Bring Your Teams Together

The Microsoft Office 365 Groups feature moves team communications on to a new level by putting everything related to a project in one place. From Outlook, teams of users can connect, schedule meetings, share common calendars and files and take notes. Six tips and tricks for using 365 Groups. 1. Bring your team together around a topic or … [Read more...]

Easy Office 365 eBook

This new eBook is possibly the only guide you will ever need to all the amazing things you can now achieve using Office 365. For a thorough overview of the latest apps and productivity solutions your organisation needs, to tips and short-cuts to help you every day, this single slim volume has the answers.There’s more to Office 356 than meets the … [Read more...]

Colour Coding Productivity

The human mind is a glorious jigsaw, and piecing together the puzzle is fascinating. Look around your work space. Are all the walls the same innocuous colour? We are now learning how our work spaces affect our productivity and colour contributes to our general state of wellbeing. It is also a useful tool in motivation and increasing … [Read more...]

Deduped, A Little Magic To Clean Up Your Act

Excel is probably SMEs most used database and contacts manager system, and one of the tasks that is often performed is comparing lists and finding duplicate records. With increasingly stringent controls on data held by organisations undertaking this essential and highly efficient task will ensure you are confident in your data lists and eliminate … [Read more...]

A Cunning Plan For Successful Group Working

Are you running a team, or involved with planning for single or multiple teams and projects? If the answer to that is yes, or if you are juggling multiple activities and need an easy to use tool to provide an overview of the status of all of those tasks, then Microsoft Office 365 Planner is an application that you should take a look at. Planner is … [Read more...]

Marginal Gains Create Champions

We’ve seen it on the track and on the water, marginal gains have been a big concept in sport for a decade. Migrating that to your work space will save you time and helps you navigate your applications more effectively. Here we offer 15 short-cut key sets that save seconds and give you back time in your working day. Alt+F4 = Quit Program CTRL+C = … [Read more...]

How to narrow your search in Outlook

Some users prefer to store thousands of emails in their inboxes whilst others ruthlessly delete messages that have been dealt with or forwarded to colleagues. But whether you’re a hoarder or a spring cleaner, all of us struggle to find the email we’re looking for sometimes. Outlook offers a search bar, which you may have already tried, but did … [Read more...]

Hints and Tips: Save time in Outlook with Quick Parts

Users of Outlook frequently find themselves using the same standard text in a range of situations, such as drafting sales proposals, following up on client meetings and chasing in payments. But did you know you can avoid typing out these same paragraphs time after time with the Quick Parts feature, which allows snippets of both text and images to … [Read more...]

How to avoid your hardware overheating in soaring temperatures

July has certainly got off to a hot start and weather forecasters are predicting more soaring temperatures for the weeks ahead. So spare a thought for your computer systems, which are liable to overheat if certain basic precautions are not taken. Open doors or windows and increase ventilation using desk fans and mobile air conditioning units … [Read more...]

Microsoft Word: Three features you didn’t know existed

Of all the different Microsoft Office applications, Word is perhaps the most commonly used. It has an extremely rich feature set; one that allows you to achieve all kinds of things with your text and imagery. To realise its true potential, though, you’ll need to delve a little deeper than the Font and Paragraph sections. Below are a few of the … [Read more...]