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Windows 7 vs Windows 10: What’s the difference?

If you're a Windows 7 user, you may have already heard that mainstream support for Windows 7 has ended and security updates will stop in 2020. This means the time to upgrade to Windows 10 is now. 

For the most part, Windows 7 was a reliable operating system. However, you will really enjoy the user-friendly components and increased security that Windows 10 provides. 

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Conducting meetings directly from Lync Online in Office 365

Sometimes it's easier to create a meeting on the fly rather than schedule them directly through Outlook (or perhaps you are just using Lync Online from Office 365 and are not a full subscriber). This process walks you through how to do just that.

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OneNote - It Rocks!

One of my biggest beefs with Microsoft is how terrible their marketing is. I mean - you'd think that as the world's second largest company behind ExxonMobil, these guys would get it right. But they don't - they are really, really bad. I mean, how many of you have heard about Mesh? (I hope you're reading this in Redmond.)

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Windows 7 Favorite #7

I often want to open up a 'separate' instance of a program...usually my browser when I want to compare webpages (and opening in a new tab doesn't often lend itself to this).

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Windows 7 Favorite #6

Battery life is crucial on your laptop...without a doubt mine always goes dead when I am half way through a 3 hour flight. One of the biggest power drains on your laptop is the display brightness.

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Windows 7 Favorite #5

This trick doesn't get a lot of people excited when you talk about it - but if you work with a lot of open windows - it rocks!

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Windows 7 Favorite #4

You laptop users may be familiar with the mobility center. This trick is great for Windows 7 users on the go. Press "Windows Key + X" and you get a quick shortcut to the Windows Mobility Center.

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Windows 7 Favorite #3

This has actually been around for a while - but I just started using it in Windows 7 - automated backups. Backups came along way with Windows Vista - and Windows 7 made it even better.

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Windows 7 Favorite #2

The taskbar in Windows 7 is dramatically different. This takes some getting used to - but once you get it...it rocks!

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Windows 7 Favorite #1

If you use a projector (or dual monitors) a lot - you'll love this little feature. Almost every hardware manufacturer has some set of keystrokes that you have to use to get your PC into 'Projector Mode'.

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