The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

October, 2013

  • Tip o’ the Week #192 – What does your customer run?

    If you are in the tech industry and dealing with a customer or partner on pretty much any aspect of their relationship with you, it can often be valuable to have a bit of forewarning about what technology they’re using. In larger managed environments...
  • Tip o’ the Week #191 – Lync meeting updates

    Lots of people (including Office365 users) should have been moved to Lync 2013 by now, though the impact may not be all that obvious, since some of us have been using Lync 2013 client for a while, even if the back-end wasn’t running the latest and greatest...
  • Tip o' the Week #190 – PowerPoint slide picks

    Everyone in the developed world seems to have been subjected to PowerPoint at some stage. PowerPoint is an unusual tool – one that is immensely popular by the people who use it, and one which invokes shudders amongst some of the victims of bad presentations...
  • Tip o’ the Week #189 – Outlook View Tips

    Outlook 2013 introduced some changes to the way the standard inbox view is presented. It’s basically a good thing , though if you have a lot of email and a small screen, it will certainly reduce the number of items on your default view. This means that...