The 2017 Microsoft Build conference held this week in Seattle, is arguably the most important yet for Microsoft and for the rest of the global technology industry. The conference, targeting software developers, paints an accurate picture of the latest tech trends and a clear indication of the path that technology is going. The keynote by Microsoft Chief, Satya Nadella was a highlight of the event.
As recently announced by outgoing AU Chairperson recently, Africa now has its own ‘digital identity’, in the form of a .africa domain name. This is exciting news as this is a step in the right direction to encourage budding and existing African entrepreneurs to put our domain on the world stage. Continue reading
In a landmark announcement, Bing and Google will now make ‘pirate’ links harder to find. Continue reading
Say hello to Huawei, a global brand that has quickly grown to become one of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies since its inception in 1987, owning huge swathes of network infrastructure across different countries. A late entry into the smartphone space has turned out to be a huge advantage for the Chinese brand as the two biggest players in the space, Samsung and Apple have seen stalled sales growth. 2017 is a set to become a major turning point for the fast growing consumer brand. Continue reading
Never in the age of civilization, has technology become so pervasive, so complex and so intertwined with our lives, such that we almost cannot do without technology. Technology has become the greatest enabler and also become a powerful weapon either for good or for evil. The rapid changes in life and in business that has become the norm as a result of technology is set to continue in 2017 driven by the leading tech trends. Continue reading
A recent survey commissioned by BANKSETA, the state-backed Skills Education Training Authority in the banking sector covering over 2000 employers in the banking industry reveals interesting trends which reveal how digitization in the banking industry is shaking up the jobs market.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as “the next Industrial Revolution” because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world. In fact, the revolution has already started. Continue reading
VLOOKUP lets you search for specific information in a Worksheet. For example, if you have a list of Product Codes with Prices, you could search for the Price or actual Item for a specific Code. It also lets you search between different Worksheets.
Its soooo easy when you know how!
- Highlight the range you want to analyse (on the OLD sheet) and name the Range. You will then have a range with absolute cell addresses ($ sign) in the formula. Makes copying easy as anything.
- Count the columns in the highlighted range before you do the formula.
- Go to the NEW sheet, click where you want the answer to be. Insert the VLookup formula.
- Complete as follows:-
- Now copy the Formula down. And Hey Presto! You have added the data from the OLD sheet, without you having to do a Find, Copy & Paste – through thousands of lines!
(If you already knew how to do this, please enter the Excel Microsoft Champ of South Africa Competition at #ExcelchampSA)
Your Microsoft Account Now Important More Than Ever
The nature of Microsoft Office has changed significantly over the years, however the consistency of the user interface despite the changes makes some new features subtle and unnoticeable for most Office end users. One important change introduced in Office 2013 is the need for you to login using your Microsoft Account. While most users would ignore the login popup when it appears in your 2013 Microsoft Word or Powerpoint for example, taking the time to login gives you access to some powerful features and tools worth considering! Continue reading
Microsoft to only support I.E 11 and Edge going forward
In case you missed this announcement over the December holidays, Microsoft is now finally dropping support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser. Internet Explorer Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 will be affected by this development. This is a huge step for Microsoft latest Edge browser, as users either have to upgrade I.E 11 or move to Windows 10-based Microsoft Edge. Continue reading