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A miscellany of new features are on their way to a desktop near you! Excel is getting a feature to see a tooltip preview of parts of a formula (you may already have this); a version of Phone Link for iPhone users is in preview for Windows 11, allowing you to make calls, send and receive messages and manage notifications from your laptop; and Edge now has a Drop panel in its sidebar allowing you to copy and paste images and files between your laptop and phone more easily than ever before.
Following last month's review of ChatGPT, this month we turn our attention to 3 AI tools for generating pictures in response to text requests. See how Midjourney, Adobe Firefly and Image Creator compare, and ponder how many graphic designers (like so many other people) would like to turn back the AI tide.
Your newsletter editor has always loved CTEs in SQL and hated update queries, so is delighted to share the discovery that you can create update queries involving joins much more easily if you create a CTE first. Staying with the SQL theme, SQL Prompt from Redgate is a tool which will complete your joins for you, among many other benefits.
It turns out that creating a web-based HTML editor is not easy! After a few false starts we finally chose TipTap as a platform for building our editor, using Vue and TypeScript. Read how we finally created our HTML editor (whether to get ideas on doing something similar yourself, to see what can go wrong with a software project or just to share our pain!).
For this month's update we've covered modern visual tooltips (as they're now turned on by default), as well as the release of composite models and a couple of other small changes to Power BI. However it's the features in preview which will change your life: in addition to the life-changing on-object interaction formatting included in last month's newsletter, preview now also includes dynamic formatting too.
Calling all Swifties! This month we have another competition: find the 68 Taylor Swift song titles hidden in the word search grid. Those who follow the instructions spelt out by the unused letters will have the chance to enter this month's competition, with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. Congratulations to Jackie Rutherford of Torus for winning last month's film pictures competiion: details (and full answers) here.
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