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On this blog page we will keep you up to date with news regarding Software Solutions, and the software industry in general, and also tips and tricks in various software applications, so come back often

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OneNote: Moving or copying a section to another notebook

Posted on 10 January, 2016 at 15:25
Question: Is there a way to copy a notebook section out of a one note file. We have set up in onenote a notebook as a master and now want to copy it into each schools 2015 annual account file – but I just want to take this one notebook section and its relevant pages. Is it possible, if so how...

 

Answer: www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/microsoft-onenote-2013/9780735672758/moving_or_copying_a_section_to_another_n.html 

Share your calendar with colleagues or clients in Office 365

Posted on 9 September, 2015 at 14:35

 

HOW TO SHARE CALENDAR IN OFFICE 365

 

Sharing your Office365 calendar with other people may be really handy when you plan your work for every day. You mark all your events in your calendar and if you give other people access to it they will see the timeslots when you are available and they will schedule their coworking with you accordingly.

 

There are 2 main groups of people we usually work with.

 

The first one is your colleagues who work in the same organization that you do and use the same Office365 domain name for emails. Sharing information with this group is respectively safe thing to do. So you can set up full details visibility for them.

 

The second group is people from the outside: clients, vendors, friends, etc. So be careful when you share your private information with them.

 

There are 3 levels of access you can grant to other people when you share your Office 365 calendar with them. And that’s what we will find out below.

 

 

To create a shared calendar click the button “Share” in the top right corner:


Visit: http://www.upsafe.com/how-to-share-calendar-in-office-365/

Design and Development of Educational Technology

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:25

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a course entitled Design and Development of Educational Technology - a service offering interactive online classes and MOOCs from some of the world's most distinguished universities. The course runs six week and requires 4-6 hours of study each week, and it covers the evolution of educational technologies and how it's being used en masse. Visit: https://www.edx.org/course/design-development-educational-mitx-11-132x#.VGDLQDTF90q



Free tech courses include HTML, Python, Intro to Data Science, and many more

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:20
Udacity got its start when Stanford University starting offering free computer classes in 2011. Its free tech offerings include HTML, Python, Intro to Data Science, and many more. In fact, Google recently partnered with Udacity to bring Android development to the masses. Individuals who access the courses for free get access to course materials, such as instructor videos and project instructions. Visit: https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853


Introduction to Linux

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:20

Introduction to Linux; have you always wanted to learn Linux then this course might be just what you're looking for. The Linux Foundation has partnered with edX to offer this free Introduction to Linux that covers familiarity with the graphical interface and command line as well as a look at all the major Linux distributions. The course gives an overview of the day-to-day working environment of a Linux administrator and covers pertinent tools and skills.



Google Analytics Academy

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:15

Understanding your website's analytics can help you make better data-based decisions while at the same time improving the customer experience. Google can assist with it's product: Google Analytics.

Google has created this online learning center that offers courses to help you better use the hidden data located within your site. Have a look: https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/explorer


7 Steve Jobs Quotes That Could Change Your Life

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:15

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-steve-jobs-quotes-could-change-your-life-jeff-haden ;


The Definitive Guide to Engaging Content Marketing

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:10

Content Marketing has become an increasingly important part of a successful and strategic marketing mix. Today, marketers can become their own content publishers and develop audiences to attract attention. This benefits them in three key ways: it builds brand awareness, creates brand preference, and expands the brand’s reach to more buyers and potential customers at a much lower cost.

http://au.marketo.com/definitive-guides/definitive-guide-to-engaging-content-marketing/?source=Email-Batch-Prospect&comment=EmPr-DG2EEM-APAC-Mar2015+&utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=anz&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuK3BcPirkzDBfrGs5u0kUKWyhplon0V%2Fe%2BDGNkbLjdV4GM9jNL%2FPV1VWHoVvwwRTE%2B68WN0VrKQQI3iVFWKs1w%3D%3D


From ???Hamster Dance??? to Tumblr: The Evolution of the Almighty GIF

Posted on 20 April, 2015 at 1:05

Ah, the animated GIF.

