Brad George to speak on SharePoint

Brad George will speak at the upcomming Professional Development Summit (www.pdsummit.ca). Here is what he will be talking about:

SharePoint – A Revolution or Just Plain Revolting (Brad George)

Have you ever thought…

I wish I didn’t have to open a browser every time I go to my SharePoint project site, or
I wish my documents would work like they do on my file system, or
I still can’t find my documents in SharePoint, or
I wish I didn’t have to click 10 places to see my project data, or
I wish I could synchronize my MS Project schedule with SharePoint, or
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Neat Outlook trick

I use a little trick with Outlook signatures, and from what I gather from talking to a few folks, not too many people do this.

Do you find yourself sending the same email over and over again to different people (“We’ll keep your resume on file”, “Here are the directions to our office”, etc.)?

What I do is keep these messages as an Outlook signature, and just call them up whenever I need them. It is a lot easier than trying to find old emails with the same message. And there doesn’t seem to be any limit to the size. Plus it keeps you “on message”, and you can tweak the text if you need to.

CRM Software Improves Customer Service

There are three types of people: those who can count and those who can’t.

Or so goes the old mathematician’s joke.

Counting and keeping track of things is a very human thing to do. We want to know where we stand.

For years, companies have been able to accurately track their accounting via computerized programs.  But many other things relating to their customers were either tracked manually or via spreadsheets, neither of which are integrated with business processes.

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H&R Block Tax Software Makes Completing Personal Tax Returns Simple

Let me tell you how it will be;
There’s one for you, nineteen for me.
‘Cause I’m the taxman.
 – George Harrison

Towards the end of April each year, oldies radio stations tend to play the Taxman song a lot. According to their Anthology, the Beatles paid upwards of 95% income tax, which was the inspiration for the song.

Not only can we not avoid paying taxes, but we have to figure out on the government’s behalf how much we should be paying. That reminds me a bit of those old movies when cowboys were forced to dig their own graves.

At the risk of taking an analogy too far, H&R Block At Home Canadian personal tax software is the backhoe of paying taxes. It is not used for a cause you look forward to and you still have to do the work yourself, but it makes it easier.

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Technology Over the Years

Woody Allen used to say that 80% of success is showing up. I’d add that the remaining 20% is staying there long enough.

I was first introduced to Information Technology when I was in high school, back when the Apollo program was going on and the Foundations were singing “Build Me Up Buttercup”.

I am a member of a very small group of people around town who studied “Computer Science” 40 years ago and stuck with it ever since. I enjoy being at industry roundtables when we go around the room introducing ourselves and stating how long we’ve been in the business. I’m often the granddaddy of them all.

So naturally, over the years I’ve come to see all kinds of technology come and go and I thought this month I’d summarize the ones I think were truly revolutionary.

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