My Lumia 640 XL

Recently I bought Lumia 640 XL. I am just loving it. It has got all the features those I wished for. Bigger screen, front camera, Windows OS, flash, MS Office and Cortana.
It will be upgraded to Windows 10 by next weekend. I use it mainly for accessing my emails, reading and editing Office documents. I enjoy setting up reminders using Cortana. I use time as well as location based reminders.
Another feature I enjoy is offline maps and navigation. I use Hindi voice navigation and it is really nice.
Now I am little excited to explore Windows 10 features. Once I upgrade my phone and laptop to Windows 10. I will be just synching settings between these devices. Also want to try screen projection features on TV or monitor screens.

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Skip Weekends when filling dates in Excel

While using date function in Excel we come across dragging a cell to fill the cells with dates. As per standard for formula it drags and fills the cell with all dates. Most of the times, we do not need weekends in those cells. So how to remove those weekends?

It is very simple. Select a cell which has date and drag it. While dragging, you get an icon with row an columns. Click on the icon. It gives you options to fill the cell with. In the list shown, select Weekdays. This will fill the cells with only weekdays and skip weekends.

-Ashish

SharePoint Workflows

I am trying to understand how workflows work in SharePoint. I want some functionality like routes in ENOVIA. I want selective email alerts.
Currently SharePoint either floods my inbox or no emails. My requirement is that the list item creator should get alert about changes in list item and workflow members should get alerts when they get tasks.

– Ashish

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Political Views, Social Media and Me

These days it is becoming highly sensitive to express over internet. Its getting tracked. In a way it is really good. You cannot hide your entity on internet. But at the same time, I think this tracking is getting misused. Anyway, I am not a political leader to create a storm by expressing my views on social media like Twitter or Facebook.
Other side of this is, We all are spending a lot of time on internet using smart devices just to watch what others are doing. We are really wasting some valuable time which can be creatively used to do so many important things.

I hope things will change and all these ways to change society will be used in right way and at right time.

Point of No Return…

It has been my experience that many PLM buyers come to a conclusion that investing in PLM is point of no return. ROI on PLM investment is a favourite topic of a debate and everyone agreed that it is hard to measure PLM project success.
In my opinion PLM Project investment decisions are taken by IT department and they head these Projects. But we should make a note that PLM covers whole organization. Hence owenership of such project should belong to a group of business users and owners rather than making. IT department a victim for a feeling of coming to a point of no return and somehow complete the project. IT should be a support team to deploy the solution. Business user groups should be main point of contact while defining and validating solution. IT should be involved for infrastructure needs and scalability.
Most important role I see in success of PLM Projects is a Project Manager who understands PLM as a tool and client business environment. He/she can definitely take the project to success rather than making this investment. Only as apoint of no return.

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