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Feb 19, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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 10, 2020

I wasn't meant to send that!

Recall a message in Outlook We've all done it before, we've clicked on Send before proofreading one of our emails, forgotten to upload an attachment into the [...]

Nov 06, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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 18, 2020

What's a JavaScript Closure?

In today’s blog I will explain the concept of a closure in JavaScript. The best way to grasp this concept is by means of a step-by-step example. Let’s define a [...]

Sep 15, 2020

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 [...]

Jul 30, 2020

Introducing Windows 10!

It has finally arrived! Microsoft Windows 10 originally code-named ‘threshold’ is the next operating system from Microsoft. With this operating system, Microsoft aims to [...]

Apr 08, 2021

“How was the training?”…“Yeah good thanks, now what’s for lunch?”

So many organisations use the above ‘line’ as their sole way of evaluating the learning effectiveness of their employee training programs. Why is this? Upon returning [...]

May 28, 2021

Becoming a great workplace trainer starts with three words (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog post series, I discussed the importance of structuring your training session, no matter the duration of it. A well planned introduction that [...]

May 09, 2021

Becoming a great workplace trainer starts with three words (Part 1)

Many, many, many years ago I attended my first ‘Train the Trainer’ course in Hawthorn, Victoria. Becoming a great workplace trainer starts with three [...]

Mar 12, 2021

“Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!” said Bullwinkle the trainer

Some of you may remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and how the moose keeps trying to draw a rabbit out of his hat but fails; drawing out a lion or a rhino instead. [...]

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