The Electric Wand

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

August, 2012

  • Tip o' the Week #135 - Outlook 2013 Calendar first look

    You may have seen news of Office 2013 (aka “Office 15”) , and if you’re a committed early adopter, you might even have started using the preview. It’s possible to run Office 2013 alongside an existing install of Office 2010 using “ Click To Run ” application...
  • Tip o' the Week #132 - tweaking IE10 compatibility

    This week, a tip concerning Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 Release Preview. Not running it yet? Booo . Unless, of course, you’re now running the newly released RTM version . Hurray ! Anyway . Once you have IE10, you may find that some sites don’t work...
  • Tip o’ the Week #130 – Searching in Outlook

    Ever since the 3 rd party “ Lookout ” add-in was built for Outlook about 8 years ago, the pilers have inherited the earth. That’s pilers . No connection with Chaka Demus . Research as far back as the early 1980s into how people organise their desks suggested...
  • Tip o' the Week #133 - The Art of Cut n' Paste

    Like many concepts in everyday computing, the widely-adopted functionality of Cu t & P aste has its descriptive roots in an antiquated process. A bit like a floppy disk as the “Save” icon, or an envelope for the email/send functions, the scissors...
  • Tip o' the Week #128 - Train Tickets & Times on WP

    This week’s tip aims to shine a light on a selection of Windows Phone Apps dedicated to letting the train take the strain. There have been a slew of newly released apps which let you plan your journey, find information about stations and even buy your...