Save as you go. If ever there was a golden rule of working with computers, this is it. Anyone who has ever worked on a document before losing their progress to an application crash or power cut knows only too well the dangers of not saving your work. So the introduction of Auto Save in Office seems to be, on the face of it, an absolute gem. But how does it work and what if you need to turn it off?
Windows Hello allows you to unlock your PC or Laptop using a PIN instead of a password, or if you have biometric inputs, facial recognition or a fingerprint. This is considered more secure than a password, even though it’s less complex, because it’s unique to the device you are using, and doesn’t leave the device to be authenticated somewhere else.
Universal print is a way to deploy printers in your organisation without the need to have a dedicated print server in your office. If you have printers in the cloud managed through Universal Print, adding a new printer is easy.
Over time, you may start to build up a nice set of Auto Correct customisations and shortcuts in Office on your PC. If you are setting yourself up on a new PC, or perhaps even just a new profile for a PC migration (for example from a Server Domain to Microsoft 365 Azure AD) then you’ll want to take any customisations you have made with you.
Most modern applications work with 2 Factor Authentication, but some older (or, ‘legacy’) applications do not support this modern sign in method. Instead, if you need to connect one of these applications to your Microsoft 365 account, you will need to use a specially generated password called an ‘App Password’
Running out of space on your PC used to be a chore. Finding where all those hidden files were and deleting them, particularly if they related to Windows Updates, wasn’t always easy. Now that Solid State disks are commonly installed and tend to be smaller (because they are more expensive) they may fill up quickly especially if you store a lot of images, videos and (less of a problem these days with streaming) music.
You can sync your OneDrive or SharePoint libraries to your PC, which can be really useful for accessing items in the familiar way using Explorer. It’s also great if you ever work offline and need your files available; you can sync them in advance, work offline, then they’ll sync back when you reconnect. But, over time, these files start to take up valuable space on your PC.