Have you ever tried determining the age of a person in a picture out of curiosity? We might be able to guess sometimes and we may sometimes not. Due to changes in lifestyle sometimes it is hard to determine the age. People who are in their 20’s, if they put on weight may appear to be in their 40’s and at the same time people in their 40’s 50’s or even 60’s, if they are able to maintain themselves may appear to be in their 30’s!
Now we have tools to determine just that. Amazon and Microsoft have come up with their own tools to determine the age. It uses facial recognition technology to do this. Both of them are free to use. For Amazon, you need to have an Amazon Web Service Account to check it out. Please keep in mind that when you are creating the account, it would ask for your credit card details and then it would charge you a $1. Note that this $1 is not essentially a charge per se but just to verify whether your credit card Information is valid, it is $1 hold.
One would not have to create an account with Microsoft in order to use their feature. The outputs of the two tools appear to be different with respect to the way they display their content. Microsoft tries to give a number which might be the possible age whereas Amazon gives a range which the person’s age might fall into.
Feel free to check them out!
Here are the links:
- Amazon https://console.aws.amazon.com/rekognition/home?region=us-east-1#/face-detection
- Microsoft http://how-old.net/
There may be times when your keyboard suddenly stops working and you don’t know what to do. It might have stopped for no reason at all. You might think that it might be a hardware Issue and that you would need to send it to the service center. Well, in most cases it can be fixed all by your self particularly if it is a software Issue.
All laptops and desktop computers come with a keyboard software. Sometimes for some reason the software might suddenly stop working for which you would have to uninstall the software. Don’t worry that you would have to load another software after that, upon restarting the laptop would automatically re-Install the software and in most cases it would work, it has at least worked for me 🙂 .
Here are the steps –
- On the Search , type Device Manager and click it.
- Then under View, click Show Hidden Devices.
- Then scroll down and expand the Keyboard tab, right click on the software and click Uninstall. Do this for all the entries under Keyboard.
- Restart your computer.
Now your keyboard should be functioning normally. 🙂
In order to Install Office 365 one would have to follow these steps-
- Login to the http://portal.office.com
- Then click on Install Office.
- After installing Office 365 , activate the Office suite using your Office 365 credentials.
The Installation time might vary from 20-30 minutes depending on your Internet connection. In order to check the status or the progress of the Installation, click on the tray icon that says Office 365.
I had written a blog about 3 months ago regarding Uninstalling Office 365. There is another way to do this which appears to be more efficient. All you have to do is click on this link . This would take you to a Microsoft Office page regarding Uninstalling Office 365. It would show 3 options, we are going to follow the 2nd option ie- Completely uninstall Office with the easy fix tool.
Click on the Download button and the tool would take care of the rest. This is a recommended method by the Microsoft Tech. Support Team and it would always make sense to follow this 🙂
SharePoint is the cloud sibling of the SharePoint family. It comes with your Office 365 Subscription. Microsoft Initially built SharePoint solely for on-premises but since the launch of SharePoint Server 2013, they have also come out with their cloud product.
The advantages of SharePoint Online is the end users get acquainted with the latest features from Microsoft. It is easier for Microsoft to release new features to the cloud rather than the On-Premise version. Hence, the cloud version gets newer features and updates before the On-Premises Version.
With SharePoint Online and Office 365, Microsoft has created a new view or look for SharePoint itself. It translates to the entire SharePoint Online Infrastructure. There have been changes to the appearance of Items in the Menus and some of the menus which were quite prominent in the On-Premises version is not there. They have tried to make use of the Office 365 ribbon and have tried to transfer most of the functionality over there.
If a user is not comfortable with the the new look, he can switch over to the old view at any point of time. There is a link at the bottom left hand corner which says “Switch to Classic view”. There is a perceptible difference in the appearance of the old and new view, just to give you an Idea here is the view of a Document Library. This is a view from the New look
And this is the old view
See the difference? The old view has a menu for the library which Includes difference functionality which is not there in the new view. So if you happen to be in the old view and want to come back to the new view, simply close your browser and open it again, this would delete the cookies associated with the old view.
Information Architecture deals with how Information in SharePoint is presented to the End Users. The goal of an Information Architect is to design and present Information in a way that it is easily accessible to the end users. They should be able to search for the Items that they are looking for.