 

Whether it’s a tiny kitten scaring a large dog, or Taylor Swift dancing awkwardly at an awards show, there’s something about seeing a few seconds of time captured in an infinite loop that appeals to us.

 

Sometimes a situation becomes funnier the longer it plays out, like a Will Ferrell joke; or sometimes we notice details we hadn’t before, and we stare at it for five, or ten, or twenty loops before moving on to the next image.

 

A GIF can be entrancing and hypnotic when done well (see “Full English” image below) or irritating when done poorly (if the loop is off by a fraction of a second).

Ah, the animated GIF.

 

Whether it’s a tiny kitten scaring a large dog, or Taylor Swift dancing awkwardly at an awards show, there’s something about seeing a few seconds of time captured in an infinite loop that appeals to us.

 

Sometimes a situation becomes funnier the longer it plays out, like a Will Ferrell joke; or sometimes we notice details we hadn’t before, and we stare at it for five, or ten, or twenty loops before moving on to the next image.

 

A GIF can be entrancing and hypnotic when done well (see “Full English” image below) or irritating when done poorly (if the loop is off by a fraction of a second).

Ah, the animated GIF.

 

Whether it’s a tiny kitten scaring a large dog, or Taylor Swift dancing awkwardly at an awards show, there’s something about seeing a few seconds of time captured in an infinite loop that appeals to us.

 

Sometimes a situation becomes funnier the longer it plays out, like a Will Ferrell joke; or sometimes we notice details we hadn’t before, and we stare at it for five, or ten, or twenty loops before moving on to the next image.

 

A GIF can be entrancing and hypnotic when done well (see “Full English” image below) or irritating when done poorly (if the loop is off by a fraction of a second).

The growth of the animated GIF



10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

Posted on 21 March, 2015 at 14:30

From unrealistic design decisions to costly add-ons, the migration path to Microsoft Office 365 is fraught with hidden pitfalls10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2604770/office-software/top-10-office-365-migration-gotchas-to-avoid.html


How to migrate your Exchange server to Office 365

Posted on 21 March, 2015 at 14:25

It's easy to decide to use Office 365 for email, but not so easy to actually move from on-premises Exchange.

Office 365 has been touted as Microsoft's fastest growing business ever. Still, some organizations are stalling when it comes to moving mailboxes from on-premises Exchange to Office 365's cloud Exchange. What's the holdup?

For some, the need to plan and execute the transition may be competing with other day-to-day issues, delaying the Office 365 Exchange migration. Some may have jumped in and purchased licenses without considering some of the migration gotchas (such as mailbox moves and legacy archive issues).

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2898113/email-software/how-to-migrate-your-exchange-server-to-office-365.html?phint=newt%3Dinfoworld_cloud_computing&phint=idg_eid%3D3e45cf41ad8804c6813284518d534497#tk.IFWNLE_nlt_cloud_2015-03-19

Stop building the cloud backward

Posted on 16 March, 2015 at 14:50

Too many in IT start wit the technology first, wasting precious time and goodwill

If you are charged with creating cloud architecture, you need to start with the business. Why? Because the business drives IT, not the other way around. Although we all know that fact, it’s too often ignored.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2895934/cloud-computing/stop-building-the-cloud-backward.html?phint=newt%3Dinfoworld_cloud_computing&phint=idg_eid%3D3e45cf41ad8804c6813284518d534497#linkedin

First look: Office 2016 for the Mac closes the gap

Posted on 11 March, 2015 at 13:20

For many years, Office for Mac has played second fiddle to its Windows cousin. If you’ve been struggling with Office for Mac 2011 and suffering from Windows envy, your time has finally come. Last week, Microsoft made a preview edition of Office 2016 for Mac available to the masses, runnable on any OS X Yosemite computer. Surprisingly, the feature set of Office 2016 for Mac is nearly on par with that of the Windows version, with the gaps lying mainly in Excel and PowerPoint. Naturally, we’ll have to wait for the final, shipping products to draw detailed conclusions.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2894131/applications/first-look-office-2016-for-mac-closes-the-gap.html?phint=newt%3Dinfoworld_daily&phint=idg_eid%3D3e45cf41ad8804c6813284518d534497#tk.IFWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2015-03-11


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