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Both of the Wise Owl founders' kittens now have names!

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 December 2019

Andy and Jenny (the two original Wise Owls) have finally got round to naming their new kittens. Whether this deserves a blog post is another question ...

YouTube Silver Award - 100K + subscribers!

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 25 November 2019

We're proud to announce that YouTube have given us their coveted silver award, in recognition of the fact that our video channel has over 100,000 subscribers.

We're getting two new kittens next week, but have no idea what to call them!

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

Can anyone think of good names for our two new kittens? It was easier thinking of names for children!

Colour in the picture using the numbers provided in the Excel sheet

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

This month's competition is deceptively simple - just colour in the cells using the instructions provided to form a picture of ... what?

Revealed: the answer and winner for last month's competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

Last month's competition asked you to reveal the hidden question. We had 24 entries nominating their favourite films - congratulations to Victoria Anthony of Sucden Financial for being the first name pulled out of the Wise Owl sorting hat!

History of Wise Owl: The early years

Posted by Jenny Brown on 22 November 2019

The story of Wise Owl starts in a basement in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1992, at a time when WordPerfect for DOS was still widely used and Lotus 1-2-3 ruled the spreadsheet roost.

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

Why I became a trainer

Posted by Shaun Wantling on 22 November 2019

People become trainers for many different reasons. In this blog, Shaun explains his journey from being an accountant to training people in IT.

The Wise Owl October 2019 newsletter competition - complete the phrase

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 October 2019

Test your Excel skills by finding a way to follow a series of instructions to accumlulate numbers and unlock the hidden question.

The answer to (and winner of) our September 2019 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 October 2019

This month's word search proved challenging, with only four correct answers submitted. The unused letters in the word search revealed a question, as this blog explains.

5 board games worth trying

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 05 October 2019

Sam lists out 5 board games you should try, covering everything from matching symbols to killing zombies.

The competition for the Wise Owl September 2019 newsletter

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

If you're a subscriber to the Wise Owl newsletter you can enter our competition and win a fifty-pound Amazon voucher (this month's puzzle is a word search with a twist).

The answers to our August 2019 newsletter competition (SQL query)

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

Last month's newsletter competition asked you to identify 8 errors in a SQL query. Here are the results, with the name of the lucky winner!

Some ideas for lunch boxes for the school run or the office microwave

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

Bored of the same sandwich every day? Be creative, and try one of these recipes from Lunchbox Dad.

Andy Brown of Wise Owl reviews his top 15 podcasts - see if you agree!

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

When travelling to Wise Owl training courses Andy Brown is a podcast enthusiast. In this blog he lists his 15 favourites - see if yours make the cut, or if there are any in the list that you haven't heard of.

Wise Owl movie connections

Posted by Andrew Gould on 19 August 2019

Lots of our training material uses examples related to movies but did you know that Wise Owl has several tenuous connections to famous films?

Attending an Expo - 5 things to consider

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 19 August 2019

Having attended our first expo we would like to share some insights into things to consider!

See how the Wise Owl stand came about at the Public Sector Expo

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 August 2019

We attended our first proper exhibition in June 2019, as these pictures attest.

Wise Owl Training have joined Manchester Digital

Posted by Karen Webber on 08 August 2019

Wise Owl have joined the Manchester Digital network, promoting digital and tech businesses in the North-West.

The new Office 365 icons are horrible, but you are probably stuck with them

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 August 2019

For nearly all new Microsoft software updates Wise Owl are prepared to wait before commenting, but the new Office 365 icons are much harder to read and distinguish than the old ones!

How to switch between monthly and bi-annual updates for Office 365

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 August 2019

Most people will be on either the monthly or semi-annual update channel for Office 365. This blog shows how you can find out which channel you are on, and how to change your channel.

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