The Electric Wand

Weekly tips from the "Tip o' the Week" email distribution inside of Microsoft.

June, 2011

  • Tip o' the Week #37 - Quickly create a new task

    If you’re super-efficient and use Outlook’s tasks functionality a lot, here’s a tip that might help you create a new task in double-quick time. Obviously, you can create tasks directly from Outlook itself (clicking on the New Items ribbon menu option...
  • Tip o’ the Week #36 – Using bookmarks in long emails

    “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson Brevity . That’s one, important, word. Better to write a short, thorough email, than to overwhelm with info no-one will ever read (something...
  • Tip o' the Week #39 - Multi-monitor with Win7

    If you sit at a shared desk with a monitor on it, but are content to just use your laptop screen, then this tip is for you. Also, if you use your laptop and display the same image on both its internal panel and an attached external screen, listen up....
  • Tip o’ the Week #31 – the lost art of the .EXE name

    As has been mentioned in a couple of earlier ToW’s, it’s often quicker to use the keyboard to do things, than to take your hands off the keyboard and fish about for a mouse or other means of pointer manipulation. In the vast majority of cases, for example...