They say ‘all good things must come to an end’! Saturday past was the last class for Geeky Moms and Mom 4.0 at the RLabs Academy. The morning was filled with laughter and many tears. 2011 was the first year RLabs ran training under the Academy. As both Monique (co-founder of She’s the Geek) and I are very passionate about empowering women and technology equally, that it made absolute sense for us to facilitate the Saturday morning sessions with the women at the RLabsRLabs Academy. It has been an interesting and most fulfilling journey we have embarked on yet. My favorite part of this year has been watching the women find their inner geek! So finding the geek in every woman is most definitely possible.
Office for Mac 2011 and then some… November 1, 2010
The new version of Mac Office – the first major revision for the suite since 2008 – also includes Outlook as its e-mail client for the first time, replacing Entourage. This is probably the best news for most PC to Mac shifters. Over 1 billion PCs and Macs run Microsoft Office and Office for Mac, making the Office franchise the most used productivity suite worlwide. The latest offering for the Mac builds on Microsoft’s drive towards allowing one to work the way you want, where you want.
A few of the features to look forward to are:
1) The improvements to Outlook. Outlook for Mac 2011 allows you to see your calendar from within your email, as well as allowing you to read and save related emails in a single thread.
2) The new Office Web Apps let you post, edit and share Office documents from where you want with nearly any computer with a browser, allowing you to co-author a document with multiple people in multiple locations. (this is useful for collaborations)
3) Messenger for Mac 8 enables you to communicate in real-time with audio and video support, and Remote Desktop for Mac 2 so you can drive your Windows-based PC from your Mac.
This product is available in stores since 26 October locally, the suite comes in two editions at retail, both available with either a single user license, or a multiple user option – Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (ERP: R999-R1299) and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 (ERP: R2499-R2699). For better alignment across platforms, the Office for Mac 2011 pricing and edition options, map closer with Office for the Windows operating system.
This has to be the most intensive and thorough Installation and Overview Video yet to be viewed.
Source: She’s the Geek
Skype for the MOMS!! October 21, 2010
All the women signed up to Skype and updated their profiles with pictures. Thereafter, they invited friends and searched for other friends and family on Skype. Jackie Biggs (one of the moms) was brave enough to do a presentation to the rest of the class on how to sign up to Skype. She did a good job of explaining and showing the rest of the class how to sign up. She was so good that she even won a prize!
It’s very exciting to watch how the women are growing more confident with social media and within themselves. Next week we having an international Guest Speaker chatting to the women via Skype. This will be the first time this medium is used for the Mom3.0 Cafe Session to have a guest speaker. Happy calling ladies!!
She’s the Geek gets interviewed! May 13, 2010
Today at the Net Prophet event at Old Mutual, She’s the Geek was on the otherside of the interview. She’s the Geek interviews a female every week under: Woman of the Week.
She was caught off guard and had to give an interview with no preparation.
Net Prophet wanted to know what we think of the presentations so far. You will have to read She’s the Geek to hear what she has to say.