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Feb 19, 2016

PowerShell Profiles – Have it Your Way

Did you know that PowerShell straight out of the box can have not 1 but 8 different profiles (at last count)! These profiles are a feature of the hosting applications – [...]

Feb 18, 2016

Get a Better View – Through Office Lens

Microsoft have an app for mobile devices called Office Lens. It is a mobile scanner that uses your device’s camera in conjunction with OCR software (Optical Character [...]

Feb 16, 2016

Adding videos to your website

Often when we are creating websites we are advertising a service or products and a good way to illustrate the products or services in question is through the use of [...]

Dec 14, 2015

Windows as a Service – The new Update Model

With the release of Windows 10 back at the end of July 2015, Microsoft also brought in a new update model, so out with the old monthly “Patch Tuesday” modality, and in [...]

Dec 10, 2015

Difference between ByVal and ByRef in VBA

When you design a procedure in VBA you may want to pass some data values to it for processing. You pass data through arguments; like a and h below on lines 6 to 8; [...]

Dec 07, 2015

Intro and setup for Xbox SmartGlass

A lot has changed over the years when it comes to consoles. At first we had consoles that were primarily used for gaming; nowadays we can use them for media services as [...]

Dec 04, 2015

Combining different chart types in Excel 2013

Have you ever had two different types of data that you wanted to show in one chart? In Excel 2013 it is much easier to create combo charts. Let’s look at the four [...]

Dec 01, 2015

Using the Fluent API with Entity Framework

In a previous blog post we have seen how to use the code-first approach in the Entity Framework. In today's post, we will see how to map the entities to database [...]

Nov 30, 2015

Custom Data Validation Rules in Excel

Data Validation is a feature of Excel that can greatly improve the quality of data that is entered into cells by limiting what a user can type. You can create simple [...]

Nov 23, 2015

Ever typed a date into Excel and it turned into a number?

Before I explain why Excel might turn a date into a number I need to discuss how Excel stores data. When you type information into a cell in Excel, the program tries [...]

Nov 12, 2015

From Rivals to Friends … The rise of a new behemoth – The Red Microsoft Hat.

Yes, our solar system is still heliocentric. Any number multiplied by zero still equals zero. NETFLIX still rocks. Most reality TV is still excruciatingly painful to [...]

Nov 06, 2015

Decorate Your Office

The Microsoft Office applications can be customised to use a different colour scheme and, in the case of Office 2013 and 2016, a background. The background is purely [...]

Nov 05, 2015

What's new in Skype for Business

Skype for Business is the redesigned and rebranded version of Microsoft Lync. You will be amazed with the power and simplicity of Skype for Business where it is easy to [...]

Oct 30, 2015

Power Map in Excel 2013

If you are using Office 365 Pro Plus or Excel 2013, you can take advantage of Power Map for Excel. Power Map is a three-dimensional (3-D) data visualisation tool that [...]

Sep 15, 2015

New security features in Windows 10

In today’s Blog, I will be covering new Windows 10 security features. Windows 10 comes with many new features to protect employees from the hackers and the company from [...]

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