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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.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

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.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

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.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

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).

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

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!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

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.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

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.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

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?

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

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!

Tags:   Musings | Exhibitions

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.

Tags:   Musings | Exhibitions

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.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

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.

This short blog gives a quick Windows short-cut key to insert emojis into text

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019

If you want to spice up your emails or reports, use this Windows shortcut to insert emojis.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Wise Owl will be at the Public Sector Solutions Expo 2019 in the ExCel centre

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019

For the first time we will have a stand at the PSS Expo on 25-26th June in London. Come along and say hello!

Tags:   Musings | Exhibitions

A quick way to copy the path and name of a file in Windows Explorer

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019

This short blog highlights a quick way to copy the full path (including the file name) of a file in Windows Explorer.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Changes made to the main Office applications from Office 2016 up to May 2019

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 May 2019

To prepare the way for the start of a monthly Office update on this website, this long blog lists the changes made to Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word between the release of Office 2016 and May 2019.

A new booking system for Wise Owl public courses!

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 May 2019

We've introduced a new online booking system for our public course places, although only 50% of people (chosen at random) will see it. This blog explains the reasoning behind the new system, and the benefits it offers.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Some ideas for company days out!

Posted by Andy Brown on 18 June 2018

Go-karting, axe-throwing, escape rooms and ninja training - some of the ideas from this blog suggesting company days out in Manchester.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

How to get the custodians of your data to give you access!

Posted by David Wakefield on 18 June 2018

GDPR isn't as restrictive as most commentators claim, as this blog sets out to show. Don't let data custodians block you from analysing your corporate data!

Tags:   Musings | General IT
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