Wise Owl Training - Hardware/software blogs (page 1 of 2)

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Forthcoming updates for the Power BI Platform

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

A 146-page document online summarising forthcoming changes to the Micrsooft Power Platform

Power Toys: tools to tweak the behaviour of Windows

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 January 2022

You can use these hidden gems to reassign or disable keys on your keyboard, detect pixel colours in a website, display a Windows short-cut key guide … and much more!

The Microsoft Whiteboard is reverting to the old version

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 November 2021

In an almost unprecedented move, Microsoft are cancelling the new Whiteboard launched only last month and reverting back to the old version.

An update on Windows 11 after a month of use

Posted by Andy Brown on 18 November 2021

After using Windows 11 in anger on his laptop for a month now, Andy Brown takes a moment to sum up his impressions.

A new Microsoft Whiteboard

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 October 2021

The Microsoft Whiteboard used for presenting during online meetings has been pretty much rewritten - see whether you like the results (we do).

First impressions of Windows 11

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021

Windows 11 has a nice clean interface, a few minor new features like snapped layouts, and above all seems to run appreciably faster than Windows 10.

International Keyboard Short-Cut Day 2021 - 10 Windows key short-cuts

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021

To commemorate the rather dubious International Keyboard Short-Cut Day 2021 (the first Wednesday in November of each year, apparently), we offer the 10 Windows key short-cuts which will save you the most time.

The ridiculously wide Samsung CRG9 49" monitor

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 June 2021

How wide is too wide when it comes to a computer monitor? Perhaps the answer depends on the size of your desk, but you'll need plenty of space for this monster.

Our experience of switching to Stripe payments

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 June 2021

This is the blog which I wish I could have read before starting to integrate Stripe payments on our website! It explains why I'm ultimately glad we went for Stripe, but also some of the things which are harder than they need to be.

Use ZoomIt to zoom in and out in any application and to draw on screen

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 April 2021

ZoomIt allows you to use keystrokes to zoom in and out in any Windows program, and allows you to draw or write on screen.

A computer in a fish tank? Meet the Sea Drive

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 April 2021

What happens when you want an aquarium AND a laptop, but are short of space? Sadly, the answer is that you get a computer in a fish tank.

A fully-functioning modular laptop with plug-in ports and components

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 April 2021

Is this the next thing in laptops? Meet a laptop which you can break down into its component parts, each of which you can easily replace.

From one extreme to the other - a mini-PC anyone?

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 March 2021

Last month I blogged on a folding laptop with 7 screens; this week it's a five-inch fully-formed mini-computer.

Who needs extra screens, when you can have 7 in one laptop?

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 March 2021

Not sure what to buy your loved ones for their birthday? How about a laptop which weighs 12 kilos and includes 7 screens?

Microsoft seem to be planning a big upgrade to Windows in the second half of 202

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 February 2021

There's a minor update to Windows due in Spring 2021, but a much bigger one in the offing in the second half of the year

Microsoft Office 2021 should be released in the second half of 2021

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 February 2021

Microsoft have confirmed that they will release another standalone version of Office in the second half of 2021 - this should include dynamic arrays, the XLOOKUP function and a new dark mode, among other things.

Changes to Edge and Windows in the new October 2020 Windows update

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 October 2020

Although this is called a Windows update, the most useful changes are actually for the new Edge browser, as this blog explains.

A review of our first 6 months of online training

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 September 2020

By the end of October we will have been providing online training for 6 months. After putting off doing this for so long, we've been surprised at how well it works - and so too have our clients, it seems.

The results of our survey on whether we should develop a Python or R course next

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 September 2020

Many thanks to everyone who voted in our newsletter survey on whether we should train in Python or R next - the results are in!

A trainer's experience of giving the first Wise Owl classroom course in 4 months

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 August 2020

What was it like giving the first classroom course for Wise Owl since the middle of March? There were good and bad points, as this blog explains.

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