Continued from last time, some more on Out of Office, but as done through Exchange 2007's webmail service: ICT Tip 054 - Using Webmail to set up Out of Office.doc
It's probably accurate for Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010 as well, bar a few screenshot changes.
You may find this one useful to send out if you run Webmail on Exchange 2007 - when people end up with IE10 at home through Windows Updates, it breaks the display of Webmail unless you force compatibility mode. It's only a single click, but as with the engineer who charges £100 for a single tap of a hammer, it's all in knowing where to click. ICT Tip 052 - Compatibility Mode in IE.doc
A bit of a delayed start to the term - it all goes mad in the first week or so - but time to get back up and running with IT Tips.
This week is an educational Public Service Announcement, because no-one seems to know that BCC exists: ICT Tip 049 - To, CC and BCC.doc
Another late post - although I have a good excuse this time, I was busy in the ultrasound room for my wife's 20 week scan yesterday
Following on from last week's look-at-the-shiny-3D-effect ICT Tip #47 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab, this week we have the much more useful, useable and sensible alternative: ICT Tip 048 - Switching Windows with Alt+Tab.doc
Best of luck in getting your users to use it
One of those quick little tips that makes life much easier - albeit I opted to show the shiny version to people first, because some people are forever impressed by a little bit of 3D gimmickry. It's like Alt+Tab but less useful, it's... ICT Tip 047 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab.doc!
I don't know why I bother trying to build up suspense when I name the tip in the title of every post
Continuing a theme from last week's Snipping Tool, if you're working in Word 2010 you can directly insert screen captures into a document - something else I had to have pointed out to me (by my wife, in this instance). Short and sweet and oh so useful: ICT Tip 046 - Insert Screenshot in Word.doc
Late again. Sorry!
This one was new to me when a teacher pointed it out, and is actually fantastically useful - particularly if you're trying to train your users in how to report an issue (good luck, if so). ICT Tip 045 - Snipping Tool.doc is an easy way of screencapping areas of a screen. It is actually quicker than Print Screen -> Open Irfanview -> Paste -> Crop -> Copy -> Paste, so may well be useful to you as well as your end users.
Back in time for an older tip, not that it matters to anyone but me. There's a chunk of school-specific tips from 42-44 so in an attempt to maintain my buffer, I've gone back and pulled out an ever-relevant tip I wrote when we changed email provider and started to suffer an onslaught of spam. ICT Tip 018 - Avoiding Scam E-mails.doc
It's a bit longer at 4 pages, but some people require a comprehensive dismantling of their naïvety.
Completely forgot to put this up on Tuesday. Sorry
We're skipping #38 (which was about our school Twitter feed) and going straight to ICT Tip 039 - Full Screen in IE.doc, aka "The F11 Key"
Share it/use it/don't sell it!
This is the killer feature in Windows 7 as far as I'm concerned. This and the searchable Start Menu.
It's simple, but I use it dozens of times a day. It's quick. It's effective. It's listed in the title of this blog post, completely undermining any attempted suspense. It is, of course, the wonder of ICT Tip 037 - Aero Snap.doc!
A lot of people have no idea that this exists, despite it being useful for nearly everyone. Send it out. Tell them. Share the joy of knowledge. Just