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By Adron Hall on February 28, 2013
Ok, so I think almost everybody has either slammed Marissa Mayer about the new Yahoo non-remote worker policy or said that it’s the medicine they have to swallow. Very few are actually pointing out however, that Yahoo was probably just really bad at managing their remote employees. In the end, I don’t care, that just [...]
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By Krishnan Subramanian on July 16, 2012
Microsoft (previous CloudAve coverage) today unveiled the new Office software with emphasis on Windows 8, Cloud and Social. They have built the new version of Office to take advantage of Windows 8 UI to offer touch and ink based gestures. The other interesting part was the Yammer integration with Sharepoint and Microsoft Dynamics. “We are [...]
By Adron Hall on March 13, 2012
Alright, there are a dozen office suites out there that sit in various places on one’s computer, in the cloud, can do X, Y, and Z and the list goes on. However, I don’t want to talk about any of those suites. I want to talk about the suite we all want, the suite that [...]
By Adron Hall on November 7, 2011
This talk is so right, but could it be so wrong at the same time?
…click through to see the video…
Just watch this, that’s all I have to say. Jason is so right about this topic. Here’s a few quotes to convince you.
“I’m going to talk about work, and why people can’t seem to get things done at work…”
“If you ask people the question, “where do you go when you really need to get something done?” you typically get three different types of answers; one is a kind of a place, a location or a room, another is a moving object, a third is a time…”
“The Train” < – That one caught my fancy, if you've ever talked to be about transit you know that one caught me…
"What you almost never hear people say is "the office""
"Managers and bosses will tell you the distractions at work are things like Facebook, Youtube…" "…and they'll go so far as to ban it…" "…what is this China?!"
"The real problem in the modern office is the M & Ms" < – Oh hell yeah, so very true.
"Manager's jobs are really to interrupt people…" "…they don't really do work so they have to interrupt you."
"You would never see a spontaneous meeting of employees, no, managers do that…"
By Zoli Erdos on July 14, 2009
Google Labs is a blessing: it allows the creation of useful new features that otherwise would possibly take forever to add… the downside that by turning “labs” on we all agree to be guinea-pigs. But there’s nothing new in that… The two Labs-related news today: Google Tasks has graduated, it’s no longer a Lab feature, [...]
By Krishnan Subramanian on July 13, 2009
Tech pundits are going in full swing at Techmeme about the announcement by Microsoft that they will release a web based office along with Office 2010. Our own Zoli has written about it here. First, I was planning to do a post on it but decided against joining the echo chamber where my efforts will [...]
By Zoli Erdos on July 13, 2009
I have zero interest in Microsoft Office 2010, the PC product. The last Office I bought was 2003, and I don’t need more: done installing and forever updating bloatware on several computers just to keep productive. Yet I am watching the Office 2010 related news this morning, for what it means to Web-based computing. The [...]
By Krishnan Subramanian on June 1, 2009
Today, Google announced the support for docx and xlsx support for Google Docs. This is a big relief for the users as they are clamoring for the support of Office 2007 formats. Today, I’m happy to be able to answer their question: we’ve added .docx and .xlsx to the list of file formats that we [...]
By Raju Vegesna on April 1, 2009
Remember when Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer laughed at the iPhone mentioning it doesn’t appeal to business customers? If you missed it, here it is…Well, it looks like Microsoft is developing an Office suite for the iPhone which obviously means it has changed its stance on ‘iPhone appealing to business customers’ – just like SAP few weeks [...]
By Eran Kampf on October 29, 2008
This year’s Microsoft Professional Developers Conference is full of announcements and surprises. The next big announcement besides Windows Azure (and Windows 7?) is the new “Office Web Applications” live service. The Office team will be delivering the five most popular Office applications as light weight browser based versions that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and [...]