The Electric Wand

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

March, 2013

  • Tip o’ the Week #165 – Take the tour

    When was the last time you actually read the manual? Or actually skimmed over the Terms & Conditions you’re agreeing to when clicking on a button somewhere? Sometimes, attempts to make things easy aren’t exactly riveting. Now and again, though, it...
  • Tip o’ the Week #164 – Work Anywhere with Windows 8

    Recruiter Nick Papé recommended this week’s topic. Escalation Engineer with spare time on his hands Ben Phillips wrote a cracking Windows 8 app to inspire Nick , and UC overlord Steve Tassell had this to say about it: “The app is another step in the consortium...
  • Tip o’ the Week #161 – Windows Phone 8 “Portico”

    Attention, Windows Phone 8 owners… you may not have spotted it, but there’s a pretty decent update already available – code-named “Portico”. (Aside: If you visit certain Italian cities – like Bologna – you’ll see porticos as the things that provide the...
  • Tip o’ the Week #167 – Flash! Ah-Aaah!

    Some big news for Windows 8 IE10 users this week (especially those using “Immersive IE”, aka modern/ Metro IE) : the way the browser handles Flash websites has changed. More details, here. In a nutshell, the Flash player which is built into IE10 has changed...