New Windows 10 Productivity Improvements

With the Windows 10 November update, Microsoft IT enabled several enterprise features for its global user base, including Windows Hello for Business, Credential Guard, and Enterprise State Roaming. In addition, implementing Azure Active Directory Join across the enterprise extended cloud capabilities to users with Windows 10 devices. With the update, users saw security enhancements and immediate improvements to productivity. Microsoft enabled Azure Active Directory Join and other Windows 10 features that enhance security and productivity, including Windows Hello for Business, Credential Guard, and Enterprise State Roaming.   Enhanced Security The Windows 10 November update offers two new features for improving security. A combination of cryptographic keys that are uniquely tied to a user and device, and facial or fingerprint recognition, provide a more convenient way to sign in with strong authentication.   The Windows Hello for Business helps Microsoft employees and other corporate network users to securely sign in to their PCs. Windows Hello for Business simplifies signing in to on-premises and cloud resources without using a password. Using Windows Hello, our network users can sign in to their Windows 10 devices with just a look or a touch if the device is equipped with compatible hardware. Windows Hello for Business creates a certificate-based credential on a device, which is unlocked by a PIN or biometric (fingerprint or facial recognition). This is more secure than a password, because the PIN is tied to the device, and only the user knows the PIN. With Windows Hello for Business, we have a convenient and secure authentication method. Other benefits include: Easy certificate renewal. Microsoft corporate network users receive a prompt to verify their...

How to create “Thank You Card” using Microsoft Word Templates

  A lot of people today, do not know how to create cards on Microsoft Word. Today I will be providing instructions on how to create a card on word. For today’s example, we are going to be creating a Thank You card. Step 1 Change Page Size and Margin (Page Size should be set to A5; Margin Should be set to Narrow) P.S – Be Sure to turn on your Grid Lines Step 2 Go to Insert, Select Text Box, and Select Filigree Side Bar Step 3 Select the Text, Then type whatever you want the card to say (Ex: Thank You) Step 4 Then Boom! you are good to go and you can hit print from...

How to do filtering of data in Microsoft Excel

  In order for filtering to work correctly, your worksheet should include a header row, which is used to identify the name of each column. In our example, our worksheet is organized into different columns identified by the header cells in row 1: ID#, Type, Equipment Detail, and so on.   Step 1   Select the Data tab, then click the Filter command. A drop-down arrow will appear in the header cell for each column. Step 2   Click the drop-down arrow for the column you want to filter. In our example, I will filter column B to view only certain types of equipment. The Filter menu will appear. Uncheck the box next to Select All to quickly deselect all data. Step 3 Check the boxes next to the data you want to filter, then click OK. Step 4   The data will be filtered, temporarily hiding any content that doesn’t match the criteria. In our example, only laptops and tablets are visible.   Then Boom, You are good to...

How to add sound effects to the transition in Microsoft PowerPoint

A lot of people today question there self on how to add sound to powerpoint slides. Today, i am going to teach you how.   Step 1 First, go to the transitions tab. Step 2 In the top right corner, select sound. Step 3 Select the sound you want to play. You would do the same for each slide. Then Boom, you are go to...

Get Certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist

Barreto Iris

Barreto Iris

My name is Iris Barreto (aka Sister Iris Marie). I am a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary getting updated and learning about the world of IT. I began my studies at MATC in the Fall of 2016. Studying the IT Support Specialist program, I hope to be a great asset to my community and to the Schoenstatt Movement.
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Windows 10: Difference between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge Browsers

Seda Angelica

Seda Angelica

IT Technical Support Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Goal oriented IT Support Help Desk Specialist Student ready to assist/gain knowledge in any form possibly.
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Microsoft Edge became the new updated browser about for Windows newest updated operating system Windows 10 replacing Internet Explorers browser about 2 years ago. The new browser was said to be named Project Spartan however due to its rendering engine it was called Microsoft Edge, the engine for edge is EdgeHTML. Microsoft edge engine was developed from scratch. Even though Edge is a small app it has powerful features that are huge. Microsoft edge is much faster than Internet Explorers browser, Internet Explorer had an older engine(Trident) that was slowly loading pages. It is said that Microsoft Edge promises more security, better, and faster loading than Internet Explorer for personal and business use. Blocking third-party cookies is possible in both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, however only Internet Explorer allows whitelisting sites from the location in where you want to accept cookies. Internet Explorer has more user control customizing options than Microsoft Edge. You have to use internet options in Control Panel in order to prohibit sites and add restrictions. If you are utilizing Microsoft Edge you have to allow all sites to store cookies or block all third party cookies at this time until Microsoft Edge is updated to control these options further. Until then you may use a third-party program to restrict usage from some sites. Going with “Open DNS” is the best way to go setting up restricted sites. Open DNS is a cloud based service program providing protection against phishing attempts also providing faster internet browsing. Microsoft Edge is said to be better on security, protecting us from phishing sites plus more. Microsoft Edge has...