8 simple ways to clean data with Excel

Data comes in from an increasing number of sources these days. For decades, data stores were primarily built by good old data entry. But today we cull data from a range of sources including IoT devices, social media feeds, email, and other sources outside of traditional database platforms. That means …

How to supercharge Slack with ‘action’ apps

If your office uses Slack on a daily basis, you know how easy it is to lose a good idea in a long list of scrolling messages — or in multiple channels. A simple way to reduce the clutter is by integrating third-party Slack apps that allow you to immediately …

Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry

Microsoft this fall will begin closing loopholes in its licensing rules that have let customers bring their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software to rival cloud providers like Google and Amazon. The Redmond, Wash. company laid down the new law in an Aug. 1 announcement, …

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

This download accompanies our story Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet. See that article for detailed information on how to get the most out of Word 2016 and 2019 for Windows. For the most part, the Ribbon interface in Word 2016 and 2019 is intuitive to use. It’s divided into …

7 Quick Base tips and tricks

The low-code/no-code development platform Quick Base lets so-called citizen developers create applications and workflows for their teams and departments without needing the intervention of IT. Based on the structure of a database, as its name implies, the platform relies on fields, records, and reports to create, link, and manipulate sets …

10 Trello power-ups for maximum productivity

So, you’ve figured out what Trello’s all about. You’ve mastered the Trello basics. You’ve made your way through the most advanced Trello tips and tricks. And still, you say, you want more efficiency-enhancing power? Still, you need more organization automation? Still, you want your project management software to seem smarter? …

How VITAS Healthcare moved to UEM

VITAS Healthcare, a Miami-based a hospice and palliative care company with more than 12,000 employees and about 19,000 patients across 14 states, went on a six-year journey to create a mobile-enabled workforce and the unified endpoint management (UEM) system needed to handle their devices. UEM allows IT to remotely provision, …

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

This download accompanies our Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet. See that article for detailed information on how to get the most out of Excel for Office 365 in Windows. For the most part, the Ribbon interface in Excel for Office 365 is intuitive to use. It’s divided into a …