The Electric Wand

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

January, 2014

  • Tip o’ the Week #202 – Screen grabs, reprised

    Previous ToWs have covered how to capture the screen image on Windows, but things have moved on a little of late and it seems like a good time to highlight how to take an image of the screen on a number of devices. Props to Liam Kelly and Rachel Peck...
  • Tip o’ the Week #201 – Multi-monitors with Windows 8.1

    One of the best presents you can buy your PC is a second monitor. There have been a few ToW’s past that have explored the delights of running a second screen, where even just plugging your laptop into a desk monitor can make a really noticeable difference...
  • Tip o' the Week #200 – Top Ten Greatest Hits

    If I was to ever write a style guide for these Tip o’ the Week emails, it would say to never use the first person, and to maintain a degree of relatively irreverent humour that hopefully makes it easy to read and not get in the way of the content. When...
  • Streaming music at home

    Those of us who like the idea of streaming music around our homes have a plethora of technologies available to make it a reality. Sadly, all of them – at least all the ones which work well – are proprietary and have some degree of “lock...