For all the people out there with a love-hate relationship of the new Office ribbon,
here's something to grab your attention. Despite, the fact that the "experts" spent 10 years studying people's interaction with Office applications in order to come up with the magic ribbon, more than a few people are extremely frustrated on first contact with it! So, we now have help videos,
a sort of multi-media, social office assistant.
The Office team have come up with Microsoft Office Labs in an effort to ease the learning curve of
their Office "power users"... I'm keeping a straight face, honest :-| In short, the Office Labs umbrella site has two new projects which Microsoft has just gone live with: Community
Clips and Search Commands.
Given the pace with which Microsoft have been releasing new products lately, this is a
welcome source of information. I may be a developer, but I put mastering Office tools right
up there with programming the VCR... one day I'll master it...
I just noticed a new link when checking my hotmail this morning, to "Windows SkyDrive". Microsoft are offering 5GB worth of free online storage. It works with Windows or Mac with Firefox or Internet Explorer.
There are personal, shared and world folder options. File transfers are SSL-protected. What I found particularly interesting is that you can use the shared folders to colloborate with colleagues and set permissions for each person on a folder level. Nice angle :-)
I'm getting tired of emailing stuff between work and home. I'm also tired of getting down under my desk fumbling with a flash stick, so I think I'll give this a test drive for a while.
You can learn more here.