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Forward emails to external address in Exchange server.

This article will help you forward emails coming to a mailbox to an email address external to your organization in Exchange 2013, 2016 and 2019

How to Develop the Skills Required to Go From Individual Contributor to Manager

A manager needs to have a vastly different skill set than an individual contributor. This article discusses the differences between the two positions and provides tips on how to make the shift and be successful in a leadership role.
Signing a PDF

Signing a PDF

This article discusses some different options for signing a PDF.

Why Every IT Professional Should Be on Experts Exchange

I discuss my journey and personal achievements on Experts Exchange, while explaining the professional and educational benefits I have experienced as a Certified Expert. I have seen people of all skill levels find value on EE, whether it’s from submitting questions or teaching others.

Office file dialogs

Provides a one size fits all solution for File Dialog calls for all MS office applications. Module contains function fncGetFilePathTRM() which does all the filter building for you. I've used a similar version of this for over 15 years, 1 module import, 1 line of code, all done... GLHFSS
Why the new AirPod Pros are comparable to $2,199 headphones

Why the new AirPod Pros are comparable to $2,199 headphones.

A comparison and explanation of my experiences with three different headphone options: AirPods ($199), AirPods Pro ($249), and the UE Lives ($2,199).

What Senior Developers Can Learn from Beginners

To grow and continue to succeed in the workplace, senior developers may still have a few things to learn from junior developers. This post discusses the many benefits that seniors can get from taking the time to mentor juniors and learn from them.
Time Zones, and Microsoft Office - Part 2

Time Zones, Windows, and Microsoft Office - Part 2

Listing and selecting time zones in Microsoft Access and Excel is not straight forward. In the previous article was shown how to retrieve the time zones of Windows. Here will be demonstrated how to create tables to store these and how to display and select a time zone in Microsoft Access and Excel.
Time Zones, Windows, and VBA - Part 1

Time Zones, Windows, and VBA - Part 1

Obtaining and using time zones in Windows is not simple. It involves API calls and reading the Registry. Some information is localised, and some is not. Here you will find a complete set of functions that wraps the difficult steps, eases common tasks, and helps when designing user interfaces.
A Free and Effortless Way to Save Money -

A Free and Effortless Way to Save Money

A short review of a browser extension that effortlessly saves you money at participating online stores, like Amazon, Microsoft, and many others.

Introduction to Business Continuity Management (BCM)

Business continuity management (BCM) is a framework for identifying an organization's risk of exposure to internal and external threats.
AUSkey replaced by myGovID and RAM by end of March 2020 -

AUSkey replaced by a myGovID and RAM by end of March 2020

The Australian Taxation Office has decided to stop the use of AUSkeys for business communications and transactions as of the end of March 2020. It's therefore important for all business owners to register for a new myGovID account. This article explains how to do it.

Common Technology Mistakes to Avoid

Regardless of the size of your organization, there are some common technology mistakes every business must avoid to not impede their ongoing success. These mistakes can lead to data loss or compromise, a lack of consumer trust, and may mean that your business loses out to the competition.

Common Problems IT Professionals Face

IT professionals are facing a new era of challenges. As the digital transformation continues to take shape, these problems will evolve with the IT industry for the foreseeable future. The following article looks at some of the most common problems facing the IT sector today.
Sample Title Case Conversion

Exclude words when converting to "Title Case" - AutoHotkey Script

In a recent question here at Experts Exchange, a member wants to enhance an AutoHotkey script that performs "Title Case" conversion. The enhancement is to allow specification of words that are excluded from the capitalization (conjunctions and prepositions). This article presents such a solution.
Kofax PaperPort Professional

Free in-place upgrade of Nuance PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Kofax PaperPort Professional 14.7

Earlier this year, Kofax acquired Nuance's Document Imaging Division, which included PaperPort. Kofax recently released the first version of PaperPort under its stewardship — V14.7. This article explains Kofax's method for upgrading from PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Professional 14.7 at no cost.

Catch-All Account on O365

How to create a "CatchAll" mailbox account using a Shared O365 mailbox and a "Dynamic Distribution Lists" to exclude the internal results.
Internet Forums - Where Focused Interest is Shared

Internet Forums, Where Focused Interest is shared.

Forums on the internet are sites that provide a place for those who have an interest in a specific topic to meetup virtually to share in their passion with others around the world that also have such an interest.
MAC Addresses

MAC addresses in Access and Excel

The block of six octets of a MAC address represents a lot of challenges when it comes to reading, formatting, parsing, validation, and lookup of vendor information. The functions presented here let you read, generate, format, store, list, and report MAC addresses and derived BSSIDs for most tasks.

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