As requested, here are the links to all the features and shortcuts mentioned in my recent ‘Microsoft Office Secrets’ presentation at the Nottingham Business Club earlier this evening:
3. Create a reusable building block (Office 2007 onwards)
First up last night were Ranbir and Jas from Vitis PR. Vitis is a Solihull-based PR agency where each consultant has a minimum of 10 years’ industry experience. They have a number of clients in the technology sector, and work with businesses of all sizes.
Ranbir gave an insightful presentation how to use PR as a tool to attract more customers and grow business through targeted efforts. The presentation included some great advice on how to improve the effectiveness of PR, such as:
The full presentation can be downloaded from here
** UPDATE - Download Vitis PR’s Special Offer for AMITPRO members from here **
The second speaker was Christian Nagele, MD of CentraStage. CentraStage was founded in 2006 with the aim of breaking the mould when it comes to IT support technology – to offer attractive, feature-rich technology at a price that their customers can afford.
Their core offering is an interesting take on the MSP model, and while doesn’t have some of the more advanced features found in platforms like Kaseya or N-able, their low-cost, community-focussed approach makes them an interesting alternative.
The pricing model is a simple £1/month/device, and covers PCs, Laptops and Servers. The services is limited to Windows PCs at the moment, with plans to add functionality to other operating systems and network devices in future. The backend is managed on central, co-located LAMP server managed by CentraStage, with the option to host your own management server on-premise for an extra £500/year.
Despite the low cost, the software includes many features commonly found in the more expensive MSP offerings, including:
For those who would like to kick the tyres with the system, it’s available free of charge for trial/home use at the following address:
Thanks to both companies for presenting to the group - especially as numbers were a little light on the ground this month! Can’t think why that might be…