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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Posted by Andy Brown on 28 June 2020
Windows now lets you retrieve up to the last 25 things you've copied. It does this by keeping a clipboard history, from which you can paste items with a single keystroke.
Posted by Andy Brown on 13 March 2020
A website which includes help messages which don't, a password with ridiculous rules, an unhelpful timer, annoying default options for almost everything - thoroughly recommended!
Posted by Andy Brown on 06 February 2020
Microsoft have completely rewritten their Edge browser. The result is (by design) very similar to Chrome - you can even use Chrome extensions -but is probably even easier to use than Google's browser.
Posted by Andy Brown on 16 January 2020
Microsoft have changed the default Windows policy for writing to USB sticks, which means that you no longer have to worry about safely ejecting them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Posted by Andy Brown on 29 January 2018
If you're trying to project your screen at the front of a class, the Windows Magnifier lets people see what you're doing more easily.