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If you've started using Windows 10, then you've probably noticed that it comes with a lot of built-in apps. You can also download additional apps from the Windows Store. These apps can help you get the most out of your Windows 10 experience. Let's look at a few of the apps that come installed by default with Windows 10. 

  • Mail - The mail app supports Outlook, as well as many other existing email programs. You can connect all of your accounts in one place with this useful app.
  • Calendar - The calendar app lets you create as many calendars as you need to keep yourself organized. You can customize your calendar to make it suit your needs.
  • People - The People app is a hub for all of your contacts. You can add new people as well as connect your social accounts to import all of your current contacts. 
  • Weather - The Weather app uses your default location to give you an up to date weather forecast for your area. 
  • Alarms & Clock - This app lets you set alarms for important reminders, check other time zones, and set a timer or stopwach.
  • Photos - The photos app helps you organize and edit all of your photographs in one place. 

This is just a sampling of what Windows apps can do for you. To learn more about these apps, and how to install others, check out our Windows 10 Apps quick reference guide. 


Do you love our quick reference guides, but wish you could make a few changes? We can work with your organization to make our guides fit your specific needs. 

  • Add a Logo - We can add your company logo to our existing guides.
  • Custom Colors - We can replace existing colors on our guides to match your brand colors.
  • Custom Content - We can replace existing content with something that is more suited to your company needs.
  • Remove Content - We can remove a topic that you don't want covered. 
  • Your Software - If you need a guide for a program that you use, we can discuss creating one to suit your needs. 

We would love to talk with you about creating a customized guide to fit your specific needs. Some restrictions may apply, but we will do everything we can to create your unique product. 


Groups are communities of professionals in a particular sepcialty area or industry. You can join a relevant group and use that space to network, share information, or recieve professional advice. To search for a group, click on the Interest shortcut at the the top of your home page, and select Groups. In the Don't see what you're looking for? section, select Find a group, and enter a search term to find the type of group you're looking for. Click the Search button to search for groups related to that term. Click View to learn more about a group, or Join to request membership.

Once you're a member of a group, you can start a group discussion. This is a good way to ask for advice or to recieve valuable input from others in your industry. To start a group discussion, click the Interest shortcut at the top of your home page, and select groups. Select the group where you want to start the discussion, and enter your discussion in the space provided. Click General, Job, or Promotion to set the discussion type, and click Share.

Publisher 2013 gives you a lot of great ways to use pictures within your documents. To add a picture to your document, click on the Insert tab. From there you can choose to insert a picture from a file by clicking the Picture button, or you can click the Online Pictures button to select a picture from Office.com, Bing, or OneDrive. If you’re connected to Facebook or Flickr, you also have the option to choose a picture from those accounts. If you insert multiple pictures, they will appear in a column in the scratch area beside the publication.


To quickly switch pictures form the publication to the scratch space, select the first picture. Click the mountain icon that appears and drag it to the second picture. When the border glows pink, release your mouse button.


To use a picture as a background in your publication, right-click on the picture that you want to use, and select Apply to Background from the resulting menu. Click the fill button to set the whole picture as your publication’s background, or select Tile to set the picture in a tile pattern.

Have you ever sent an email, and then realized you forgot a key piece of information? Ot that you sent it to the wrong person? If the recipient is using the same version of IBM iNotes 9 mail, you can cancel the email. To cancel an email, click the Sent shortcut on the Navigator. Then, click Recall Message, and the Recall Message dialog box will open. From there you can decide if you want to cancel the message for all recipients, or just specific recipients. You can even recall the message after it has been read by checking the Recall the message even if it has been read box. Click the OK button twice to recall the message. 

OneNote is a great note taking tool that lets you keep all of your information in one place. You can organize your notes easily, and never have to worry about losing a note. Notebooks are the top level of OneNote organization. Sections are contained within notebooks, and pages are contained within sections and include your note information. You can also have subpages that contain additional information under a page.


One of the new features in OneNote 2013 is the ability to send content to OneNote from other Office programs. In the page you are working in, click the OneNote Tool on your taskbar, and select the content that you want to send. Then, click the Send to OneNote button on the OneNote Tool, and select a location to send the content. Click the OK button, and your content is on its way.


You also have the ability to send content from OneNote to other programs or formats. Open the page you wish to send. Then, click on the File tab, and click Send. From there you will select the format that you would like to use to send the information.