What’s OneNote?

OneNote is a digital notebook that automatically backs up to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud. Microsoft has developed apps for every device including Windows PC, Mac,iPhone, Android. OneNote notebooks can be shared with colleagues for real-time collaboration.

Why OneNote?

OneNote allows you to capture just about anything. Type notes, record audio, create a quick sketch, add pictures, videos, and any other document. Then organize everything into notebooks, sections, and pages. OneNote can be as structured or as unstructured as you want it to be. …

A complete guide to Microsoft’s competitor to Slack

Microsoft Teams GUI with Labels
Microsoft Teams GUI with Labels
Illustration by the author.

Microsoft Teams is a communication platform much like Slack that combines one on one & team chat, video meetings, and file storage. Teams also has a number of application integrations that can be used to expand your Teams experience. The service integrates with the Microsoft 365 subscription office suite and can integrate with non-Microsoft products. Microsoft Teams is a competitor to Slack and is the upgrade path from Skype.

Teams allows you to communicate and share just about anything in one specified location. Chat with your team, share documents, link Planner boards, and host meetings all from one place.

You…

How I created a content scheduler to track my publishing and writing directly in Microsoft Lists

Microsoft Lists
Microsoft Lists
Microsoft Lists. Image source

Microsoft Lists is a new app that is available with Microsoft 365. With Microsoft Lists, you can create a list to organize information. Store, share and collaborate with others in a clean list format.

What makes Microsoft Lists unique?

Now you may be wondering “What makes Microsoft Lists unique? It sounds like a spreadsheet.” There are a few things that make Microsoft Lists unique.

Visualize the data

First, you can visualize data in multiple ways. For example, you can view the list in a standard grid, also known as, a list format that does indeed look much like Excel.

While working for Microsoft, Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie developed the first version of Microsoft Word. The two developers chipped away at Xerox Bravo, the principal WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) word processor. Word 1.0 launched in October 1983 with versions for Xenix and MS-DOS. The first Windows adaptation launched in 1989, with an enhanced interface. The completion of Windows 3.0 in 1990 turned Word into an enormous business achievement. As of late, Microsoft’s major improvements to this old software have gone unnoticed. …

Cows can’t go into space and that’s a big problem for space exploration

Cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka conducting the “cultivated beef steak” experiment aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 26, 2019. (Image credit: Rocosmos)

Astronauts are reaching farther than mankind has ever gone before and they want to go further. But there’s a problem. Things we take for granted everyday, run of the mill things are huge problems for space exploration. But one critical experiment was a great success.

Humans are part of a large diverse food chain. Traditionally, we need proteins from meat and nutrients from fruits and vegetables to perform at our best. Without proper nutrition we get everything. From tired and sluggish to scurvy to death. Having proper nutrition is critical. It’s a fairly easy problem for us earth dwellers.

We…

Your to-do list is failing you. Read more to find out how and why.

The world of tech startups is unlike anything the world has seen before. They need to be fast, cutting-edge, and pivot on a dime. Not only that, they need to scale faster than anyone thought possible. But how?

How do they lead a small startup of 2 people one day and a mega-corporation the next? And what’s this have to do with a to-do list?

We tend to think companies like Google and Twitter have amazing world-changing ideas. But Google wasn’t the first search engine and Twitter wasn’t the first social media platform. Google was the 18th search engine to…

Photo by Jozsef Szoke

The best players don’t thrive in the wrong team. High-performing teams can make average players great. But the opposite is also true. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.

Busy times, slow times and challenges are always around the corner. Weak teams become crushed by the smallest amount of tribulation. Mediocre teams survive it, but the highest performing teams thrive and grow.

High-performing teams lay their foundation on a great culture. The culture lays the groundwork to becoming a high-performing team. Having a poor culture in your team is like building a house on sand. …

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Let’s face it. We spend 40+ hours a week at work and that doesn’t count for the drive, getting ready, and trying to unwind after a long day. The last thing anyone wants is to spend the better part of their life accomplishing nothing. But it doesn’t have to be worthless, as a matter of fact, it isn’t.

Every job matters, if it didn’t the position wouldn’t exist. But finding meaning in your work isn’t easy. It’s become hidden in the increased complexities of the world around us. It’s easy to see in some places but hard in others. …

Men in Black

“Before y’all go beaming me up there’s one thing you gotta remember: you chose me so you recognized the skills, so I don’t want you to call me sport, kid, or anything like that. You got me?”

Will Smith gave some of the best management advice I’ve ever heard. Being an effective manager isn’t an easy task. Constant deadlines and fires to be put out. Keeping everyone on track and doing their best work without burn out isn’t an easy juggling act. Especially when you’re knee deep in it.

I’m teaching my two young boys how to swim. Every day…

Photo by Jozsef Szoke

The best players don’t thrive in the wrong team. High-performing teams can make average players great. But the opposite is also true. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.

Busy times, slow times and challenges are always around the corner. Weak teams become crushed by the smallest amount of tribulation. Mediocre teams survive it, but the highest performing teams thrive and grow.

High-performing teams lay their foundation on a great culture. The culture lays the groundwork to becoming a high-performing team. Having a poor culture in your team is like building a house on sand. …

John Gruber

Productivity and technology to make the world a better place. Because we all need a little help and motivation sometimes.

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