Attention for Hasty Microsoft SQL Server

When you understand computers and technology a little bit better than your colleagues, especially in small companies, you suddenly become a system administrator yourself. First, you may be asked to help with the software installation. Next, among your tasks, appears database administration. With this job, you have to monitor the safety and security of information regularly. The database should work without failures, and there should always be a fresh backup close to you, which you can restore.

Microsoft Project Rescue Operation

Some may feel that no one cares about Microsoft's global expansion. On the contrary, everyone with pleasure "surrendered" to the megacorporation, which has trained billions of computer geniuses and beginners in simple, convenient, and almost always reliable IT products. No matter what some skeptics say about the instability of the programs or their imperfection, there is no better alternative yet. The Microsoft IT giant has left far behind its competitors, who have long been defeated by the most important criteria: price-quality-support-coverage.

Screenshots in Windows 10 without Print Screen (PrtScn)

Many laptop keyboards lack some useful keys, such as PrtScn (the Print Screen key, used to create various screenshots). Three valuable methods can help to make different screenshots in Windows 10 without PrtScn:


Import a text file to an Excel spreadsheet

Often you need to import data to the Excel spreadsheet from a text file. Microsoft Excel offers a Text Import Wizard to import data from different text file formats:

Import a structured text file to an Excel spreadsheet

When you import data from a text file to the Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Excel launches a Text Import Wizard to help you to import data correctly. Here you can import all or some data from text files of different formats:

How to remove the diamond with question mark symbol

When you paste or import data into the Excel spreadsheet, you might notice unusual symbols like a diamond with a question mark. The replacement character � (often a black diamond with a white question mark or an empty square box) represents an unknown, unrecognized or unrepresentable character:


How to use commas as separators for multiple email recipients

Microsoft Outlook uses the semicolon as a separator between addresses. However, a natural way to type multiple addresses into the To, Cc, or Bcc fields is to use commas. If you are used to commas, you can customize Outlook to recognize commas as separators.

How to Bcc in Outlook

If you need to send a copy of the email to the recipient that should not be visible to other recipients, you can add her/his address to Bcc (blind carbon copy). Addresses in the Bcc field are not visible to the recipients in the To and Cc fields, and each other.

Sharing contact groups in Outlook

Exchange Server users can share a contact folder with another person inside and outside of the organization if sharing contact lists is supported by the organization's sharing policies. If you do not have an Exchange Server account or your organization policies do not allow contact folders sharing, Microsoft Outlook does not offer the Share Contacts option. However, you can share contact lists, email groups, or distribution lists by creating the contact group, attaching it to the email, sending the email, and importing.


7 Steps for a Perfect Presentation in PowerPoint

If you are giving a presentation, you need to do more than just prepare a speech. You need something else for your audience to engage with to make sure they take in the information you are talking about. One way is to create a PowerPoint presentation.

How to make a splendid circular flow chart

Iterative processes are the core of any business, and Microsoft PowerPoint provides several templates for cyclic processes: basic cycle, text cycle, block cycle, etc. Cyclic diagrams provide an easy way to illustrate a circular flow of money and goods of the buy, product, and sell process; or steps of iterative decision making of the marketing process.

How to insert Greek symbols very quickly

When you create a presentation for a graduate thesis or dissertation, often, you need to insert Greek letters into the slide. Mathematical symbols and Greek letters are pervasive today and used everywhere, from physics to social science. You may use the equation block for inserting those symbols, but this block will have different format settings than the rest of your text, and you will not be able to edit it in older versions of Microsoft Office. If you need to insert just a symbol, use the Symbol dialog box or Alt+code shortcuts.


Saving Documents

Saving your document in the same location with the same name is easy.

Creating numbered lists

Numbered lists are similar to bulleted lists, except that instead of bullets, Word places sequential numbers in the front of the first line. This feature is handly because if you add a paragraph in the middle of a numbered list or rearrange the order of the paragraphs in a list, Word automatically renumbers the paragraphs so that they retain their sequence.

How to create a list with restarting and continuing numbering

You can tell Word to start from any number you prefer, restart numbering from 1, or continue numbering.