The Electric Wand

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

November, 2012

  • Tip o' the Week #144 - Office 2013 Templates

    A short and sharp tip this week, courtesy of Louis Lazarus , concerning the way the New Office handles template files… and how to configure search in Outlook 2013 to be a bit more fullsome. See more templates online , and now, over to Louis… When you...
  • Tip o' the Week #147 - Sharing Windows 8 Apps

    The next few weeks’ Tips will be out of sequence since they coincide with the launch of Windows 8. As the world continues to enjoy Windows 8 (4m copies sold in the first week, apparently) , the number of apps in the Windows Store is growing every day...
  • Tip o’ the Week #148 – Some top Windows 8 Apps

    Ring out the bells, Windows 8 is here ! The UPS and DHL fairies have been (eventually) making deliveries of the first Surface with Windows RT devices to lucky folk. If you’ve been waiting for yours, at least it meant you had time to biff off to the flicks...
  • Tip o’ the Week #149 – Take up thy Surface and Walk!

    Far out, man ! The Surface , maybe more correctly described as the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT , has finally landed and, despite the odd bump in the logistics road for some, it’s flying out of (the) store(s). In the UK, the Surface 32Gb with no...
  • Tip o' the Week #145 - Fun with Drag 'N Drop

    Some things in computing have been around for so long, that it’s hard to envisage or remember a time before them. Take the humble mouse – Mr Scott might not recognise what it’s for , but at least until touch and gestures take over the world, we are all...