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Easter Quiz 2021 - Competition Winner, Results and Analysis

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 May 2021

Congratulations to Pat Watt of Skills Development Scotland for winning the prize this month (and generously donating it to charity) - answers and winners here!

Answer and winner for the March 2021 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 March 2021

This month's competition was one by Michelle Ashworth of Rochdale Borough Council (congratulatons to her): answers and details in this blog.

Holoportation using Microsoft Mesh

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 March 2021

Microsoft Mesh will make it seem as if you're actually holoporting to another place, but you'll have to wear googles to change your reality.

Teams Together: gimmick, or productivity tool?

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 March 2021

The new preview Teams Together feature makes it look as if you and your team are sitting side-by-side at a bar - but there the illusion ends.

February 2021 newsletter competition: answer and winner

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 March 2021

Congratulations to Corin Lee of Macquarie Energy Leasing for winning last month's word search competition: here is the answer!

March 2021 Newsletter Competition - Codeword

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 March 2021

In this month's competition, each number represents a different letter. Fill the grid with English words, and unscramble the shaded letters to solve the puzzle!

This month we invite you to complete our word search and find the missing item!

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 February 2021

This month's competition is a word search grid containing 47 missing (related) items - plus one more hidden in the unused cells.

Results and winner of our January 2021 Newsletter Quiz Competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 February 2021

Congratulations to Amanda Wilding of ReAssure for winning last month's competition - see which question people found easiest (and which they found most difficult), and how many people got all of the questions correct

A book, a board game and a box set to get you through lockdown

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 January 2021

It's not often that you find a brilliant book, board game and box set over Christmas all of which you can recommed without reservation, but this blog is proof that it can happen!

New Office 365 skills assessment tests now available

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 January 2021

We've published 5 new skills assessment tests, for Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and general Office 365, allowing you to test people's knowledge of the latest version of Microsoft Office.

The answer to (and winner of) our December 2020 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 04 January 2021

This month's competition was one by Rory O'Connor of Freemans Grattan Holdings. This blog gives the answer, and also the logical steps to reach it.

Cardboard cat forts and tanks? How bored can people get in lockdown?

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 December 2020

The aptly named sad and useless website contains many photos of people's cardboard creations, including a surprising number of forts and tanks for cats.

Did you know you could use your browser as a text editor? Us neither ...

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 December 2020

Thanks to Simon Ranson for contributing this bit of trivia: what to type into your browser's address bar to turn it into a text editor.

An opportunity for stardom (well, sort of)

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 November 2020

If you've attended one of our online training courses recently (and enjoyed the experience), would you be willing to be interviewed about it? We're making a couple of short promotional videos, and would love them to feature real people's views.

Was Roger Hargreaves predicting the future of the US with his Mr Men series?

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 November 2020

There's an uncanny correlation between the Mr Men series and the list of American presidents. Donald Trump comes in as Mr Rude, Barack Obama as Mr Cool … see how many correlations you can find!

The Christmas 2020 Wise Owl newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 November 2020

For the second month in a row this issue's competition is a logic puzzle. Use the 6 clues given to determine the finishing order of 5 boys in a race (the winning entry drawn at random will win a fifty-pound Amazon voucher).

Victoria Anthony is the winner of our October 2020 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 November 2020

We had a bumper crop of 42 entries for this puzzle, with one person saying they had enjoyed it so much that they went out to buy a Logic Puzzles book! This blog shows details of the answer and winner.

What happens when you blend the pieces from two different jigsaws?

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 October 2020

Vancouver-based artist Tim Klein has used the fact that many jigsaws are based on the same template to create some truly weird and wonderful composite images.

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

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 October 2020

The winner of our newsletter competition this month is Vincent Vaughan of Public Health England, who wins a fifty-pound voucher. The word search contained all 50 states of the USA, along with a hidden quotation.

For our October 2020 newsletter competition, solve a logical puzzle

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 October 2020

Five people live in different houses, travel to work in different ways and work at different jobs. For this month's competition, all you have to do is to work out who is who!

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