Help Your Staff Manage Stress

Even at the best of times, life can definitely be stressful, and today’s turbulent economy and sometimes bleak business environment only add to the stress. If you’re in a managerial position at your job, part of your role is to help your staff get through times of stress, whether they are experiencing stress at home,…

More About CompTIA A+

Following up with his earlier post recommending that aspiring IT professionals get CompTIA A+ certification, guest blogger D. J. Moore writes: Why A+? The CompTIA A+ certification provides a universally recognized way to demonstrate to potential employers that you know what you are doing with and around computers. Before CompTIA came along, all certifications were vendor…

Adding a Computer to a Domain

Guest blogger D. J. Moore writes: Adding a computer to a domain can seem like a daunting task at first if you are new to the procedure. Take it from someone who didn’t know a domain controller from a database server a few years ago! No matter how daunting it may seem now, it’s actually…

How to Become an IT Professional: a Personal Story

Guest blogger D. J. Moore writes: Chris Pirillo was recently asked an intriguing question in his Geek Out segment on YouTube that is near and dear to this author’s heart. Someone wanted to know how to get started in the IT world. Chris had a perfect reply: “Certifications, certifications, certifications, certifications, certifications, certifications, certifications…” While…

How to Co-author PowerPoint Presentations

Office 2010 makes it easier for you to co-author documents with multiple users. This co-authoring functionality is available in PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, and OneNote 2010 documents that are stored on a SharePoint Server 2010. In addition, you can use the co-authoring functionality in both Excel and OneNote Web apps. There are two caveats with…

Windows 7’s Accessibility Features

Like its predecessors, Windows 7 includes several built-in accessibility features. These features make it easier for users with a wide range of physical challenges to use Windows 7 and their computers. Furthermore, many of the accessibility features carried over from previous versions of Windows are improved in Windows 7. Ease of Access Center When it…

Work at the Same Time in Word

Word 2010 includes many features that enable to you work more effectively with others on documents. Some of these features include: Block Authors, Save and Refresh, and Conflict Resolution Mode. Here, we’ll look at these features in more detail. Note: many of the co-authoring features in Word 2010 are only available when your documents are…