SalesForce, Microsoft, and Twitter have all extended their work from home policies either indefinitely or for the remainder of the year. To say that housing is expensive in the Bay Area would be an understatement. Frank ponders what will happen to the real estate market if you only go to the office once or twice a week? Or not at all?Why spend money to be near a place you no longer go to daily?

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By now, you have surely used a video conferencing tool like Teams or Zoom that has automatic background replacement to hide your messy home office from colleagues and customers.

Also by now, you have likely noticed that the technology is still a little rough, or fuzzy, around the edges.

Two Minute Papers explores some revolutionary research that can take this to the next level of believability with a closer look at the  paper  “Background Matting: The World is Your Green Screen.”

I’ve been a fan of OneNote since I was a Tablet PC MVP, which was quite a long time ago.

However, I never feel like I’m getting the maximum benefit from the tool.

Leila Gharani share her top OneNote productivity tips.

Most of us take notes in some way or another – on a piece of paper, in a notebook, or with some app. But are your notes always readily available when you need them? And more importantly, can you easily find a specific note you’re looking for?

I tried a lot of note-taking systems in the past and I can’t tell you how many great ideas were lost over the years because I just couldn’t find the piece of paper anymore, I scribbled some notes on. It wasn’t until I found a way to use Microsoft OneNote effectively that it changed for the better. Many people don’t know that OneNote is much more than just a digital notebook.

In this OneNote tutorial (in 2020), I explore how you can take full advantage of OneNote, and share my 5 personal OneNote tips and tricks on how you can become more organized.   

Time index:

  • 01:46 Use Hierarchies to Get Organized
  • 04:37 Use Tags to Find What You Need
  • 07:04 Capture Ideas Anywhere With Sticky Notes
  • 08:23 Extract Text From Images
  • 09:35 Focus With Immersive Reader
  • 11:04 Additional features in OneNote you may find helpful (Ink to Shape, Ink to Text, Ink to Math)

AzUrlShortener is an open source, budget-friendly URL shortener you can deploy directly from GitHub with one click into your Azure subscription.

In this episode, Frank Boucher joins Scott Hanselman to explain how to get it, why it’s inexpensive, and explores the source code.     

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