Posts Tagged ‘office labs’

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Sticky Note Sorting

20/01/2009

Ever sorted sticky notes (affinity diagramming) on a wall and then had to copy it all down?  Well perhaps StickySorter from Microsoft Offics Labs might be just the thing you need.  Combine it with an electronic whiteboard like MIMIO or a projector and a gyroscopic/wireless keyboard & mouse and you can really get to work.  With Microsoft Surface on the horizon it could be even more natural and just ever so slightly Minority Report … but not everything’s perfect.

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PowerPoint – Mastering the canvas

12/01/2009

Every presentation these days involves Microsoft PowerPoint.  After a while no matter how much multimedia you add to it, your presentation can still look a bit dull and boring.  In order to make your next presentation a bit different why not try pptPlex – a PowerPoint plugin that rebuilds a set of slides into a single ‘zoomable canvas’.

I saw this used by James Senior of Microsoft at the Misco Expo in October 2008 on a presentation about SBS, EBS and MS Server 2008.  It worked really well and added a new dimension to the way in which the presentation was delivered.  It also allowed him to skip around and to show areas that were collections of slide that fit together like a jigsaw but could then be zoomed in.