Excel Survey in Skydrive

Well, here comes the new feature of Skydrive that created the survey. In this new feature it becomes easy to collect the data and save it directly to the excel web app. Previously it was very a complex task to collect the data and enter it manually. But not now, this feature of excel web app helps to collect the data from the user directly.

How to create the survey form?

  • The first thing we need is the Outlook or Hotmail or any of the Microsoft accounts.
  • Once you have this, logon to the Skydrive using this account.


  • click on the survey and go to “Excel Survey”.
  • Name that survey.


  • Once you name the survey and click on create, you will be switched to the excel web app form design.


  • Design the form, you can have it by clicking the button you see there  as shown below


  • after you design the form you can see the button below like this


  • “Share survey” will help you sharing the survey form creating the link (If done for the first time).
  • “Share and view” will help you creating the link if used for the first time and viewing the preview.
  • and “Cancel” will help to close the design.

Now create the excel survey and make your task easy and paperless.

Happy Surveying! Smile


Is it cloud removing desktop?

Most of us think that cloud might be removing the desktop. Well, its not the fast process to remove the desktops. Here is the article by Mr. Jake Gardener whose article i found in the site cloud computing journal. This might be helpful to my readers who are interested in cloud computing.

Cloud Killing the Desktop? Not So Fast…

Dead Computer

So does cloud really mean the death of the desktop?

Cloud computing has been changing the way businesses achieve greater innovation and agility, but it has also been impacting the way that actual employees interact with business tools and are able to do their work.

20 years ago, employees would typically have very powerful work stations, in the sense that the local, personal computer was where all the heavy processing and apps resided.

Today, moderately powerful workstations are the launching point for a broader mix of workloads, some local, some web enabled. Upwards of 75% of workloads employees are handling are now web-based, whether we are talking about email, CRM, analytics, etc.

Some apps (I’m looking at you Quickbooks and Excel) are still local, but that’s changing, too.

The near term trend points to a range of processes and applications moving to the browser as the primary point of user interaction, establishing the browser as an operating system unto itself (HTML 5 is accelerating this trend, as is the advancements Chrome and Safari are achieving through Webkit).

However, a gap exists for achieving optimal performance for the type of work employees typically have to accomplish. There are some technical limitations in achieving the complete shift to the cloud presently, whether it’s a lack of competent orchestration and user interfaces, or hesitance for overall adoption at the organizational level. However, the future of business computing will still never be 100% cloud enabled. There will always be a need to do local work. While it’s true that we won’t be loading software off of disks, there will always be a need to run the computational process at the local level.

Businesses of the future can look to the cloud for a broad range of innovative changes that will help shape new ways to access success. Companies will be able to run the apps, much like they are now, but will locally supplied compute power to help generate higher performance. Organizations will realize that they can thin out what they are doing on the cloud server architecture if they shift some of the computational resources back to the end user. The benefit here is that the storage doesn’t similarly shift.

What value does this deliver to the org?

The shift to the cloud presents an interesting parallel to mainframe architecture, famous for its very rigid user experience. IT was able to very tightly control everything that was going on, with all of the user permissions centrally controlled, and employee access relying on the concept of the dumb terminal (which we are re-approaching with the concept of the web browser as an OS).

If you look at the history of computing, IT trend seems to adhere to an ebb and flow of mainframe to minicomputing back to mainframe to desktop. While we no longer rely on mainframe computing, cloud conceptually fulfills many of the requirements business IT departments utilized mainframes to fulfill. There will eventually be a balance point, and what we are quickly moving toward is this nice midpoint between highly optimized cloud app and powerful workstations that don’t have local storage. Every employee needs a PC, and this will always be the reality. But now, more than ever, we can see forward to a time when companies take advantage of those resources smartly, both through traditional means and the cloud.

By Jake Gardner

What Is Digital Marketing?

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It’s a pretty expansive question, but let’s try and sum it up in a single sentence: digital marketing is the promotion of brands using all forms of digital advertising, which includes, but is not limited to, websites, search engine optimisation, search engine marketing, cost per click advertising and social media. Without digital marketing, it’s almost impossible for any brand to make any kind of impact on the web. And while these tools aren’t difficult to learn per se, they do require time and effort to make them work well and efficiently.


Moreover, it’s likely that they will never be mastered, as they’re shifting and evolving all of the time. All you can really do is borrow as much knowledge as you possibly can for this moment… and then keep on learning. The infographic below takes a closer look at digital marketing….

Chandan Gupta‘s insight:

It is found that one gets maximum coverage within the limited budget once we switch to the digital marketing. Most of us think that it is useless, But once the switching is done in web there is drastic change. Moreover S/He has to choose the good social media.

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