Interview: Building a better business on a shoestring budget

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKsdfpXWLTs&list=UUOKvCjwLP0AmzaCowUHL_Vw]   Posted by Steven Woodgate Microsoft Talking Business speaks to Office 365 Product Manager Ita McAndrew to discuss how businesses don’t have to take the expensive when starting up, suggesting affordable ways to help. We, at Microsoft, are happy to announce ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’ succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate…


Communicate with customers using LinkedIn

I have one of my US colleagues to thank for spotting these videos, which demonstrate how small businesses can use LinkedIn to communicate effectively with customers. Ignore the occasional Americanism like ‘hanging your business shingle online’ (which I think is the equivalent of ‘hanging your hat online’ – these brief videos offer quick and easy…


Windows 7 Step-by-step videos on YouTube

If you’ve recently deployed Windows 7 or maybe have new starters joining, these Microsoft Windows 7 step-by-step videos are worth bookmarking. Produced by Microsoft Press, the videos show how to make best use of Microsoft software and technologies in an easy-to-follow, visual format. Not just Windows 7 either – you can find more step-by-step videos on…


Office 365 resources & slides from online presentation

On 30 June we held an online presentation on Office 365 – you can download the slides from that presentation here (5MB file size). And  you can also view and hear the presentation again here: View Recording or https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/plc_cc2/view?id=82MTSC If you’re prompted for a recording ID after you’ve allowed Windows Media Player to run, it’s 82MTSC. For…


Reasons why SMBs are adopting cloud power

We’ve just published a couple of new videos on SMB adoption of cloud power on both our Microsoft Showcase and YouTube channels. Andy Burton, CEO of Rise (a division of Fasthosts) and Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum, explains that the prime driver for adopting cloud power is flexibility – the ability to scale up…


Want more productivity? Get smarter technology (Tip #3)

Unleash Your Task (Bar) Force Comparing documents used to be a pain. And simply finding the files, folders and applications you frequently access could take much longer than you would like. Not anymore.   Elise Ambrose, president of Elite Personnel says that Aero Snap is a “huge help [when] constantly switching between apps. Now it’s…


Office Publisher 2010 features & benefits

How to get a free trial of Office Publisher 2010 is one of the most popular search queries on the blog, so here’s where you can find all the info you need: http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/publisher/publisher-2010-features-and-benefits-HA101808856.aspx?CTT=1 Publisher is not included in Office Home & Business 2010, but it is in Office Pro 2010 – download a trial of…


Calling all budding movie makers!

Windows 7 is proudly sponsoring the 54th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival, 13-28 October, and is working with the BFI as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting British creativity.   To celebrate, Windows 7 is inviting you to create your own 7-second movie inspired by your favourite film or genre. The winning…


Friday’s essential viewing (apart from England v Algeria 7.30pm)

We’ve just uploaded three new videos onto our MicrosoftSB YouTube channel. 1.      Boosting productivity across the PC, phone and browser 2.      Excel 2010 key features 3.      Office 2010 – helping you work with others   They all show brief (3-6 mins) demos of how Microsoft Office 2010 can help you work quicker and smarter through:…