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The Easiest Way to Make a Calendar in Excel

Create a Calendar in Excel
We have more going on in our lives than ever before. From juggling meetings, projects, and deadlines at work to organizing our personal lives, it can be hard to keep track of everything. Calendars are an important part of keeping all your activities, meetings, appointments, and events organized. You can do a lot with a calendar - people use them as a timesheet, to make a work or school schedule, to track a project, and more. There are a couple different options to make a monthly or yearly calendar. You can create one from scratch using Excel, but that can be a time-consuming, manual task. You can also use a pre-built calendar template in Excel, with the calendar already formatted for you.
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No more jumping from app to app to track the details of your project. With Smartsheet and Microsoft’s new integrations, you can coordinate your work from the tools you use everyday. Easily connect relevant information from Outlook to Smartsheet, without leaving your inbox. And combine work from Smartsheet and Office 365 in a simple visualization to quickly find information and provide context to your projects. These integrations empower teams to work the way they want, with two flexible, visual solutions that remove the typical boundaries between apps. Here are the two new Smartsheet and Microsoft integrations, debuted at the 2015 Microsoft Build Developer Conference: Get more done in email.
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There are no phones in the office of Centric Digital in New York City. There are no notebooks, pens, or Post-It notes. In fact, the desks are only loaded with laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other emerging digital devices. “We’ve been told by prospects who visit our office or meet with us that we look like we’re from the future, and I think that’s a good thing,” said Brian Manning, president and chief digital officer (CDO) of Centric Digital, a digital transformation agency. When Manning started Centric Digital in 2009, he decided the company would only use cloud-based apps, like Google Apps for Work.
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From a dedicated, knowledgeable support team to a ton of resources for new users, we offer a variety of ways to make sure you get the most out of Smartsheet. And now, we’ve added one more resource for you to learn how to best use Smartsheet in your organization. The Smartsheet Community is an online resource powered by Smartsheet users to get help, ask questions, and share tips and tricks. The Community is filled with best practices and design ideas posted by fellow users, and is moderated by the Smartsheet Community Manager to ensure answers are accurate and helpful.
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The Best and Worst Days for Productivity

Best and Worst Days for Productivity
There’s a good and bad day for just about everything. If you’re looking for a job, the best day to apply is Monday. If you want your customers to open your emails, send them on Tuesday. If you want to hold an efficient meeting, Tuesday is also the winner. But, what is the best day for you (or your team) to be productive? When is the optimal time to start a new project? And when should you invite colleagues to collaborate on your project? We’ve got all these answers and more to help you maximize productivity during the week. At Smartsheet, we look at a lot of anonymous app data to gain insights about the way we work.
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