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“How do I learn…?” – A Suggested Process for Learning The New Shiny

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Anyone who works in the IT industry will tell you that nothing is ever static. One has to keep up their skills and stay abreast of the newest developments and changes to the tools we use to get the job done. Every 18 months, things change. There is always something that I like to call “The New Shiny”.

So two questions arise:

  1. Where do I start?
  2. How do I learn the ins and outs of “The New Shiny”?

While I do not claim to be a guru, I have been called “a learning machine”. Read on to see how I tackle the challenge of learning new things in my personal development process.

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Using SharePoint 2010 List and Library Alerts

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Filed under Productivity, SharePoint

Helping People Do Their Jobs Better…

In my last post I showed you how to create an alert on a document. The alert was configured to send a notification whenever a change occured to the document. In this post I’m going to show you how to create an alert at a Document Library level.

Sometimes you may find the need to be notified whenever anything changes within a library or list. An alert set up for an specific object, like a list item or document in a library, is good if you want to only be notified for that specific item. But what if you need to be notified about changes to all the items in the list or library? Here’s how… Read More »

Using SharePoint 2010 Item and Document Alerts

Filed under Productivity, SharePoint

Helping people do their jobs better…

A lot of seasoned SharePoint users know of it, but how many actually use it? I’m talking about the Alerts feature in SharePoint 2010.

Alerts are a great way of being pro-active when using SharePoint. Alerts let you track what is going with lists, libraries, and various other items and objects in SharePoint. Receive alerts when and item or document is changed, or even when something happens on a list or a library. Here’s how… Read More »

Microsoft Office 365 – Productivity via the Cloud

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Filed under Productivity, SharePoint

Ask us how!

My inaugural post

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Filed under Productivity, Usability

The team at Quercus has done an outstanding job preparing our blogging site and sharing some of our experience, skills and opinions. It’s high time I do the same. Blogging has been around for a while, but I’ve always struggled with posting. What can I possibly share with the rest of the world that may be interesting?

thinking I often find myself observing other individuals as they work, and critiquing visual interfaces. These are obviously my opinions, but I enjoy coming up with ways for improvement, typically never written down – just thoughtful thinking. Well, now I have a medium to express my thoughts about productivity and the user experience.

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