Don’t Let Drive Encryption Risk Losing Your Files

Drive encryption can help prevent sensitive data in laptops from being stolen. However, if a user forgets his or her password for a computer whose drive is encrypted with a tool such as BitLocker, the prospects for recovering files are much worse than otherwise. Without drive encryption, there are many hacks to recover files without…

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Use Digital Signatures to Verify Your Identity

You use a handwritten signature to verify that you’re the author or maker of a letter, check, or other paper document. You can use a digital signature to verify that you created or sent an electronic document. Digital signatures are based on public key cryptography, also called asymmetric cryptography because it uses two keys. The…

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Show two time zones in your Outlook calendar

When you work with people in another time zone, it’s a good thing to keep track of what time it is there. But, it’s easy to forget how many hours ahead or behind they are. A simple way to keep track of this is by adding a second time zone to your Outlook calendar. To…

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How Database Availability Groups streamline high availability in Exchange Server

Starting with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Database Availability Groups (DAG) have replaced a number of features that provided redundancy for purposes of high availability and disaster recovery. The earlier high availability approaches included Single Copy Cluster (SCC), Standby Continuous Replication (SCR), Local Continuous Replication (LCR), and Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR). Supporting these were the concepts…

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Export a grayscale pdf of your color layout (InDesign)

If you need both a color and a grayscale version of your layout, you don’t necessarily need to create two different versions. Instead, design your layout in color and then export a copy as grayscale as needed. To do this, choose File > Export. In the Export dialog box, navigate to where you want to…

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Empower users with keyboard shortcuts

While web interfaces are typically thought of as point-and-click, power users often prefer being able to access functionality quickly just by pressing keys. You might think that JavaScript would be necessary to provide this ability in a website, but it’s possible to create a shortcut key with a simple attribute, namely, accesskey. For example, the…

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Changing label fonts in Microsoft PowerPoint

You may notice that your labels and percent values appear somewhat jumbled in the Data Labels preview window. This preview may be a little inaccurate, but if you’re using long titles, you’ll need to do some reconfiguring in order to get each percent value and label to fit properly. One way to do this is…

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