Rearming Microsoft Office

I am a huge believer in software licensing. If you are going to use a software, pay for the software. With that said, I am also a practical man who teaches a lot of courses, and am also a consultant who believes that companies should thoroughly test software before using it.Microsoft Office 365 is a... Continue Reading →

Editor Breaking My Stride

There is a new feature in Microsoft Word called Editor. It reviews the document you are working on for spelling, grammar, clarity, conciseness, punctuation, and more. For people who need the help, it is a godsend. Who am I kidding? I use it rather a lot. It helps me from time to time, although more... Continue Reading →

Internet Explorer: Still slowly going away

For the last who-knows-how-long, Microsoft Windows users have been opting for a third-party web browser in lieu of the dreaded Internet Explorer. They went through so many versions over the years, it was almost comical. Each time they released a new version, Microsoft would tout their modern browser. Each time, the masses would snicker, claiming... Continue Reading →

Calling It What It is

We are currently experiencing an outage that affects (all of our websites). This outage also affects our call centers, and we are currently unable to receive any calls, emails, or online chats. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and apologize for this inconvenience.I use a number of tools and online... Continue Reading →

Office Client Connections: Are you covered?

When Microsoft introduced Office 365, subscribers stopped worrying about new versions.  As long as you were a subscriber, your monthly updates would deliver the newest versions of the client applications, and not just monthly patches.  It certainly made life simpler.  Still a lot of people prefer to purchase software, and not subscribe to it.  That... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Microsoft Store.

In 2009 Microsoft started opening retail locations, hoping to compete with the Apple Store.  Over the past eleven years, and especially while I was still a Microsoft MVP and living in the Greater Toronto Area, I did a lot of work with the stores in Toronto and Mississauga, and wrote many articles about experiences at... Continue Reading →

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