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How to remap the Caps Lock key and avoid future frustration

techrepublic.com — The Caps Lock key is a holdover from a time when keyboards were attached to typewriters. For many of us living in the digital world, there is no need for the Caps Lock key at all. In fact, we find ourselves toggling the function accidently and then typing in ALL CAPS way too often-a frustration we would like to eliminate.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4: The smart person's guide

techrepublic.com — A powerful notebook/tablet hybrid like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 can be a real advantage for many users. This guide describes its specs, who it's designed for, and why it matters.

Five presentation apps to replace PowerPoint

techrepublic.com — Unfortunately for many of us plying our trade in large enterprises, the presentation is something we often deride for being lackluster, all too familiar, and downright boring. That's a shame for two reasons: First, because effective communication is vital to a successful enterprise, and second, because it doesn't have to be that way.

​Enterprises beware: An invisible revolution is coming--and you're not ready

​Enterprises beware: An invisible revolution is coming--and you're not ready
techrepublic.com — TechRepublic has been discussing the merits and pitfalls of cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things for many years now. Those technologies have, and will continue to have, a profound impact on how enterprises interact with their customers, vendors, and stakeholders.

How to fix the missing Windows Sockets registry entries error

How to fix the missing Windows Sockets registry entries error
techrepublic.com — Every once in a while, usually after a normal monthly Windows 10 security update, I will get a strange error in my PC's network settings. The error makes it impossible to connect to the internet and when I investigate, I see this message: Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing.

BetterCloud survey: Adoption of Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 continues to grow

BetterCloud survey: Adoption of Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 continues to grow
techrepublic.com — When it comes to enterprise software, the productivity suite is certainly not the sexiest set of applications. But it is arguably the most important. Those everyday mundane emails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and reports are the lifeblood of any enterprise, and the tools required to produce them must be honed and ready.

Customer feedback drives improvements to OneDrive for Business

Customer feedback drives improvements to OneDrive for Business
techrepublic.com — For enterprises and consumers subscribing to Microsoft Office 365, the cloud storage application OneDrive for Business has quickly become the ubiquitous tool it was intended to be. Users save files and documents to OneDrive like it was just another folder on their hard drives because that is the way it is supposed to function.

Microsoft Envision: Prepare yourself for the fourth industrial revolution

Microsoft Envision: Prepare yourself for the fourth industrial revolution
techrepublic.com — In what it hopes will become an annual tradition for C-level executives and business leaders from all types of industries from around the world, Microsoft kicked off a new conference in 2016 called Envision. Unlike the more technical Build and Insight conferences, each year Microsoft Envision will concentrate on the big picture trends in technology and how those trends affect business practices.

Don't be a PowerPoint sheeple: Create standout presentations with Visme

Don't be a PowerPoint sheeple: Create standout presentations with Visme
techrepublic.com — At some point, just about everyone will be asked to communicate important information to a group of people inside an enterprise. This typically takes the form of a speech accompanied by visual supplements... AKA, the presentation. Pulling off an effective presentation requires a certain amount of creativity.

The Universal Windows Platform flexes its muscles at Build 2016

The Universal Windows Platform flexes its muscles at Build 2016
techrepublic.com — Since taking over the helm, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made some significant practical and philosophical changes to the way his company does business. But he also knows that the key to getting all these strategic changes to work together successfully rests with the collective imagination and inspiration of the application developer community.
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