Team Collaboration: Using Microsoft Office for More Effective Teamwork

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Set the stage for more effective collaboration in your organization using Microsoft Office. Whether coordinating a cross-team project or leading your workgroup, you’ll discover how to combine your skills with Office programs with best practices for enabling your team’s best work.

  • Apply expert insights for increasing the collaboration power of teams and groups
  • Take advantage of the collaboration features in ...
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Overview

Set the stage for more effective collaboration in your organization using Microsoft Office. Whether coordinating a cross-team project or leading your workgroup, you’ll discover how to combine your skills with Office programs with best practices for enabling your team’s best work.

  • Apply expert insights for increasing the collaboration power of teams and groups
  • Take advantage of the collaboration features in Microsoft Word ,Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote to manage shared work and communications
  • Learn ways to use Microsoft SharePoint to enable teamwork
  • Get an overview of capabilities and business considerations for using Microsoft Office 365

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735669628
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,429,382
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Pierce worked as an editor and writer at Microsoft for 12 years and is the author of several books about Office and other Microsoft technologies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction;
Who this book is for;
How this book is organized;
Office versions and requirements;
Acknowledgments;
How to get support & provide feedback;
Part 1: Concepts and Basic Tools;
Chapter 1: Collaboration Basics;
1.1 Team dynamics and leadership;
1.2 The importance of dissent;
1.3 Generating and evaluating ideas;
1.4 The needs of virtual teams;
1.5 Working alone and together;
1.6 Collaborative tools in Microsoft Office;
1.7 A real example;
Chapter 2: Building a SharePoint Team Site;
2.1 Getting started on the home page;
2.2 Working with groups and permissions;
2.3 Working on the team site;
2.4 Creating and modifying views;
2.5 Developing the team site;
2.6 Classifying and searching for content;
Chapter 3: Managing Access and Preserving History;
3.1 Protecting Office documents;
3.2 Managing versions;
3.3 Working with document properties;
Chapter 4: Building Team Templates;
4.1 Using Excel templates;
4.2 Developing a PowerPoint template;
4.3 Designing a Word template;
4.4 Adding custom templates to your team site;
Part 2: Working Day to Day as a Team;
Chapter 5: An Integrated Outlook;
5.1 Working with the team site from Outlook;
5.2 Linking Outlook items to OneNote;
5.3 Sharing and publishing calendars;
Chapter 6: Working Together in Lync;
6.1 Contacts and presence;
6.2 Instant messages, video calls, and online meetings;
6.3 Collaboration tools;
6.4 Recordings and meeting notes;
Chapter 7: Keeping Track of Discussions and Ideas;
7.1 Sharing OneNote notebooks;
7.2 Synchronizing notebooks;
7.3 Adding content to a notebook;
7.4 Adding links and linked notes;
7.5 Managing changes and additions to shared notebooks;
7.6 Searching notebooks;
7.7 Tagging notes;
7.8 Doing more with OneNote;
Chapter 8: Working on Shared Documents in Word;
8.1 Controlling the editing of a document;
8.2 Basic collaboration tools: comments and revision marks;
8.3 Comparing and combining documents;
8.4 Coauthoring documents in Word;
Chapter 9: Collaborating in Excel;
9.1 Making use of file formats and annotations;
9.2 Distributing and merging multiple workbooks;
9.3 Sharing workbooks on a network;
9.4 Sharing Excel files on SkyDrive or SharePoint;
Chapter 10: Preparing a Presentation as a Group;
10.1 Working with a slide library;
10.2 Coauthoring a presentation;
10.3 Adding annotations and comments;
10.4 Comparing presentations;
10.5 A few final steps;
Chapter 11: Working with Office Web Apps on SkyDrive;
11.1 The SkyDrive landscape;
11.2 Using Mail, People, and Calendar apps;
11.3 Creating and editing documents in Office Web Apps;

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