Remote Brainstorming Modern Solutions

Brainstorming — whereby a project team attacks a problem by spontaneously thinking up potential solutions (no matter how ridiculous) and seeing what sticks — isn’t as easy as one would think. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult collaborative activities to carry out. What makes brainstorming even more challenging for some is having to…

Help Your Staff Manage Stress

Even at the best of times, life can definitely be stressful, and today’s turbulent economy and sometimes bleak business environment only add to the stress. If you’re in a managerial position at your job, part of your role is to help your staff get through times of stress, whether they are experiencing stress at home,…

How to Co-author PowerPoint Presentations

Office 2010 makes it easier for you to co-author documents with multiple users. This co-authoring functionality is available in PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, and OneNote 2010 documents that are stored on a SharePoint Server 2010. In addition, you can use the co-authoring functionality in both Excel and OneNote Web apps. There are two caveats with…

Windows 7’s Accessibility Features

Like its predecessors, Windows 7 includes several built-in accessibility features. These features make it easier for users with a wide range of physical challenges to use Windows 7 and their computers. Furthermore, many of the accessibility features carried over from previous versions of Windows are improved in Windows 7. Ease of Access Center When it…

Work at the Same Time in Word

Word 2010 includes many features that enable to you work more effectively with others on documents. Some of these features include: Block Authors, Save and Refresh, and Conflict Resolution Mode. Here, we’ll look at these features in more detail. Note: many of the co-authoring features in Word 2010 are only available when your documents are…

How to Use Advanced Sharing in Windows 7

In Windows 7, you use shared folder permissions to configure who has access to your folders and specifically what type of access they have. For example, you can give an individual or group access to a folder but only give them Read access, which means they can’t make any changes. The specific shared folder permission…

What Not To Do At A Holiday Party

With the holiday season once again upon us, it’s time for those office Christmas parties. I’m sure we’ve all seen “that” movie or heard “that” story about the guy who ended his career at the office Christmas party. If you’re office soiree is fast approaching, here are a few things you should avoid to ensure…