The Office Tech Pro

Is Google+ still a thing?

August 7, 2017 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

You still see the logo sprinkled about, but if you’re not already a Google+ devotee, you might wonder why with all the other big social players around. Here’s the what and why of Google+ with some decision-making fodder for jumping on (or off) the bandwagon.

Present online like a pro

May 2, 2017 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

With Google Slides you can create and present slides online. And there are tools that can make it more interactive and more dynamic.
By creating custom columns, we make it easy to locate documents quickly and in any arrangement that makes sense for a particular use.
Google forms is an easy way to launch a survey or create a form to place on your website.

The art of SharePoint governance

October 3, 2016 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Without a few guidelines, rules and boundaries, SharePoint can quickly become a weed-ridden mess in which it’s hard to find what you need.
After firing up Sheets in Google Drive, click on the Sheets icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. You’ll see template options for starting up a new spreadsheet. Let’s take a little tour…
If your organization uses SharePoint 2010 or greater, you can create, fully featured, automated surveys without using an external app or software.

PowerPoint questions answered

April 6, 2016 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Re-arranging a presentation; dealing with an inherited presentation that does not fit your style.
There’s a gold mine of information in your calendaring data, whether you use Google, Outlook, Lotus Note or GroupWise.

Demystifying SharePoint permissions

January 11, 2016 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Permissions can become confusing in SharePoint. A few basic principles help clear the mist a little. The more complex you allow your permissions structure to become, the less secure and, ultimately, the bigger nightmare it is to administer.
One of the exercises to do while preparing for a SharePoint rollout is to think about how it can be used to answer questions that would otherwise fill up email or voice mail. A well-built company-facing team site should be a reliable resource for frequently asked questions. With a few tweaks, the Issues List app (or list template in 2010) can serve two functions: a place to record open issues or questions, and, when answered, an FAQ.
Could you use one or two dozen hours returned to you? Most people would. If you use Microsoft Word a great deal, there are opportunities to do things much faster and more accurately. Here are three ways to save time and be more accurate.
If you’ve ever inherited a workbook that has been passed down from several individuals without a lot of Excel knowledge who had a very definite idea of what they wanted, but not how to get it in the best way possible, learning opportunities abound. Here are the biggest lessons that came out of a real whopper …