The Electric Wand

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

June, 2014

  • Tip o’ the Week #227 – Moving around Outlook

    What’s the most-used application on your PC? Maybe it’s your web browser (IE, of course), but if you’re a corporate email slave like many of us, then it’s quite likely to be Outlook. As you spend so much time in the application, it’s worth getting to...
  • Tip o’ the Week #226 – Reading Mode on IE11

    Windows 8/8.1 has continued to improve over its life , providing both changes to existing functionality and adding some whole new stuff along the way. One recipient of both such updates is the Internet Explorer browser – Windows 8.1 saw the upgrade to...
  • Tip o’ the Week #225 – Surveys R Us

    Have you noticed an increase in online surveys asking if you have a few minutes to complete them, when you visit web sites? Do you duck & dive when walking along the street and are confronted by a just-a-little-too-friendly student in high-vis and...
  • Tip o' the Week #224 – Alarem Scarem in Windows 8.1

    If you’ve installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 , there are many great additions which will be  doubtless delighting you as you use them, especially if you’re working on a PC which isn’t primarily touch-oriented. There are hundreds of incremental updates...