How to Format Your Dissertation In Microsoft Word

A dissertation is the most important evidence of work for a researcher. It’s proof of your knowledge in a particular field of study. How to structure your dissertation is critical and using Microsoft word to format it is just wise. Word document formatting provides styles, which is a collection of formatting instructions that help in customizing your work. This article highlights the techniques you can use. Common Formatting Options There are a variety of options…

SOLVED: What is Flighting in Microsoft Windows 10?

Microsoft changed the release cycle of Windows products from every two or three years to potentially every week.  This was part of CEO Satya Nadella‘s plan to modernize Microsoft.  The software world had changed to a must faster paced model of releasing new code and new products.  Nadella’s recent history at the time was with Azure cloud. Azure developers release changes constantly to give people the latest bug fixes and newest features.  Neither developers or consumers…

VIDEO: Microsoft Increased Productivity 40% in Japan By Taking Fridays Off

Thanks to our sister site PartisanIssues.com for this short video and article It may be counter intuitive but Microsoft actually increased output by 40% in its 2500 person Japanese operations by mandating three day weekends in August 2019.  Most of the performance gains came from: reduced meeting length the majority of meetings changed from one hour meetings to 30 minute meetings having more remote meetings primarily using Microsoft Teams More than 90% of staff said…

SOLVED: Control What Programs Are Starting Up Automatically Using New Free Program From Microsoft

Over time you will have a bunch of garbage apps automatically starting up.  Things like Adobe Acrobat icons in your system tray, Google updates, printer software for a printer you don’t own anymore and more can really slow down your PC and make things a visual mess.  There used to be two easy ways to manage these programs: Use TASK MANAGER > STARTUP press CNTL+ALT+DEL and select TASK MANAGER click the STARTUP tab right click…

SOLVED: How To Disable Application Sharing In Microsoft Teams

The short version is that you cannot do this today. If you are using Microsoft Teams and you have users with many windows open, desktop sharing can become very confusing.  Users should generally share a desktop and not an application because: Users often find it difficult to understand why popups and other windows do not show to those in a meeting User are often overwhelmed by the number of choices in the list of things…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Configure Payments to Paypal or Stripe in Microsoft Bookings from Office365

If you are using Office 365 Microsoft Bookings and want to setp payments processing to PayPal Stripe, this video will show you how. Microsoft Bookings will take payments are available in Canada, the United States and Mexico today but will be global in the coming months. Set up The Office 365 Portal For Booking Payments Log into https://portal.office.com Click on the ADMIN link Expand SETTINGS > SERVICES & ADD ONs Set ENABLE ONLINE PAYMENTS to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Enable Microsoft Bookings in Office365

If BOOKINGS is not available to you in your Office365 E3 or E5 account, this video will show you how to enable it. Microsoft has changed its licensing model and removed Bookings as a default service.  It is now a zero dollar add-on so MS Bookings is free but you need manually turn it on: Surf to portal.office.com and sign is Expand SETTINGS > SERVICES & ADD INS Click BOOKINGS and make sure it is…

SOLVED: Download Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser Now… HERE

A few months ago Microsoft CEO Satya Nadala announced they are giving up on their own Edge browser engine because it cannot get past 5% market share, and replacing it will a Chromium (think Google Chrome) based product. Google made its engine, Chromium, open source (aka,  public domain) in 2008 when it was new and Microsoft scoffed at it.  Today Chrome and its Chromium based derivatives have 80% of the browser market and Microsoft stopped…

Proven Tips for Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 Certification and 70-463 Exam

There’s nothing more satisfying than achieving your goals. Every IT professional dreams of rising through the ranks and attaining the topmost Microsoft certification in the long run. However, obtaining the highly covetable MCSA and MSCE certifications is never a walk in the park. But as tough as the journey might get, the prospect of enjoying the potential benefits of these certifications in the future should keep you going. This article outlines the key aspects of…

SOLVED: How To Tell If Microsoft Is Having Problems

If you are working on Microsoft connected systems (Office 365, Azure, Windows Update…) and you see some odd behavior, it might not be you.  The question then becomes, where can you go to see if Microsoft is down? We use the following five sites to see if Microsoft is having problems or is in a full outage: Windows Update Status: isitdownrightnow.com/update.microsoft.com.html  Office365 Status: portal.office.com/Adminportal/Home#/servicehealth Azure Status: azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/status Microsoft in General: outage.report/microsoft XBox Status: support.xbox.com/en-CA/xbox-live-status  

VIDEO: How To Easily & Legally Use Microsoft Office For Free

If you need to edit or create some Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents, Microsoft has created an easy and free way to give you that access. On any PC or Mac, just surf to www.Office.com and either sign in with your Microsoft account (or create a new one as we demonstrate in the video).  Then you can easily work in the most current versions of Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Sway and more completely for free.

SOLVED: Where Are Microsoft’s Data Centers Located?

Sometimes Microsoft’s data centers for Azure and Office365 are referred to by city name and other times by region or country.  It can be very confusing to figure out which Data Center is where. For instance, as per one of my customers legal requirements I need to set a storage pool to keep data Ireland but I could not figure out which site was Ireland.  I certainly would have never guessed that Ireland is listed…

Microsoft Scraps Both Internet Explorer & Edge, Moves to Google Chrome

On Thursday Microsoft gave up the ghost on their internet browsers.  “The Ghost” in this case is the haunting memory of just how big Internet Explorer was in the early 2000’s and how they let it all slip away.  (See browser market share graph near the bottom of this page.) They announced that their Edge browser “engine” will be changed to Google Chromium over the next year.  In the most straight forward terms, this means…

SOLVED: Phone Numbers To Call Microsoft Office 365 Support

If you have sales or technical questions relating to your Office 365 account, you can call Microsoft and they will not charge you a fee. The only catch is that you have to be an administrator of your Office 365 account.  If you are a standard user, you must contact your local administrator and they can phone. Office 365 Support Phone Numbers: United States or Canada 1 800 865 9408 Australia  1 800 197 503…

VIDEO: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Shows Off LA Clippers Court Vision Amazing Augmented Reality

Today former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed and explained the LA Clippers Court Vision Augmented Reality.  Courtvision allows the viewer to see estimated probabilities, predict player moves, change cameras, add computer generated highlights, overlay play by play audio and explain plays all in real time as the game is being played. If you want more detail on how Second Spectrum applies machine learning to create context (difficulty, probabilities, …) in live sports, watch this 9 minute…