365 subscription, there are two ways you can tell people you are working from home. Use the Lync Note to share your status message, "What's happening today?" This is an easy way t…

Lync Web App – The ‘join from browser’ experience

Have you attended a Lync Online meeting using only your web browser? I attended an Ignite webcast, hosted using Lync. I left my power adapter for my laptop at work. My laptop is a 6 year old HP laptop and the battery lasts about 30 seconds without power.  So I needed to join the meeting using another laptop at home.  The point is, I could j…