Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tip For Using OneNote To Manage Professional Reading

I have a really bad habit of “collecting” links to really interesting articles tweets, emails, and other stuff I want to read for my professional life. But unfortunately, I find it far too easy to get behind in the list, and pretty soon, it’s just a collection of things I’ve never read.

Time to put OneNote into play…

Taking a tip from Sandra Mahan, I’ve started putting the links into daily reading pages with To Do tags. The goal is to spend time reading at least five articles a day (I have to read a bit more than that to clean up my lists). As I cover my items and check them off, I not only keep myself more current on the latest SharePoint news, but I also have a history of things I’ve read if I ever want to track them down later for reference.

Today I got my Twitter Favorites/To Read list transferred over to OneNote pages. I’m working on email newsletters, and I also have to clean out my Pocket saves that are work-related. There are a number of entries that need to make it out there also.


What I like about this method (in addition to the tracking and responsibility that’s built-in) is that I can have this list anywhere I go. It’s on my home computer, on my iPhone/iPad, and my work machine. Whenever I have a few moments, I can pick off one or two reading items and I know that will be updated throughout all my devices.

OneNote rocks, and I continue to find great uses for this tool…

More consolidation in the SharePoint space… Combined Knowledge Acquires Mindsharp

Combined Knowledge Expands International Training Offerings with the Acquisition of Mindsharp 
November 3, 2014 — Combined Knowledge announces the acquisition of Mindsharp, the US-based SharePoint training and education company
This historic move integrates two of the oldest and most respected educational companies in the SharePoint space under the same leadership.  Post acquisition, both companies will continue to operate as independent business units, with Combined Knowledge specializing in UK opportunities and Mindsharp continuing to focus on accounts in North America.”Our customers are not looking for traditional training providers; they need highly specialized, global partners who understand real business challenges and who can build custom educational programs and roadmaps based on the individual needs of a business,” states Steve Smith, CEO of Combined Knowledge. “With this acquisition, we now combine the North American reach and brand recognition of Mindsharp with the products, services, and training courseware from Combined Knowledge in the UK to provide an end-to-end education and adoption solution for customers on both continents.

Combined Knowledge and Mindsharp training offerings and support services lead the industry in SharePoint educational content and are available worldwide via training partners and resellers, including Microsoft Gold Certified partners.

Available training offerings include:

  • traditional classroom training
  • private, in-house custom workshops and courses
  • online courses and Computer-Based Training
  • custom video production
  • support and helpdesk products
  • just-in-time training and videos
  • on-demand digital training programs for long-term adoption
  • education for the entire workforce

“With both of these brands under one ownership, customers now have a single go-to supplier who can provide comprehensive training solutions,” continues Smith. “No other education provider in this sector can provide a comparable one-stop educational offering.”

For more information, contact:

Zoe Watson
Director, Sales and Marketing
Combined Knowledge
+44(0) 1455 200520

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