Every now and then I go off on a tangent away from databases and try to improve some of my other important skills, like maximizing my knowledge of the various Microsoft Office products I use in-and-out everyday. (Let me tell ya, a good shortcut cheat sheet is worth its weight in gold! Let me know where I can find some of those for the Office products, if you know of any.) Anyway, I learned about some new(ish) resources on my latest productivity expedition that I thought I'd so that you can take advantage of them too. (Let me know if any of these links go dead).
Microsoft Office Social MediaI'm kind'a surprised by the value of some social media pages. Others, not so much. Here's some good ones to investigate:
- Facebook – www.facebook.com/office
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/OfficeLive
- YouTube – www.youtube.com/officevideos
- YouTube - www.youtube.com/OfficeLive
- Twitter – www.twitter.com/office
- Twitter - www.twitter.com/Office_Live
- LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Microsoft-Office-1913738
The Office BlogI used to read a ton of different email newsletters from Microsoft. Now, I just go to The Office Blog. It's comprised of all of those older newsletters, like Inside Office Online, Office Offline, Templates & Clip Art, and Crabby Office Lady blogs. So now we have a single place to get (and share productivity stories, find useful ideas, and build better solutions on top of Microsoft Office. You can also get involved and join the conversation. When you leave comments, you can include links to your Web site, blogs, and Twitter feeds so that the world can learn more about you. They even want contributions! (Let the staff writers know if you have an idea or want to contribute a blog post).
Office 2010 Resource Center
There are so many other great resources out there, depending on your special needs. I'm tossing a bunch of these additional resources below because A) it's easy to just cut-n-paste and I'm basically lazy, and B) you might not already know about them.
Office 2010 General
Microsoft Office Product BlogsGet insight directly from the product teams. They sometimes even know what they're talking about!
Some Miscellaneous Microsoft Office LinksThis stuff isn't my cup of tea (except for the BI content), but maybe you haven't heard of it and it'd be helpful for you:
Again, let me know if any of these links go dead or you have other resources you'd like to post here. Thanks!