Simplify management of an Excel Power View template by using a VSTO add-in

Templates are one of the cornerstones in modern professional Excel development. By using one or more templates, we can provide a structural approach for end users to acquire, store and present data. From a development point of view, we can simplify the maintenance. In this tutorial, Excel MVP Dennis Wallentin shows how to simplify management of a Power View template by using a VSTO add-in.


Yammer Featured Partner: Scoop.it

This post was brought to you by Scoop.it, one of the newest partners on the Yammer Platform. Learn more about Scoop.it here. Supercharge your Yammer feed, help your team work smarter, and express your own unique opinions by sharing awesome, relevant content through Yammer’s new integration with Scoop.it, a content curation and publishing platform for…


Find content easily with the Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot

The Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot helps you find the SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and Office 365 technical content that you’re looking for. The content pivot brings together content from TechNet and Office.com and allows you to filter on a variety of parameters, such as technical subject, job role, and IT lifecycle. Each tile in the pivot represents an article on TechNet or Office.com.


Garage Series: The new Office, thriving in a virtualized world

This week, our adventurous hosts tackle one of the most requested topics, managing Office in virtualized environments from the entire desktop to hosting the application on Remote Desktop Server with Office 365. They explain virtualization options, licensing implications and even demonstrate how to convert Click-to-Run media into an App-V package. Lead deployment engineer Jefferson Criddle also joins again to discuss how application virtualization is at the core of the Click-to-Run…


The Social Service Desk – The Future of Call Centers? (Part I)

There’s something of a revolution happening in the way organizations are using Yammer in call centers and help desks around the world today and it’s gathering momentum. Tech-savvy companies are finding that the “Social Service Desk” is playing an ever-important role in the way help desks are run and in the way they provide services…


Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year awards announced

We recognize the best of the best Microsoft Project partners with the prestigious Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner of the Year Award.  This year, we have seen great case studies and stunning solutions that Microsoft Project partners have built, and this underscores the great success and power of Microsoft Project and its partner community. Please join us in celebrating the success of the PPM partner community and congratulating the winner…


SkyDrive Pro client for Windows now available

We are pleased to announce that the SkyDrive Pro sync client is now available for Windows. This standalone client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync their personal SkyDrive Pro and any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document libraries to their local machine for access to important content on and offline. The SkyDrive Pro client can be installed standalone and does not…

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Arysta LifeScience replaces rollout of Google Apps for Business in favor of Microsoft Office 365 to build a more productive global organization

Arysta LifeScience wanted to standardize on cloud-based communication and collaboration services. It chose Google Apps for Business. However, employees in the pilot group were unhappy with the user interface and IT struggled with compatibility issues. Arysta LifeScience replaced the Google deployment and introduced Microsoft Office 365. We recently spoke to Dustin Collins, Global Head of Global IT Infrastructure at Arysta LifeScience, to learn how the company is benefiting.


Enterprise Software for a Changing World

[embed width="500"]https://vimeo.com/64184592[/embed] The way enterprise software is built is undergoing a dramatic shift. Traditionally, enterprise software has been built through a fairly standard process. While this multiyear process–from ideation to launch–is predictable, it’s also predictably flawed: the increasing pace of change means that the output of this process will necessarily miss customers’ changing needs. Fortunately,…


Project Managers win with Project Online and Office 365 cloud services

Project Management Offices win with Project Online, which delivers powerful project portfolio management capabilities as a flexible Office 365 cloud service. Teams can get started quickly with cloud collaboration and manage risks, track ideation, and allocate resources across organizations to deliver business value. Project Online works with the SharePoint platform and enjoys the business benefits of Office 365, which modernizes productivity infrastructure without any compromise.