Kelly LaForest

Microsoft Office 365 blog by a OneNote MVP.

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First Impressions of What’s New in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Windows 10 April 2018 Update I installed the Windows 10 April 2018 Update today. The update took less than 10 minutes. Here are my first impressions. Out of the six new features, I prioritize them in the following order from most to least interesting/helpful:   #1 – Continue on PC What: Switch seamlessly from your phone to …

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10 Random Useful Online Tools

These don’t really fit into a specific category like images and graphics or building websites resources, but I find myself pulling them out of my back pocket once in a while to complete a random task: My Favourite *Random* Online Tools: Bing Converter – Digital Storage – Convert Units – KB to MB – Because sometimes …

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Six Free Useful Tools When Working with Websites

When working on websites, these are a few tools I like to keep in my toolkit: Internet Archive Wayback Machine – when you need a little time travel in your life. Website Crawler Tool and Google Sitemap Generator – free tool that crawls a website to produce summary list of internal and external links, errors, …

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Top Three Paid Online Image and Icon Collections

These are my top three website that I visit when I when I have a few dollars in the budget for a special project to spend, I want to find stunning, creative, royalty-free stock photos and sharp, clever icons.   Top Three Paid Options: Font Awesome Pro – The paid version has 1,700 professional vector icons that …

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Four Favourite Free Online Image and Icon Collections

These are my go-to four favourite online website that I visit when I am looking for an image, graphic, or icon to use when writing a blog posts or teaching a class: Four Fave Free Options: Pixabay – Over 1 million stock images that you can “copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for …

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Free Access to Thousands of Online Courses with GVPL Card

Did you know that you have access to thousands of top quality online courses for free with your Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) card? Public Library cardholders in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada have access to more than 3,500 courses and approximately 144,000 video tutorials on the an online learning platform, Lynda.com. All you need to do …

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Top Six Best Random Text Generators

I’m grateful Microsoft changed the random text up and we don’t have to stare at paragraphs of “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” anymore. I do like that the sample text that is inserted into a Word 2016 document when you type =rand() is informative, and offers tips on new features in Word 2016. However I’m starting …

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My Strategy to Switch from OneNote 2016 to OneNote for Windows 10

This post is inspired by an inspiring tweet from Craig McBain (@CVSTech) where he shared a big step he took recently to use OneNote 2016 less, and the OneNote for Windows 10 App more. What He Did: “unpinning OneNote 2016 from my taskbar and pinning the OneNote app” It is a big step, and a great idea! I …

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List of SharePoint Resources

I was recently asked by a fellow Victoria Office 365 Users Group member: “Can you recommend a forum where I can go for questions in regard to SharePoint functionality?” My response was:  When I am seeking answers about SharePoint, these are the publicly accessible sites and forums that I visit: Microsoft SharePoint Support Microsoft SharePoint …

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