Remote collaboration tools and connectivity promise to unleash us from the office, but despite these advantages most of us still spend the majority of our days in drab spaces. Perhaps the New Year is the perfect opportunity for knowledge workers to reconsider where they work.
As more and more people use the internet to make their work mobile and free themselves from being shackled to the office,…
Microsoft has rolled out a co-authoring update to Word Web App, part of the Office Web Apps suite. This means multiple users can now edit a document simultaneously via Windows Live SkyDrive in Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 and Word Web App.
Yesterday, Microsoft (s msft) announced that it had added the ability to embed PowerPoint and Excel documents from Office Web Apps into other websites. It’s a really neat feature and easy to use, so I thought I’d make a quick screencast showing you how it works:
Office Web Apps, the online version of Office, has gained some new features, and is now available in more countries, Microsoft announced today. Of particular note is that users can now embed PowerPoint and Excel documents from Office Web Apps in their own websites.
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Office furniture is a great place to start taking responsibility for your environmental impact. Desks, shelves and chairs do more damage to the environment than simply using up natural resources. They can also introduce toxic chemicals into the environment during their manufacture or after their disposal.
Office Web Apps — Microsoft’s free online version of its Office suite — is now available to users in the U.S., the UK, Canada, and Ireland via Windows Skydrive. To try it out, just head to office.live.com (you’ll need a Windows Live account).
However, I’m left puzzled by this specific integration — sharing and collaborating on Office documents is just not something that I envisage myself doing on Facebook, and I really can’t see my Facebook friends doing it, either.
There was plenty of praise from WWD readers for the Humanscale Freedom, and also my GigaOM and jkOnTheRun colleague Kevin C. Tofel owns one and loves it so that’s the chair I decided to go for.
I’m currently looking to buy a new office chair. The trouble is that there are so many available that the choice is bewildering, and as I’ve had back problems in the past I’d like to get a chair that is both comfortable and ergonomic.