Tag: Business

FindTime for Outlook – Doodle for Business

Scheduling meetings can be a real pain you have to do calls, ask people and check calendars which can be a huge time effort. Lucky there are solutions like Doodle to schedule meetings and a lot of us are using Doodle in our personal life which is great, but it could be a lot better, especially if you are using it for business meetings. Microsoft released a Outlook solution for this a couple of months ago called FindTime for Outlook. But since not a lot of people seem to know about FindTime I decided to write a quick blog post about it.

FindTime is a Office Plugin for Outlook which allows you to schedule and plan meetings. To use FindTime just do the following steps:

  1. Install FindTime
  2. Restart Outlook and the Plugin will automatically appear (btw. Works with Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, Outlook for Mac and Outlook on the Web)
  3. Compose a new email or reply to an existing email
  4. Click “New Meeting Poll” in the Message tab of the email. This will open a new poll and will automatically check if people in your organization are available or not, depending on there calendar. External people will just show up in grey.
    FindTime New Meeting Availability
  5. You also have different options from Online Meetings (using Skype for Business) or meetings in different locations. People will then get the link to vote for the meeting date. You also have different options like Notifications when someone votes, Auto scheduling of the meeting if everyone required has voted and more.
    FindTime Send Invite
  6. People can now vote on the FindTime website. People can also use preferred dates and can see how others have voted. You can schedule the meeting manual or you can set the option to auto schedule, this will automatically send the invites after everyone required for the meetings has voted.
    FindTime Meeting Voting

For me FindTime for Outlook is a huge time saver if you have to schedule meetings and appointments with other attendees. So make sure you have a look at it, the only thing your organization needs, is a Office 365 subscription.



Lenovo ThinkPad X1 now shipping in Switzerland

ThinkPad X1

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is now shipping in Switzerland. A lot of online shops have it allready in stock.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a ultra light and thin business class notebook. It’s the thinest ThinkPad ever made. And it looks pretty impressive.

“To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.”



HP Elitebook comparison

HP-EliteBook-8460w-8560w-and-8760w-header

I thinking about buying a new notebook and since HP, Dell and other vendors released new notebooks based on Intel Sandy Bridge this would be the perfect time to replace my current MacBook Pro with a new Windows Laptop.

So basically I made this HP Elitebook comparison for all Important things for me based on the Swiss data. (In Switzerland not every model is available.) I also took always the best available option for me.

Probook 6460bProbook 6560bElitebook 8460pElitebook 8560pElitebook 8460wElitebook
8560w
CPUi5-2520Mi5-2520Mi7-2620Mi7-2620Mi7-2630QMi7-2630QM
RAM16GB16GB16GB16GB16GB32GB
GraphicsAMD HD 6470M 512MBAMD HD 6470M 512MBAMD HD 6470M 1GBAMD HD 6470M 1GBAMD FirePro M3900 1GBAMD FirePro M5950 1GB
Display14.0 1600×90015.6 1600×90014.0 1600×90015.6 1920×108014.0 1600×90015.6 1920×1080
3G yesyesyesyesyesyes
Glass Trackpadnonoyesyesyesyes
USB 3.0nonoyesyesyesyes
Weight2.02kg2.46kg2.07kg2.73kg2.22kg3kg
Thickness3.4cm3.4cm3.4cm3.4cm3.2cm3.45cm
Designgoodgoodokayokayawesome good
Battery lifeokayokayvery goodgoodgoodbad
Battery life+nonoyesyesyesyes
Docking stationyesyesyesyesyesyes
incl. warranty1 year1 year3 years3 years3 years3 years
Pricegoodgoodokayokayokayokay

Maybe there are some mistakes in this chart but the most things should be right. And I don’t say one is better than the other one, clearly they are made for different tasks and workloads.

Other things:

  • I will add a Intel SSD
  • I will use 8GB RAM
  • I will not use an optical drive

What’s important for me:

  • I need long battery life up 6-8h (more would be better)
  • I need fast disk speed. Since I used a SSD I will never use a HDD again.
  • I don’t need a lot of graphic power
  • Resolution should be 1600×900 or higher
  • the notebook should be light and not to think
  • CPU power, should be enough to run Hyper-V for demos (boot from VHD)

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HP iPrint iOS App

HP iPrint 3.0

Yesterday Hewlett-Packard released iPrint version 3.0. And this is a perfect App for printing and scanning documents directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. You can print to HP Network Printers or USB Printers. For example printers which are connected with the Apple Airport Extreme or Express USB port.

What’s New In Version 3.0

  • Print PDF and text documents
  • Native iPad resolution & user interface for enhanced iPad viewing and use
  • Document Support – View and wirelessly print attachments (text and PDF files) from mail clients and apps compatible with iOS “Document Support” feature (requires iPad and/or iPhone iOS 4)
  • WebDAV – Turns your device into a wireless flash drive. Copy documents directly from your PC or Mac to/from your device and take them with you
  • File Sharing support – When connected via USB cable, transfer documents to iPad & iPhone (iOS 4) from PC or Mac
  • Scan to device – Scan photos & documents wirelessly from HP e-All-in-One printers to iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
  • Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Here you can find a list of printers which are supported with HP iPrint 3.0: