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Sunday, February 10, 2013 #

PowerPoint Tip- Merge Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

IE Tip- Set more than one web page as your IE homepage

XBox Tip- Clear Xbox Cache

Office 2013 Tip- Change the Theme of Office 2013

Lync Tip- Share PowerPoint slides in Lync

Surface Tip- Take a Screenshot on Microsoft Surface

Outlook Tip- Delay sending emails in Outlook


Thursday, January 31, 2013 #

Tip of the Day for Microsoft Products

Learn an amazingly useful tip about Windows, Office, Windows Phone, Surface, Xbox, Visual Studio, and any other Microsoft products every 24 hours! Offered by Scott Ge.

 

Windows Tip: Print PDF in Windows 8 Reader

http://www.scottge.com/windows-tip-print-pdf-in-windows-8-reader/


http://www.scottge.com/bing-tip-set-your-flavor-of-bing-homepage-images/

The Bing homepage images do differ in disparate markets.  You can set the flavor of Bing you’d like to see onhttp://www.bing.com/account/worldwide.  For example, the China market displays the Chinese traditional writing brush on the homepage, and the Japan market displays the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and other featured images in Japan.


Sunday, January 27, 2013 #

My friend Scott Ge started his “Tips of the Day for Microsoft Products” blog.

http://www.scottge.com

Scott posts an amazingly useful tip about Microsoft products every 24 hours, covering Windows, Office, Windows Phone, Surface, Xbox, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, etc.  Here are his first two tips:

 

Windows Tip: Add a Shutdown / Restart / Logoff tile to the Windows 8 Start menu

Windows Phone Tip: Two clicks to Send a “running late” Message for your Meeting in Windows Phone 8


Thursday, December 20, 2012 #

Here are two really popular Windows 8 script samples from Microsoft All-In-One Script Framework.   One of them is ranking the 1st among all 7000+ script samples on TechNet Script Center based on popularity.  The other one is ranking the 4th.   The All-In-One Script Framework writes these script samples because their topics are frequently asked in TechNet forums.  Many IT Pros are asking about them.  Script sample videos are also available to give you a visual demonstration.

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Create a Shutdown/Restart/Logoff Windows 8 Tile for the Start menu (PowerShell)

This is currently the No.1 script on TechNet Script Center.   This PowerShell script shows how to create a Shutdown, Restart or Logoff Windows 8 tile for the Start menu.

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Remove Windows Store apps in Windows 8

This script can be used to remove multiple Windows Store apps from a user account in Windows 8. It provides a list of installed Windows Store apps.  You can specify the application IDs, and remove them all at once.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 #

Here is a nice “Windows Scripts” page from Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/onescript/p/windows.aspx

The All-In-One Script Framework Windows and Windows Server script samples are based on frequently asked IT tasks that the team observed in TechNet Windows forums and Windows Server forums, Microsoft support incidents, and various Windows IT communities.  They hope that these customer-driven automation script samples can help Windows and Windows Server administrators deal with some typical IT tasks in shorter time.

 

Here are some of their nice Windows script samples

Script to fix issues described in KB947222 (PowerShell)

Get Network Adapter Properties in Windows 8

How to batch create virtual machines in Windows Server 2012(PowerShell)

Remove Windows Store Apps in Windows 8

Script to fix issues described in KB947222 (VBScript)

Find user logon duration (PowerShell)


Here is a nice “Exchange Scripts” page from Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/onescript/p/exchange.aspx

The All-In-One Script Framework Exchange script samples are based on frequently asked IT tasks that the team observed in TechNet Exchange forums, Microsoft support incidents, and various Windows IT communities.  They hope that these customer-driven automation script samples can help Exchange server administrators deal with some typical IT tasks in shorter time.

 

Here are some of their nice Exchange script samples

Export Distribution Group Members in Microsoft Exchange 2010

Generate report of user mailbox’s size for Exchange 2010

Script to Get Office 365 Mailbox Folder Permissions

Create Report for Average Mailbox Size and Item Count per DB in Exchange 2010

Remove E-Mail address with Specific Domain Name in Microsoft Exchange 2010

Add Proxy Addresses for Recipients by Using a CSV file in Exchange 2010