Technology Newsletter January 2015

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Technology Newsletter  January 2015


Welcome to the January edition of the brightstack technology newsletter! The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed of the latest technology news. We hope you will find this information useful and will help you to become more productive by getting the most value from your partnership with brightstack! For more information on any of these items please reach out to your account manager or call us at 212-812-9450 option 2.
Using OneNote
Microsoft OneNote is a great example of how the Cloud can make you more productive, provide access to your data from anywhere and allow you to bring your own device. I have used other applications, such as Evernote and Samsung S-Note, but hands down, OneNote is the best. There is no “save” button in OneNote, everything is automatically saved as it is entered. And, as it is saved, it syncs to all my devices. I am able to access my Diary, Planner and Meeting notes across all these devices:
· My Laptop
· Remote Desktop via OneNote application
· Samsung Galaxy S5
· Tablet
· Home PC via Web Interface

What makes it even more appealing to use all these devices is that I can handwrite notes on my tablet and the handwriting will appear in the OneNote Notebook on all my devices. If a device doesn’t allow me to write, I can type notes instead.

OneNote also allows me to:
Add a checkbox so I can cross off tasks once they are done.
Add a “tag” next to each tag.
Draw within a document.
Copy and paste from other documents.
Take a screenshot within any other application and automatically insert it into OneNote.
Print a document directly into OneNote.
Send a task in OneNote directly into Outlook.
Link my Outlook Calendar so I can take meeting notes within OneNote automatically.
Email pages from OneNote.
Share my Notebook with others on my team.

The best part? The application itself is free!

These are only some of the many benefits of OneNote. Please join us on Thursday, January 22 at 11:30 for a 30 minute live Online end user training on tips and tricks for OneNote. You can register here:

Microsoft's "Spartan" Browser

Details are leaking out regarding Microsoft's newest browser. Code name "Spartan", is looking to become Microsoft's answer to Chrome and Firefox.  With a all new UI similar to the for mentioned browsers, Spartan is looking to win more fans than Internet Explorer has.  This by no means is the end for IE.  The belief is that Spartan will be an app, compatible with Windows 10, while IE is still available for anyone that wants to continue using it.  This should allow Microsoft the ability to update the browser more quickly. 

According to a report by BGR, Spartan will include the voice command software Cortana, allowing users to use their voice for specific actions on Spartan, similar to Windows phones. BGR also reported that Spartan may possibly have a feature that involves splitting tab windows on to one screen.  Meaning that if you want to compare prices on a new phone or airline tickets, there will be an option to display 4 different windows on one screen, eliminating the need for clicking on each tab to view information separately.

Microsoft is expected to delve in to more details pertaining to Spartan and Windows 10 at the Windows 10 preview event January 22nd.
Where's the Best Place to Find a Tech. Job? It's not California.
Everyone thinks that the best state for jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math would be in Silicon Valley, but based off a recent study by WalletHub, Texas is the place to be.  WalletHub compiled data from across the country to see what states had the highest opportunity for STEM jobs, and the top two are in Texas.  Now this doesn't mean that there are no STEM job opportunities in Silicon Valley, it just means that there are more offers in Texas, with better adjusted wages when comparing cost of living. 

According to the Department of Commerce estimates, STEM professions will expand 1.7 times faster than non-STEM professions between 2008 to 2018.  The U.S government in 2012 also took the initiative to help boost STEM jobs over the next decade.

STEM jobs are some of the highest earning professions in the job market today.  With an average salary of $79,640, compared to non-STEM professions earning on average $46,440, according to the 2013 Bureau of Labor report.

STEM jobs will keep on expanding as we become more and more technology driven.  Meaning that if you have the know how in this extremely lucrative business, you should have no problem landing that perfect career in any of these cities listed. 
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