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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

How to use the Windows Magnifier to zoom in on parts of your screen

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.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

A personal take on the best dozen Times crossword clues from the last 5 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 December 2017

In addition to computer training, Andy Brown is also an addict of the Times Crossword. In this blog Andy takes a break from blogging on software to list his 12 favourites clues from the last 5 years of puzzles.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Skills assessment tests are now incorporated within the main Wise Owl website

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 November 2017

You can now test your knowledge of software without leaving our website. The new site is nicer-looking, quicker and more secure, and above all gives much better reports (and makes them easier to save and share).

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

A summary of the tests taken on our skills assessment site in the last 6 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 June 2017

Over a third of a million people have completed one of our skills assessment tests since 1st May 2011 - we thought we'd have a look at how these tests break down into categories.

Tags:   Musings | Nostalgia

How to post comments onto the Wise Owl website

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 September 2016

If you want to initiate (or take part in) a discussion on our website, you'll first need to create a post - and to do that, you'll need to register on our site. This blog explains how to do both these things!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Have you got any suggestions for future Wise Owl training courses?

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 September 2016

Please let us know if you can think of any training course that you think we should be offering, but which isn't in our current portfolio.

Tags:   Musings | The future

What's new in Microsoft Office 2016 (including Excel 2016 changes)

Posted by Andy Brown on 07 September 2015

The latest incarnation of Microsoft Office (2016) should be released on 22nd September 2015 (Microsoft are always a bit ahead of themselves with versions). This blog gives a detailed guide to what's new, the biggest changes being in Excel and Outlook.

Tags:   Outlook | General topics    |    Excel | General    |    Musings | Microsoft Office
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