Office 2010 Books

Here’s some great links for Office 2010′s Resource Kit and books.


Office 2010 Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Technical diagrams for Office 2010

Downloadable book: Getting started with Office 2010

Downloadable book: Planning guide for Office 2010

Downloadable book: Deployment guide for Office 2010

Downloadable book: Group Policy for Office 2010

Downloadable book: Operations guide for Office 2010

Migrating to Microsoft Excel 2010 (white paper)

Microsoft Office 2010 Product Guides

Cached Exchange Mode in a Remote Desktop Session Host environment: planning considerations

Microsoft Office 2010 – Under the Hood Investments for Hardware and Performance

Downloadable book: Technical reference for Office 2010

Memory Usage


If you have applications that hog and use more memory or CPU than they should, give Process Lasso a try.  This freeware allows you to specify how many CPU’s a program uses on a multi-core system or you can configure which program launches at startup.  You can tell Process Lasso when to kick in and do its job if an app uses more than x% of your CPU.

Social Networks Can Kill Your Future

With MySpace and other social networks, you have to be careful.  It’s not just your personal safety you have to look at, it can be what you put on these social networks that kill your job or prospective new job.  Be careful not to ‘allow’ or ‘show’ too much of your personal life that may embarass you, your company or your future employer.

Goals and Objectives

Training Mistakes made by IT Professionals

Your IT personnel should be able to train the end-user in a way that the end-user won’t be blamed for making mistakes later.  During reqular training sessions, IT Professionals have a tendancy to ‘roll’ their eyes and blame end-users for opening email attachments or going to malware infested web-sites.

According to ComputerWorld, you should:

  1. Stay in tune with your audience.
  2. Plan your training session.
  3. Follow a standard training model.
  4. I ALWAYS tell my students this one.   Get in touch with the department you are training.  UNDERSTAND what the mission of the department is and how it works!
  5. Reach a partnership with the department you are working with.

Softskill Tips for IT Professionals

Here’s a couple of great links from CIO Magazine for some success tips for IT Professionals.

Things You Can Do In Minutes to Be More Successful at Work

Finding Your Next IT Job

Hiring Manager Interviews

Freeware for Your Thumbdrive

This is crazy.  I just stumbled on a ton of freeware apps for your thumbdrive.  Our class has a folder (thumbdrive) we are constantly updating so students will have apps for troubleshooting.