You use a computer every day – are you doing it efficiently? I’m always trying to find faster, easier ways to get the job done so when I came across these Microsoft Windows productivity tips, I just had to share. Click here to learn faster ways to print, access applications, organize the Start Menu, search folders and send a file attachment from anywhere on the desktop.
 
No, not THAT apocalypse - a data apocalypse. Most of us have at least one computer in our homes and/or at the office. How prepared are you for a computer crash? It really isn't a matter of "if" - it's more a matter of "when" your computer will fail - just like a car, electronic circuits wear out, files are accidentally deleted or viruses invade - would you rather grieve your data loss or simply restore the data from a backup?


 
‎Many people who use computers—whether it's for their home, business or a volunteer run organization — are moving toward a "paperless" office. Simply, they are tired and overwhelmed by scraps of paper, clunky old file folders, envelopes — and they want to reduce the clutter. Here are six things to keep in mind as you move toward a paperless home or business office. more
 
Identity theft is a very real problem facing everyone today. According to the Washington State Attorney General’s office, “Dumpster diving,” or rifling through trash cans for personal information, is a common tactic used by identity thieves. You are taking a terrible risk if you don’t shred sensitive material. more
 
Anyone who took typing in high school learned that you always put two spaces after a period, colons, questions marks, and exclamation points. Well, times have
changed, and the two-space rule is dead! Believe it or not, using two spaces
after punctuation is incorrect these days! more
 
If you are overwhelmed by the number of e-mail messages in your Inbox, consider using rules. Rules help you manage your e-mail messages by performing actions on messages that match a specific set of conditions. After you create a rule, Microsoft Outlook applies the rule when a message arrives in your Inbox or when you send a message.

For example, you can automatically move e-mails from a specific sender to a folder for review at a later time. I have setup folders for subscriptions, groups to which I belong and specific people. I can review the e-mails sent when I have free time rather than sort through my Inbox every time I open e-mail. more
 
Whenever you enter a web address (or URL) in a cell, Excel automatically
turns that address into a clickable hyperlink. Excel does the same for network
addresses. Sometimes, that is helpful. Other times, it can be annoying.

If you find that it annoys more than it helps, you can configure Excel to not
turn the text into hyperlinks automatically. To do that: more
 
Without researching the factual claims made in a forwarded email there's no 100 percent sure way to tell it if it's a hoax, but here you'll find a list of common signs to watch for...more
 
There’s more to it than breakout sessions, speakers, product demonstrations or exhibits. more
 
These core rules of email Netiquette help us communicate better via email. more