Using SharePoint Workspace 2010 to access SharePoint content offline

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, the new name for Microsoft Office Groove,  is a client application (included with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010) for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. It provides offline access to SharePoint documents and lists from desktop and enables real-time synchronization of content in desktop with that in the SharePoint. When…


Client solutions for WAN environments

Many organizations include users who are distributed across WAN links and users who are not always connected to the network. A new TechNet article for our SharePoint customers – Client solutions for WAN environments (SharePoint Server 2010) describes client solutions that can be used across slow network connections or when users are offline. Given below are some…


Office 365: Part 3 – Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps are the online companion to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, Office Web Apps enables users to access and edit documents from anywhere you have a connection to your organization’s SharePoint site. Users can view, share, and work on documents with others online across personal computers, mobile phones, and the web. Refer…


Office 365: Part 2 – Microsoft Office Professional Plus

As part of Office 365 offering, a subscription pricing model for Office will be available called Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop suite. This suite includes the following Office 2010 Applications: Microsoft Access 2010 Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Microsoft OneNote 2010 Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Microsoft Publisher 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010…


Office 365: Part 1 – An Overview

On 19th October, 2010 Microsoft announced Office 365, a new service that brings Office desktop software and Office Web Apps, together with SharePoint, Exchange and Lync in the cloud. Read the Press Release: Microsoft Office 365: The Power to Think Big and Be Small, to Be Big and Act Fast To know more, click here:…


Publishing and reusing PowerPoint content using Slide Library

By using PowerPoint 2010, you can share and reuse individual slide content by storing those slides in a “Slide Library” on a SharePoint 2010 server. A simple but powerful feature; specially for those who work a lot on presentations. The combination of PowerPoint 2010 and SharePoint 2010: Provides Central Repository: store slides in SharePoint 2010…


Configuring options for Outlook 2010

Outlook application provides you with a world-class experience to stay productive and in touch with your personal and business networks.  With the release of Outlook 2010, you get a richer set of experiences – from a redesigned look to advanced e-mail organization, search, communication and social networking features. There are lots of customization options available…


Forgotten Attachment Detector from Microsoft Office Labs

My favorite Outlook add-in Forgotten Attachment Detector (FAD) from Microsoft Office Labs got updated recently. When you send an email FAD checks the mail content against a pre-configured list of keywords that indicate you’ve forgotten to attach an attachment. If it detects this, it notifies you and gives you a chance to correct any mistakes….


Experiencing Office Web Apps in SkyDrive

Microsoft Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, enabling people to access and do light editing or sharing of Office documents from virtually anywhere. Office Web Apps is available to consumers and businesses through: SkyDrive in Windows Live: For consumers and small business users, Office Web Apps is available…


Ribbon Hero from Microsoft Office Labs

If you want to boost your Microsoft Office skills, you can try out a cool game – Ribbon Hero. Its an add-in, sits in the “Ribbon” area of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007/2010 applications and displays the points you have scored. There are two ways to earn points. The first is by using the Office…