Making your voice heard at Microsoft – UserVoice sites for our relevant software

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get a question from someone along the lines of “does do , and why doesn’t it?”. Or, there’s the “when will Microsoft change to allow us to do ” question. Bottom line… we don’t know, and we have virtually no sway to influence Microsoft to change their software… but you do!

Adding a Background Blur to your video meetings in Microsoft Teams

If you’re used to having video meetings in Microsoft Teams and you’re the person on the video, I know you’ve thought about what might be showing in the background while you’re presenting. You may be neat and tidy, or you… may not be. I would be in that second category… But now in Microsoft Teams, you can use the Background Blur option to make it harder to tell just how many pizza boxes might be right behind you. Here’s how…

Windows 10 and Show Touch Keyboard Button

If you have a tablet device, you know that Windows 10 will show a touch keyboard on the screen when necessary. But you can also get that touch keyboard to appear on a non-tablet device for a monitor that doesn’t recognize touch. Here’s how…

Excel Flash Fill on names

I’m sitting in a training session today, and I saw the trainer do something in Excel that I didn’t know was possible… Flash Fill can complete columns of names based on other columns. Here’s how…

Inserting multiple blank lines in an Excel spreadsheet

This is a really simple tip that I wish I had known about sooner, instead of copy and pasting blank rows for an Excel spreadsheet. Instead of just inserting a single blank row, you can easily insert multiple blank rows by highlighting the number of rows you need. Here’s how…

Transferring your Skype phone calls to another phone

If you’re a person who gets a number of phone calls on your work number, you may want or need to have those calls transferred to another number for some period of time. Maybe you have an errand to run outside the office, and you want the number to go to your cell phone. Or maybe you’re out of the office for an extended period of time, and you want someone else to field your calls. Here’s how you can make that happen in your Skype settings…