Session in Vietnam on 22nd June @HCMC

This is a special announcement for readers in Vietnam. I am speaking at an event arranged by Softline. We are inviting CFO and CIO from the organizations to attend together. This way, it is much easier to explain the business as well as technical details of technology in a single session. For more information, please contact Ms. Ha Linh at softlineevent@skyaries.com  Tel: 0918 401 248 or (+848) 3899 2737 

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See you there!

Resize Email Images in Outlook

Outlook now has a new feature to compress ALL attached images in one go. Use Insert – Attachments option to add images. BEFORE sending the mail, open the File menu. You will see the new option. Choose the Resize large images when I send this mail option. Now all images will be compressed by reducing their size to 1024X768 or smaller. Aspect ratio will not be disturbed.

DO NOT use this option if you want to retain original resolution. If the mail bounces because the other person(s) cannot receive such large emails, put the files on some cloud storage (OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and send a link.

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This feature was released in May 2017. Depending upon the configuration decided by your Office 365 Administrator, you may receive this feature much later. You will get it instantly if you are on the Office Insider – Fast branch.

Surface Pro Aspect Ratios

Windows Display Settings dialog only lists the actual resolution. Ideally, they should also mention the aspect ratios as well. Never mind. Here are Surface Pro Aspect Ratios for your reference. Most of us nowadays need 16:9 resolution.

Surface Pro Aspect Ratios

Download Excel file containing ratios for all available resolutions.
The conversion formula is also included in the file.
Some weird looking aspect ratios are for backward compatibility.
For more details
read this Wikipedia article.

Productivity Session at CIO meet: Video

I recently spoke at the CIO Powerlist 2017 event which was attended by 100+ CIOs from India.  Watch my session video – 27 min.

Topics covered

  1. Office 365 Secure Score
  2. File storage best practices
  3. Skype FB best practices
  4. Better teamwork using Office 365 Groups
  5. Chat based collaboration using Office 365 Teams
  6. Team Task management using Planner
  7. When NOT to send a mail (because there is a better option available)
  8. Amazing data cleanup using Power Query
  9. Excel Forecasting – new feature
  10. Automated animation using Morph in PowerPoint
  11. Summary Zoom in PowerPoint