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Microsoft OneNote: An insider’s guide (free PDF)

OneNote, Microsoft's cross-platform notebook tool, lets you tag, flag, recognize, record, and search just about anything. This ebook looks at how you …

On Microsoft Teams in Office 365, and why we prefer walled gardens to the Internet jungle

Gartner has recently delivered a report called Why Microsoft Teams will soon be just as common as Outlook, which gave me pause for reflection.<p>The …

Setting Subwoofer Phase the Easy Way Page 2

The chart included here shows the phase responses of the Hsu VTF-15H subwoofer in sealed mode (green trace) and the Sunfire CRM-2 speaker (blue …

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

Microsoft Is Sunsetting OneNote 2016: Here's What You Need To Know

Microsoft is sunsetting OneNote 2016 and gently pushing users to OneNote for Windows 10. The change relieves Microsoft from having to develop two versions of the same app, but it tasks users of OneNote 2016 with moving to an unfamiliar version of OneNote.<p>OneNote 2016 is the version of OneNote that …

Windows 10

Learn your way around a team site

Office 365 for business includes team sites where you can share information with others. If you're new to team sites, read this article for a basic …

Roadmap for Skype for Business capabilities coming to Microsoft Teams now available

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How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Software

These Earplugs Protect Your Hearing, but Don’t Muffle Sound

Fact: you only get one set of ears. Another fact: those ears go through a lot—and everything from big events like concerts to loud traffic can do a …

Why I turned off Word's AutoSave feature in Office 365

Here's a common practice: You open an existing document in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, make some changes to it, then save it using a different filename. That leaves the original alone, but gives you a modified copy.<p>Just one problem: Microsoft's Office 365 no longer works that way. Because …

Microsoft Teams gets tighter app integration, revamped command box, and slash commands

Microsoft is doubling down on app support in Microsoft Teams, its chat-based collaboration tool that competes with Facebook’s Workplace and Slack. Starting today, users can leverage apps in various new ways and command apps to take quick actions directly from the command box.<p>Microsoft Teams …

Apps

Schiit’s tiny gizmo breaks a cardinal audiophile rule

Tone controls and equalizers went out of fashion in the 1980s, and I've missed them ever since. Audiophiles in their search for ever greater sonic purity saw any deviation from "flat" frequency response heresy, but that's not always my goal, so I was thrilled to check out Schiit's Loki four-band …

Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat

Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage that will allow consumers to chat directly with businesses through Apple’s messaging platform. The feature, called Business Chat, was announced last year at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, and will debut this spring with launch …

Schiit Audio Reference System Review Part 2

<i>It's five below in evidence.<br>The winded eves and sideways snow.<br>His eminence has yet to show.</i><p>It's literally five below here in Minneapolis. Last night, …

Audiophile

Windows 10 tip: Move your default data folders to a different drive

If you have more than one physical drive, keep your system (C:) drive from getting overwhelmed by moving default folders (Music, Pictures, Documents, …

Oppo Introduces Audiophile DAC/Streamer

Oppo Digital has introduced an audiophile-grade digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that doubles as an app-based media streamer that supports Wi-Fi, …

Audiophile

$99 gizmo kicks up your headphones' sound at home

I've lost count of how many Schiit reviews I've written, but I keep coming back for more because the company's products are always so good <i>and</i> affordable. Take the Schiit Magni 3 headphone amp/stereo preamplifier: It's a cute little critter, a mere 5x3.5x1.25 inches (127x89x32mm), so it's tiny …

4 Underrated Email Productivity Hacks

The average person spends 28 percent of their work week reading and responding to emails. Imagine what you could achieve with just a few of those …

Office 365 Groups at Microsoft Ignite 2017

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Work better together with SharePoint team sites Office 365 app integrations

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Get Ready To Live In The Cloud

Are you ready to put what remains of your personal computing life in the cloud? Thanks to iCloud, you’re almost there already. More and more of the …

iCloud

Microsoft 365 Blog

With over 85-million monthly Office 365 users, there’s no such thing as a typical customer. That’s why we built Office to embrace the diverse needs …

Office 365 Groups Explained

<i>This article is the first in a 5-part series and will be updated as the rest of the series is published.</i>An Office 365 Group is a way to centralize …

Power BI

Microsoft Excel — 5 Default Settings You Want to Change Now

Have you Considered These? Thank Me In The Comments! :-)<p>1 — Turn off Excel’s Start Screen — By Default, it Opens Each Time<p>We don’t really want to see …

Create a communication site in SharePoint Online

Applies To: SharePoint Online Office for business More... Less<p>Create a SharePoint Online communication site to share news, reports, status, and other …

Pioneer And Onkyo Enable MQA Hi-Res Playback On Their Latest Digital Audio Players

Pioneer and Onkyo have announced that the latest free firmware update for the Pioneer XDP-30R and Onkyo DP-S1 Digital Audio Players now enables them to play downloaded MQA music.<p>MQA is short for Master Quality Authenticated; it’s an new hi-res audio codec that delivers the inherent quality of …

Here’s an unconventional, terrific-sounding bookshelf speaker

Hsu Research is best known for its line of high-performance, yet affordable subwoofers, but it also makes speakers. This one I have here, the CCB-8, is a large bookshelf model with a single "coaxial" 8-inch polypropylene driver, with a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter nestled in the center of it. The …

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Customer Service Is the Lifeblood of Your Business. Here Are 7 Ways to Do It Better

The bottom line is customer service, and customer service is your bottom line.<p>It turns out brick-and-mortar stores can learn a thing or two from eCommerce sites when it comes to customer service.<p>Companies like Amazon are setting the bar higher because of their ability to translate customer …

7 things I learned about Gmail working at Google

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two years, I was lucky enough to train Google employees on Gmail and to pitch Gmail to companies of all …

Productivity