Navigation is one of the aspects of Information Architecture. The Architect can control the way how the user maneuvers over the site. Another point while considering developing a good architecture is that it should be easily managed. After the process of Installation and migration, the IT department has to be in charge of the Intranet and it would make their lives better if it is easily manageable.
Organizing content is the next part of Information Architecture. Some content maybe sensitive and needs to be placed in a specific location of a site and some content should be displayed publicly among all users. The Architect needs to work with the Compliance Team of the company in order to find the requirements regarding organization of documents.
Folders are a good way to store files and documents but with SharePoint 2016 this is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Now the trend is to use metadata to tag documents. Metadata radically improves the search capabilities of SharePoint. Once documents are tagged they would appear in the Search Results based on the tag. And through metadata there is the ability to connect or link disparate sites. For Example you might be in the HR site collection, but through metadata you could also get results from other site collections as well. And another good thing about metadata is it eliminates redundancy in terms of document creation. With metadata, you wont have documents in two different site collections with the same file names.
Information Architecture is all about creating or design a proper structure and then organizing the content in a way so that end users can easily access them.
If we have to create a new personal email ID, the first thing which we have to do is create a unique username firstname.lastname@example.org. Nowadays, it is actually not possible to get the email ID we want because of the high number of users using services like Gmail. It’s very likely you would have people with the same first name and last name, so once you try to create an Email ID with that, it would say that it is not available.
For Companies, this is not the case. The company has it’s own email domain and it has the freedom to create the username of an email ID in whichever way it wants. Companies normally follow a naming policy in creating new email accounts for employees. For Example you might have a policy which says to use the first letter of the First Name and the last letter of the Last Name. Suppose we have a new employee whose name is Jacob Peterson. Following this policy his email ID would be email@example.com . Let’s say he leaves the company after 3 or 4 months and later we have a new employee whose name is Jim Phillips. So, following the policy the Exchange admin would create the email ID as firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, this is not a problem since Jacob has left the organization and there would be no conflict.
Outlook has unfortunately a good memory and it will not forget people easily! Even though the person has left the company, Outlook would still keep him in his list. Outlook has a feature called AutoComplete. This gives an End user the ability to add an email address in the address field just by typing a couple of letters. The autocomplete feature maps the name with the email ID. So if you had an employee say Robert Stevens, you could type certain letters like R, O, B and it would show up in the auto complete list. Once you select the name, Instead of showing email@example.com, it would show Robert Stevens.
Now because of this mapping, Outlook would be confused whether to stick with the original mapping firstname.lastname@example.org – Jacob Peterson or establish a new mapping email@example.com- Jim Phillips. And when we try to send an email with the address firstname.lastname@example.org, it might not get delivered since it uses the old mapping. We might get a message which would appear to be something like this
Your message to IMCEAEX-_O=EXCHANGELABS_OU=EXCHANGE+20ADMINISTRATIVE+20GROUP+20+28FYDIBOHF23SPDLT+29_CN=RECIPIENTS_CN=BC4DAF7E25554088B2BD07D11737E949-JP@namprd03.prod.outlook.com couldn’t be delivered.
Your email program is using outdated address information for IMCEAEX-_O=EXCHANGELABS_OU=EXCHANGE+20ADMINISTRATIVE+20GROUP+20+28FYDIBOHF23SPDLT+29_CN=RECIPIENTS_CN=BC4DAF7E25554088B2BD07D11737E949-JP@namprd03.prod.outlook.com.
IMCEAEX-_O=EXCHANGEL. . .
Outdated To address
So, in order to resolve this we need to remove Jacob Peterson from the Auto Complete List. In order to do that one would have to follow these steps-
Steps to remove an entry from an Auto Complete List
- Open a New Email Message
- On the To Field, Type James
- Scroll down to the entry “Jim Phillips” and hit the Delete button.
Now, we have essentially removed the person from the memory of Outlook and Outlook would then map email@example.com with Jim Phillips.
Please note that in normal scenarios, Outlook should be able to resolve this normally. But as you all know Outlook is prone to Issues, so sometimes it doesn’t do it automatically.