The Electric Wand

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

August, 2013

  • Tip o’ the Week #183 - Screen Grabs on Windows 8.1

    If you’ve taken the plunge and updated to Windows 8.1 , you may have spotted a mix of improvements (like the updated Search pane behaviour which needs a little getting used to, but works well) , and some funnies (compatibility issues with IE11, internal...
  • Tip o' the Week #185 - Outlook, offline!

    Previous ToW entries have covered the need to sometimes tell Outlook to pipe down and let you get on with what your job is supposed to be. Where, after all, does it say on your job description, “Sits in front of a screen reading & writing email all...
  • Tip o' the Week #187 – A Route for old times

    Once upon a time, a company called NextBase wrote some software to help people plan routes across the road network, using a computer. It was expensive in the day (£130 in 1988 works out about £300 in today’s money ), but if your job was to schedule travelling...
  • Tip o' the Week #184 - ActiveSync account limits

    Various people have commented on issues they’ve had whilst setting up new PCs, especially after the upgrade to Windows 8.1 Preview. The upgrade process is a lot like a reinstall which happens to remember a bunch of settings, and one of the side effects...