Knowledge Pack: Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office 365

Here is a series of articles about this commonly performed comparison.
It offers an unconventional yet practical perspective.

  1. Google Docs vs. MS Office: Want vs. Need – the concept with few examples
  2. We are doing a feature comparison. So we should know the quantification as well.
    How many features does Microsoft Office have?
  3. Google Docs vs. MS Office: “I don’t need all these features”
    This post discusses the commonest response to feature explosion in Microsoft Office

more articles coming soon …

Google Docs vs. MS Office: Want vs. Need

I am confronted with this question quite often while conducting Office Efficiency sessions.
In spite of writing 716 blog posts as on date, I have not covered this topic – intentionally. Why not? Because if you actually compare the products, concluding that Microsoft Office (and Office 365) is better is a no-brainer.

Problem: There seems to be a lot of confusion and ambiguity in the minds of decision makers, users and IT professionals about this issue.

Solution: Let us compare some features and try to reach a conclusion.

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Don’t worry too much about the content of this visual. I just tried to make it look like a poster with lot of filler text.

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How to succeed in office politics using Office

Here is the recording of my session in Pune DevCon – a gathering of developers in Pune, India. Please pardon me for using Hindi language intermittently. I needed to use local language for maximum impact.

Thanks to Mahesh Mitkari, Mayur Tendulkar, Vikram Pendse and team for arranging a great event. Enjoy!

This is a live recording. Please pardon the background noise and poor video quality.

Office 365 Worst Practices – Part 8 – Focus only on What’s New

This is not specific to Office 365 – it is a general phenomenon. IT professionals are especially prone to this “What’s New Syndrome”. Whenever any product is being considered for purchase, deployment or adoption, What’s New becomes an important part of the discussion. Unfortunately, that is NOT the right way to plan rollout or adoption of ANY product. Why? Because focusing on What’s New assumes you already know What’s Old (and are using it effectively) – which is rarely true!

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Outlook 2016: Insert Attachment shows OneDrive recent files

Office 2016 has enhanced the integration with cloud. Inserting attachments into a mail requires you to select the file to be inserted. Often this file is something you have been working on very recently (as in, few minutes back). But often we forget the path and struggle to locate the file. Now that problem is solved. Find out how…

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Office 365 Worst Practices – Part 7 – Inadequate efforts to drive adoption

The buzzword is  “consumption”. Deployment does not mean effective usage. The efforts which are taken in this direction are inadequate as well as misdirected. This guarantees underutilization and poor ROI. Read on to find out what goes wrong and how to correct it.

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Knowledge Pack: Office 365 Worst Practices

While working with hundreds of customers globally, I see lot of mistakes being done. This leads to poor ROI and business value. Best Practices get all the limelight. But mistakes are never documented publicly. Hence I am writing this series.

Some mistakes are strategic, some technical, some operational. The worst practices article list is growing! Here is a list of all articles I have written on this topic so far. Future articles will also be added to keep this knowledge pack current. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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