Office 2013 Tips: Quick Access Toolbar

Last week we brought you a tutorial on one of the coolest new features in Office 2013. This week, we’ve put together a tutorial on another Office feature; the Quick Access Toolbar. This is not a new feature, but it’s one of the handiest features to master as it can really change the way you work in your Office applications. … Read More

Office 2013 Present Online feature (video tutorial).

There is a growing trend of businesses investing in globally diverse teams, mobilised workforces and flexible work arrangements that allow staff to work from home.  This is creating a demand for software vendors to build sharing capabilities into our favourite productivity tools. If you’re new to Office 2013 or haven’t yet upgraded, you may not be aware of the “Present … Read More

End of XP Support Action Plan

As we’ve mentioned previously, XP support ends April 8, 2014.  At the risk of sounding like we’re repeating ourselves, it’s crucial that we communicate the importance of paying attention to this milestone – or should we say more accurately, tombstone. It is reported that of all the operational computers in the world, between a quarter and a third are still … Read More

Power BI; powerful departmental insight

It is easy to think that Big Data is all about having access to a huge sum of information, as the name implies.  While it certainly is that, the key for business is that Big Data is about harnessing the right data sources.  By aggregating data and analysing averages in a meaningful way, it is possible to gain insights that are … Read More

Office 365 news for Australian SMBs

The IT industry is set for a shake-up. In just a couple of months, Microsoft plans to put Office 365 in the hands of the entire channel. For some time now, Microsoft have been increasingly enthusiastic about moving clients to their public cloud offering; Office 365.  In Australia, the only way to access Office 365 to date has been via … Read More

OneNote; how to maximise your productivity

OneNote has been around for a few years now but it is still one of those programs that is vastly under-utilised. So let’s have a recap. What is OneNote? Simply put, it’s a Microsoft Office application that allows you to quickly capture ideas, notes, drawings, pictures, web links and documents on “Pages” that are grouped in “Notebooks”. You can keep … Read More

Windows XP support – be aware the April end date looms

An important update on the Windows XP Support end date. As you may have heard, the Microsoft Windows XP support end date is looming.  Office 2003 and Windows XP support is set to terminate on April 8, 2014. If your organisation has not started the migration to modern desktops, it’s important to act as soon as possible, particularly if you … Read More

The Power of SharePoint

One of the things we talk about on The Freshmethod Blog is The Cloud. Today’s topic ties in with that theme, but in a very specific way. When companies make the move to a cloud environment, the big question is where and how to save the company information. Well, this is a question that Microsoft has obviously considered at length, … Read More

What Happened To Microsoft Small Business Server?

In September of this year Microsoft announced the release of its new server product. Server 2012. Times like this are always joyous occasions for gadget guys like me. Something new and shiny with new, shiny features to tinker with. The interesting thing about this announcement was that it had been preceded by some very unpopular news. Only months earlier, Microsoft … Read More