The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

September, 2011

  • Tip o’ the Week #64–Some IE9 tips

    This tip was originally written shortly after the release of Internet Explorer 9, however it’s still valid today. IE9 is the fastest, most modern and most secure browser we’ve ever made (some would say, that anyone has made – recent independent analysis...
  • Tip o’ the Week #65 – SharePoint 2010, a starter for 10

    There are many advantages to SharePoint 2010 if you’re coming from 2007, especially from a usability perspective, and there are a few nice tips to get the best out of it. SharePoint guru Jessica Meats provides a couple and will have more in weeks to come...
  • Tip o’ the Week #67–Lync Conferencing Tips

    An earlier Tip o’ the Week featured “ 5 Golden Rules ” for OCS and Lync conferencing, and those tips still stand. If you host or participate in a Lync conference, you can dial-in to the meeting from a phone as well as joining from your PC – eg for Microsoft...
  • Tip o’ the Week #69 – Keep your favourites and Office settings synchronised

    We covered using Windows Live Mesh to synchronise OneNote files between computers in ToW #52 , but overlooked one really simple but useful check-box capability – the ability to sync your IE favourites between PCs, and to sync your Office settings too...
  • Tip o' the Week #70 - Windows Phone 7 usage abroad

    If you’re planning on taking your Windows Phone to sunnier climes over the autumn/winter, this tip might help. One side-effect of going abroad is that the numbers you may have saved in your contacts, won’t be able to dial – 07802 etc won’t make any sense...