The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

January, 2012

  • Tip o’ the Week #92 – Take and Share better meeting notes

    Be the scribe OneNote is a great audit tool. When you’re in meetings with customers and partners why not offer to take the notes on your tablet, slate or laptop and then when the meeting is done simply save the notes as a PDF to create a simple, (almost...
  • Tip o’ the Week #87 – Hello? Hello?? Can you hear me?

    There is an all-too common refrain which echoes around the open-plan offices of many a Microsoft location, following the receipt of an incoming call… “Hello? Hello..?” The joy of Unified Communications with Lync sometimes means that receiving a phone...
  • Tip o’ the Week #91 – So you're OOF? Meh.

    Now that Outlook, Exchange and Lync all provide a way of showing that someone is Out of the Office (aka OOF, not OOO ), it should be no surprise when you send email to someone internally, that you get an Out of Office message. Outlook’s tool tip tells...
  • Tip o’ the Week #90 – Advanced Windows 7 Calculator

    Yes, really. When did you last use Windows Calculator ? When did you last look to see if there are any new functions you haven’t used before? Most of us probably can’t remember what all the functions on a scientific calculator do, and don’t have much...