Do you want to be better organized in 2017 at the office and at home….

Your day is so busy and there are so many people and things going on and then you find an interesting article that you want to get back to but don’t know where to put it so just dump it on your desktop then you suddenly remember you have a several things to do so you need a pen and paper to make a to do list and don’t forget the bread eggs and milk and also there is a project meeting and you need to set up an agenda and task list for the team….

Sound familiar?

Stop, take a deep breathe, I have a possible solution which I have been using for years and it has helped me HUGELY. It’s called Microsoft OneNote and it is free and can be installed on ANY PC or DEVICE, it even runs on the web. I use it to manage family chores, daily life as well as handling project communications and project notes or documentation. Agendas and meeting notes are a breeze, and what makes this even better is my wife has access to view the family notebook and checklist what I need to get for groceries. The project team has access to the projects notebook which shows the tasks list which is linked to Outlook tasks assigned to them an there is an agenda for each of the meetings. The whole thing lives in the cloud and have page version which I can review if need be. I can set up a new page when I am doing research and just “clip” or “dump” the whole entire web page or email I just found onto a page which I can read later on my phone when I can. I can record voice messages on these pages as well as dump images and the system allows me to use OCR to get the text off those business cards I often get from people. It’s a great way to organise all the people I meet and helps me to have place to remember where they are from.

Here are a few links from Business daily use all the way to Students and for your home life. Finally, one place where all these things can be organised and managed and shared or not shared which whoever I choose.

I STRONGLY recommend taking the time to go over these articles. If you want to be quick, start with 3,4,5,6 and then get into 1 when you have a little more time because this tool can do a HUGE amount of very cool stuff. Don’t forget you can collaborate these with people and it can be installed on any phone, tablet, pc, laptop or phablet.

1. Detailed list of what OneNote can do http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2014/02/this-is-why-onenote-is-awesome/

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This post shows you why Microsoft OneNote is awesome and shows you some of the hidden features you didn’t know about.

2. How to use OneNote in a classroom with students (maybe a project team) https://www.onenote.com/classnotebook

3. How to remain organized in business using OneNote http://nerdbusiness.com/blog/how-organize-your-life-onenote/

4. How OneNote helps us to organize the day http://windowsitpro.com/windows/how-microsoft-onenote-helps-me-organize-my-life-go

5. 10 Tips that make OneNote more useful in everyday life http://onthehub.com/blog/10-tips-to-unlock-the-potential-of-microsoft-onenote

6. The Family edition (can be used for teams) of how to organize your family https://blogs.office.com/2014/01/15/living-life-with-onenote-family-edition/

7. The official site https://www.onenote.com

I hope that your 2017 is organised and victorious.

@Google AI starts to to make its own language amongst iteself…

Often times we hear about AI. We often also imagine the Terminator movies or have people who say both yay and boo to the idea of AI in computers. The truth is we don’t know what AI is and we have no idea of how it will look or even work in our lives.

Enter @Google AI amongst many others. @Google created an AI Translation team of computers that were given the task of translating between languages and each other. The results were exactly as expected until they discovered something that they could not explain. The computers started creating their own more efficient language and communicating with each other in this new language. This new language and communication is a mystery to the team.

So lets go back to the start and ask again are we interested in AI? The question that should be asked now appears to have changed because we can now see the reality of the AI at work. But do we want these computers making decision and communicating with each other on their own? Now this changes things doesn’t it?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/google%E2%80%99s-ai-translation-tool-seems-to-have-invented-its-own-secret-internal-language/ar-AAkEiJE?li=AA4Zoy&ocid=spartanntp

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Based on how various sentences are related to one another in the memory space of the neural network, Google’s language and AI boffins think that it has.

A Business users perspective on cloud technologies…

@ilovedurban R50 Billion city investment into Durban…

What an awesome thing to happen right here in our city. This is going to bring some serious economic enhancements and development to our city. I love this city.

http://www.ilovedurban.co.za/r50-billion-city-for-kzn/

Happy 21st Birthday Michal Dance

Happy 21st Birthday Michal Dance. This party was so much fun and we had such an awesome time. We pray that you are abundantly blessed in Jesus name.

#SPSDBN Reporting and Dashboards in SharePoint presentation…

This is for all those who attended my talk at #SPSDBN this weekend about creating reports and dashboards without spending more money. The file is on my OneDrive and is around 44MB so take the throttle off your data lines and download a copy for yourself. Please note that the late slide does have sound.

If you do have any question please feel free to contact me as well.

https://1drv.ms/p/s!AsCWhdSUQ2bCmYBOM_kIc0P_Pd5MCA

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Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

Taking the tastes of SA far and wide #IloveDurban

This incredible article shows that Durban is not just a place of sun and surf but of flavor and style that is almost unique from around the world.

http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/food/taking-the-tastes-of-sa-far-and-wide-2084941

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Masterchef Australia judge George Calombaris is full of praise for local chefs. [VIDEO]

One man making a difference in the world.

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