Leadership – Motivating employees after layoffs

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The Harvard Business Review shares 4 key leadership techniques are shared in depth in this excellent article: https://hbr.org/2020/05/how-to-support-your-remaining-employees-after-a-layoff 1. Remember that work and life are interconnected — Coworkers can become some of our closest friends … Losing a coworker to a layoff evokes feelings of grief, guilt, anger, uncertainty, denial, regret, and so much more. […]

IT Management – New Work from Home designs and planning

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The virus pandemic created an emergency rush for “work from home” (WFH) setup & adaptation for employees. And overall most WFH migrations have been highly successful.  And as the world re-opens safely & cautiously in months ahead — new designs, controls, and leadership are needed as many will continue on WFH basis.  This excellent article […]

GDPR – Privacy progress after 1st two years

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Progress in privacy protection is central theme of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.  GDPR is evaluated on it’s 2nd anniversary: https://www.eweek.com/security/two-years-in-it-thought-leaders-evaluate-gdpr-s-impact It’s been exactly two years since the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was put into force by the European Union on May 25, 2018.   eWEEK has covered the genesis, institution and passage of this […]

Microsoft 365 – Enterprise Licensing optimization May 2020

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As the use of Microsoft 365 expands in business world, some valuable licensing optimization guidelines are shared in article by eWeek: https://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/how-to-reevaluate-microsoft-365-licenses-for-your-enterprise How to Re-evaluate Microsoft 365 Licenses for Your Enterprise — By following these five points for proper management of M365 licenses, organizations will save money and boost ROI. This is a powerful survival […]

Windows 10 v2004 – Removed features from past versions

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GHacks shares informative summary of features removed in Windows 10 version 2004. https://www.ghacks.net/2020/05/30/removed-deprecated-windows-10-2004/ Here is the list of features that got removed and deprecated in Windows 10 version 2004. 1. Cortana integration — Cortana is not gone but the native integration of Cortana has been removed. It is replaced by a Microsoft Store application that […]

Microsoft MSN – Increased Artificial Intelligence use May 2020

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https://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-business/microsoft-is-cutting-dozens-of-msn-news-production-workers-and-replacing-them-with-artificial-intelligence/ Microsoft won’t renew the contracts for dozens of news production contractors working at MSN and plans to use artificial intelligence to replace them, several people close to the situation confirmed on Friday. AI will replace the production work they’d been doing. That work includes using algorithms to identify trending news stories from dozens of […]

Apple – 13-inch MacBook Pro review May 2020

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Business Insider reviews Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro. It is designed for Mac users, who don’t want a huge laptop https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-macbook-pro-13-inch-2020-review Apple’s newest MacBook Pro is a smart option for Mac loyalists looking to replace their aging laptop with a machine that’s powerful and lightweight. But, as is typically the case with Apple products, it’s […]

Smartphone Security – Blocking unwanted calls May 2020

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Detailed techniques on “how to block” annoying calls and texts for Apple iPhone or Android smartphone systems are shared by PC Magazine: https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-block-a-number-on-your-smartphone There are all sorts of reasons to block a number: an ex who won’t stop calling, telemarketers who can’t take a hint, scammers, or an aunt who wants to see why you’re […]

Project Management – Disciplined Agile Mindset May 2020

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The latest IIL project management blog features a highly in-depth article for scum masters & others who use the Agile PM methodology   The Disciplined Agile Mindset https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/mindset/promises Principles of the Disciplined Agile mindset — This provides a philosophical foundation for business agility. The eight principles are are based on both lean and flow concepts: […]

Windows 10 – v2004 New Features and Early issues videos

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So far, I’ve had a reliable experience in updating my 1st WIN10 v1909 laptop to v2004.   I am only updating one device now — for early pilot testing to look for early application issues.   Any “early adopter” ADMIN or “power user” should be technically versed to work around issues.  When major releases appear, it is […]


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