Yes, Windows is still the go-to platform for business – but there are times when sys admins, developers, webmasters, and others are going to need tools that are exclusive to Linux.
Others often find situations where they’d like to be able to use Linux features in their regular workflow, just for convenience’s sake.
Early in 2017, Microsoft announced it would add Windows Subsystem for Linux to Windows Server, allowing developers to use Linux alongside resources like CMD and PowerShell.
Windows Subsystem for Linux allows unmodified Linux binaries to run natively on Windows; thanks to WSL, it’s now possible to use nearly any Linux tool integrated into Windows.Read More
An add-in is a term used for a software utility added to a primary program. In other words, add-ins are mini applications that extend what you can do with Microsoft Office programs, such as Word. When you enable an add-in, it adds custom commands and new features that help increase your productivity.
By default, add-ins are not immediately available, so you must first install (and in some cases activate or configure) these add-ins so that you can use them. Many of the add-ins are free from the Microsoft Store (https://store.office.com). You may also be able to search for add-ins from third party vendors.Read More
The CompTIA Recertification Exam Series bridges the content gap between the exam that you passed and the exam objectives of the most current release.
Overview and Eligibility
You are eligible to take a CompTIA recertification exam if you passed an earlier version and your certification has not expired.Read More
Since Microsoft Word is one of the most frequently used software programs, people assume they know everything there is to know. Therefore whenever you find new and cool things you can do in Word, it is an awesome treat. I have been teaching Microsoft Word for years and it seems like I learn new and cool things (or maybe remember old, useful things) frequently. Here are some of my most recent favorites that I thought you might enjoy:Read More
The ability to create customized, interactive forms to collect data is a powerful, but often underutilized feature of Word. In this blog, we will discuss how to create electronic forms using form controls such as text content, drop-down list, and check box. In addition, you will learn how to protect the form and collect data.Read More
Cisco’s corporate strategy has long relied on acquisition for introducing new technologies to the tech giant’s palette. With over 200 to date, Cisco acquisitions remain one of the most important strategic elements that the company holds in the tech marketplace.
Cisco has a list of its corporate acquisitions available on its website. Here, you can see a brief rundown of the most important purchases the company has made since 1993. Of particular interest are the six new entrants for 2017, listed below.Read More
Cisco is undeniably a powerhouse in the tech and networking space. A huge array of products and an aggressive acquisition strategy have combined to make this one company dominate its market.
However, that does not mean that companies looking for Cisco alternatives should give up on the search. In fact, there are numerous Cisco competitors offering best-in-class performance in specific sectors.
End users who don’t need Cisco’s broad selection of software and hardware solutions may very well opt for greater value working with a smaller, more narrowly dedicated company. These alternatives operate in networking, SD-WAN, security, and wireless LAN.Read More
When you imagine the process of creating a computer program, you probably imagine a room full of caffeine-fueled developers hastily coding on expensive computers in an open-spaced office with exposed brick walls and designer lighting. That scene is set to change in the future, however, as the world of coding advances further towards a future where the elementary parts of coding are left to the computers themselves.Read More
Being a leader in the world of tech isn’t easy.
In fact, you may find there are greater and more frequent options to overcome in tech than in nearly every other field simply because of the tech industry’s penchant for innovation, disruption, and change.
This means that IT teams that were once the pinnacle of efficiency can, in a few short years, weigh organizations down through no fault of their own. It is not the team that failed – it is simply a constant movement towards greater workplace efficiencies that left them behind.Read More
There is no shortage of tips for creating and delivering an effective presentation in PowerPoint. Just search the web and you will find lots of advice. Here is Microsoft’s official article on the subject.
My goal for this blog posting is not to repeat some of the generic information and suggestions out there but to provide less common tools, applications, and tricks such as:
- Using tools and shortcut keys for screen and cursor options
- Utilizing special applications such as Mix (Free Add-in) and Office Presentation Service (Free Option)
- Employing special tricks like hiding slides and creating custom shows