Microsoft eHow-tos

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile team has released a set of online user assistance topics that they have called “eHow-tos “. These are multimedia versions of “How To” topics, and we suspect they are likely to add “eWalkthroughs” too. Is this a useful innovation?

What’s your Skype Presence?

In two years, Skype has reached 44 million users and have 3 million concurrent users online each day. 2% of all broadband users currently worldwide on the Internet are on Skype at any one time, and more than 5% of international voice traffic is going over Skype. So what is Skype? At its base level,… Read more »

Ironically, for technical communications professionals, it’s quite hard to describe the role in a meaningful way. One of our condidates came up with a nice way to describe her job. She redefined her job as “making sure that everyone has the information that they need“. This allows people to think about more than documentation, such… Read more »

Tips and tricks on using Microsoft Word

Here is a link to tips and tricks on using Microsoft Word. They are online flash movies, each about 45 seconds long These animated guides can be redistributed freely on your Web site or intranet, on condition that they are not altered or amended in any way.

Your organisation as a node

There’s a book that states you should think of yourself as a node – the link between one person and another. It would be impossible to do illustrate an individual as a node, but it might be possible to describe an organisation in this way – how it can link things together. So we had… Read more »