powerpoint not required

two years ago this month i joined dekalb area toastmasters.  for the past year i have served as our club’s president.  today i was able to recreate my “icebreaker” speech the way i would have two years ago if a projector were available.  the title of the speech was “powerpoint not required”.  i started out…

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office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays (on a friday)

today i’m going to share my office live story and a link to a bunch of office content.  christian maulsby gave a great presentation at cwug (chicago windows user group) last night on office live and how he uses it professionally.  great session christian!  my story starts a couple years ago while my son and…


app-v 4.6 in production

i was on an early field pilot of microsoft application virtualization and today my other managed computer received app-v 4.6 and a virtualized adobe reader. now i’ve got a virtualized copy of adobe which doesn’t have to be delivered as part of the corporate image.  i’ve also been piloting the click-to-run delivery of office 2010…


office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays – use two versions of excel (and start saving disk space)

i haven’t used office 2003 for a while, but this evening i installed it for a demo environment on windows 7.  then i installed office 2010 click-to-run (a virtualized second copy of office built upon the same application virtualization technology we use in app-v) on the same computer (i’ve been dogfooding it for a while…

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office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays – web apps

at cwug (chicago windows user group) this evening i demoed the office 2010 click-to-run home and business edition (which uses app-v virtualization to stream and cache the software locally) and we also had some fun viewing the new web apps and editing powerpoint and excel documents online. editing a powerpoint 2010 document online one of…


windows touch – from windows xp to windows 7

in dekalb, il there’s a great little vietnamese restaurant called bea’s wok n roll and they run the business on a windows xp embedded register and application.  (and it’s a touch enabled device) bea’s wok n roll my daughter’s first grade class has a smart board interactive white board and is using a windows xp…


office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays

i just discovered a blur feature in powerpoint 2010 that makes it pretty easy to mess with someone in a presentation. 1) start with a title slide and then save the title slide as a JPG 2) next import the JPG into PowerPoint 2010 3) under artistic effects blur the picture 4) then choose to…


office 2010 with click-to-run

before we could speak publically about it, i was talking with a coworker about the fact that once windows 7 shipped i would still be dogfooding code since the next version office would still be in development and he asked if i had heard of click-to-run.  click-to-run is  based on core virtualization and streaming technologies from…