In This Issue: Spring has Sprung! | Microsoft 365 Updates | News to Start Your Day
It’s time to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping because today is National Walking Day! Lace up your favorite shoes, grab your water, and head on out for a walk (or run) outside!
The CK Daily – Spring has Sprung!
“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” -Gustav Mahler
Since Spring has sprung, I have been more inclined to spend loads of time outside. I’m not sure if it is due to the weather or the fact that things are slowly getting back to normal since the start of the pandemic.
I plan to start taking daily walks around my neighborhood and planting my garden soon. I typically plant cherry tomatoes and herbs but since I am feeling ambitious this year, I think I want to add to my garden. Zucchini, squash, and bell peppers are on my list this year to see if my thumb is as green as I think it is.
What are some activities you plan to start since the flowers have bloomed?
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Today’s product spotlight is the Cisco SFP-10G-SR module! This module gives you a wide variety of 1 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for your data canter, enterprise wiring closet, and service provider transport applications. This module boasts a variety of features and benefits, including being the industry’s smallest form factor, which results in the greatest density per chassis. The SFP-10G-SR is hot-swappable and can be switched out with ease, making upgrades and maintenance easy!
This week, the Cisco SFP-10G-SR is on sale! Head on over to our Deals of the Week page for 10% off!
Microsoft 365 Office – App Updates
If you’re a Microsoft 365 user, you’ve probably seen recent updates put in place in order to improve your Office features. Staying on top of these changes can be tough, so let’s review some of the updates:
- Get meeting suggestions when you search for a person. When you type a person’s name in the Microsoft Outlook search box, the most relevant email containing calendar invites will be included with the search result suggestions.
- Every meeting online. Update your calendar settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option.
- End meetings early or start late. You can now have Outlook end your meetings a few minutes early or start late. This can help you build in travel time between meetings. You can choose a different duration for meetings under one hour and meetings over one hour. Select File> Options> Calendar> Calendar Options Check the “Shorten Appointments and Meetings” checkbox and select “End Early” or “Start Late.”
- Natural Language Search in Outlook. With Natural Language in search, you simply type the way you would ask a question/statement – no fancy syntax is needed. Selected the Search box at the top of Outlook, and use your own naturally formed queries.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,869,253 active COVID cases, 24,122,221 have recovered and there have been 570,264 deaths.
- The United Parcel Service announced it has agreed to purchase 10 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Beta Technologies. The package delivery giant will test the eVTOLs for use in its Express Air delivery network, focusing on small and medium markets.
- The “Pac-Man 99” battle royale will launch today on the Nintendo Switch! 99 players will battle until the field is winnowed down to only one winner.
- SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship moved on Monday to make way for the next Dragon capsule set to arrive on April 22nd bringing four more astronauts to the space station. The spaceship undocked from the International Space Station and maneuvered to a different port.
- Are you a Stranger Things fan? Gaten Matarazzo, in a recent interview, hinted at what to expect from the fourth season! Watch the interview here!