A Son is Born, Introducing Alvin LaForest

August 16, 2019

Several readers asked me to post an announcement with photos when my son was born, so here is an update, several months late… Rick LaForest and Kelly LaForest are happy to announce the birth of our son “Alvin”, officially named Albert Richard LaForest V (the fifth), who was born on April 22, 2019 at Victoria Read More

Taking Hiatus from Microsoft MVP Program

February 24, 2019

I have made the decision to step down from the Microsoft MVP Program this year. I will not be submitting any community contributions for the award renewal cycle. I recognize that I have not given back the volume or the quality of contributions to the community that I have in past years. It is clear Read More

OneNote Ctrl +G Keyboard Shortcut

Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Navigate in OneNote without Exiting Full Page View

August 18, 2018

I love stumbling upon keyboard shortcuts in my favourite Office programs. (There’s hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office so it’s easy to do. Kudos to whomever has memorized them all.)  Today while taking notes in Microsoft OneNote in Full Page View, I accidentally hit CTRL + G. To my delight the navigation pane popped Read More

How to Fix the Cannot Save as Draft Issue with a SharePoint Blog Site

July 23, 2018

I was recently working with someone who wanted an overview of SharePoint Blog Sites. We setup the SharePoint Blog Site in our sandbox site collection (where I was acting as Site Collection Administrator and they were acting as Full Control Site Owner). We quickly noticed that the “Save as Draft” button was disabled. While I am the Read More

How OneNote Page Version History Affects OneDrive Storage

June 14, 2018

Microsoft’s free email, Outlook.com, comes with 5 GB of free storage in the OneDrive. I am currently using 20 GB of my allotted 30 GB and was curious what was taking up so much space. (I am a lucky gal who has 30 GB for free from a previous promotion.) Fortunately there’s a fantastic tool in Read More

First Impressions of What’s New in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

June 8, 2018

Windows 10 April 2018 Update I installed the Windows 10 April 2018 Update today. The update took less than 10 minutes. Here are my first impressions. Out of the six new features, I prioritize them in the following order from most to least interesting/helpful:   #1 – Continue on PC What: Switch seamlessly from your phone to Read More

10 Random Useful Online Tools

May 28, 2018

These don’t really fit into a specific category like images and graphics or building websites resources, but I find myself pulling them out of my back pocket once in a while to complete a random task: My Favourite *Random* Online Tools: Bing Converter – Digital Storage – Convert Units – KB to MB – Because sometimes Read More

Six Free Useful Tools When Working with Websites

May 21, 2018

When working on websites, these are a few tools I like to keep in my toolkit: Internet Archive Wayback Machine – when you need a little time travel in your life. Website Crawler Tool and Google Sitemap Generator – free tool that crawls a website to produce summary list of internal and external links, errors, Read More

Top Three Paid Online Image and Icon Collections

May 14, 2018

These are my top three website that I visit when I when I have a few dollars in the budget for a special project to spend, I want to find stunning, creative, royalty-free stock photos and sharp, clever icons.   Top Three Paid Options: Font Awesome Pro – The paid version has 1,700 professional vector icons that Read More

Four Favourite Free Online Image and Icon Collections

May 7, 2018

These are my go-to four favourite online website that I visit when I am looking for an image, graphic, or icon to use when writing a blog posts or teaching a class: Four Fave Free Options: Pixabay – Over 1 million stock images that you can “copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for Read More

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