Microsoft Windows 10 Fall 2017 Creator Update: Ransomware Protection

There have been many new features that have been introduced with the new 2017 Windows Creator Update. Some features pertain to social aspects, others are for creativity, but Microsoft has also mentioned that it had hardened security, and add protection against ransomware in the new 2017 Fall Creator Update.  This new feature is called the “controlled folder access” feature. This feature prevents suspicious applications from changing the contents of selected protected folders. The main goal is to safeguard data from any ransomware infections that manage to get by third-party antivirus software. In order to activate the feature, you have to enable it through the Windows Defender Security Center App. You can access it by opening the virus and threat protection screen within Defender. From here, the user can switch on the controlled folder access option to make the feature active. Enterprise users, and administrators, can also be activate the feature through PowerShell, Group Policy, and MDM configurations. When the feature is active, essential directories such as the documents folder, are locked off from any malicious application that wants to encrypt files to hold them ransom, or even destroy them. By default, the usual folders such as Documents, Pictures, and Videos, folders will be protected by the controlled folder access feature, but it is not just limited to these folders. Other folders besides the document's folder can also be protected using this feature. Microsoft explained, ” This feature protects your files from tampering, in real-time, by locking folders so that ransomware and other unauthorized apps can't access them. It's like putting your crown jewels in  a safe whose key only you...

How to Create a Slide with a Chart/Graph in Microsoft PowerPoint

First you need to open a blank slide in PowerPoint.   2. Next click the insert tab in the ribbon. In the Illustrations section, click the Chart tab.   3. A new Window will open, here you can choose the type of chart or graph you wish to insert, such as column, line, pie bar, etc.   4. When you choose one, it will be inserted into the slide, it will also open up a worksheet where you can enter your data, such as category and titles , and any other data. In this example I edited the data to represent Month’s for the Category. Rain, and Snow as the data being measured in inches. This of course is not accurate and only an example of how the data can be changed to your needs. Once you have finished your data, you can than continue with changing the look of the chart.   5. When you insert a chart, small buttons appear next to its upper-right corner. Use the Elements button, which looks like a + sign, to show or hide things such as the axis titles, or data labels. You can also use the Chart Style button that looks like a paint brush, to quickly change the color or style of the chart. The last button at the bottom of the other 2 buttons is the Chart Filter button, and is a more advanced option that shows or hides data in your chart.   6. In the ribbon, when the chart is selected, there are more options than just the quick buttons on the chart. Here you can...

How to Make a To-Do List using a Microsoft Excel Template

Since we are going to be using a template from Excel, and not creating one, it will make things much simpler for the user. First open Excel, and in the “Search for online templates” search bar, enter “To-Do List. Many will pop up depending on the type of list you would like to create. Choose the appropriate one for yourself. For this example, I will select the first choice.   2. Now that we have are template open we can begin to manipulate the data in the Fields with our choosing. This template also included sorting fields, which makes it a nice feature to have in your list.   3. First let’s start by entering the task that we will need to do. In fields B4:B7, we have entered some things that need to get done. The next thing is to assign a priority level to each one.   4. Set the Priority level of the task given. You can see that it gives you 3 options, low, normal, and high. Use the drop-down menu button to access the options and select the correct priority level for each task. Now that we have set our priority for each one, depending on the user it will vary, and we can now move on to selecting the status of each one.   5. Depending on the when the list was created, and if you have started any of the To-Do task, the next step will be choosing the Status of the task. Much like the priority this category also has a selection menu of in progress, deferred, or complete. We will...

How to Create Labels for Envelopes in Microsoft Word: Step by Step Guide

The first step is to open a blank word document 2. Click the Mailings Tab in the Ribbon, and then click Labels on the far left side, in the Create section   3. In the Envelopes and Labels box, click Labels   4. In the Address bar you can type the Address you would like to be used. Keep in mind that the address you enter here will be used on every label that is created. If you want to create a blank label and enter the information later individually that is fine also   5.Then click the options button, here you can select the vendor that is specific to the type of labels you would like to be printed. Once you find the correct vendor you can then select the product number that matches your product. Depending on the type of printer you have, you could also choose the “Continuous-feed printers” option, which would also show you extra vendors, and products numbers.   6. Now that you have all your information entered, and have selected the proper vendor labels to print, you can select New Document in the envelopes and labels window, which will create your labels in a new document.   7. Last, you are now ready to print. Select the File tab in the ribbon, then select the Print tab on the left, which will show you a preview of your label. Here you can choose to make any final changes, such as orientation, margins, size,...