Lumia 640XL Upgraded to Windows 10

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Finally I upgraded my Lumia 640 XL OS to Windows 10 and I am loving it. Somehow I hate Android for many reason. That apart, I was eagerly waiting for this update/upgrade.

I read that it needed Update Adviser app on Lumia, hence I installed it. it checked for space and other prerequisites and started downloading update. I removed some apps, deleted maps and I was quickly ready for update.

Update went very smooth than expected. new experience is really very nice. Overall user interface, MS Apps and many more are new and exciting. I got many things which I wished for. Flashlight was one of them. Now I plan explore and write it here.

Upgraded to Windows 10

I was planning to upgrade my Lenovo Netbook to Dell Laptop in recent future. It had Windows 7. My needs were browsing, emails, MS Office and little bit of my experiments with various applications. There was no urgent need to move away from netbook.

Mean while, I bought Lumia 520 in 2013 and recently upgraded to Lumia 640 XL. I realized that I am on right path and very soon need devices which sync with each other to reduce data duplication. Windows OS was perfect solution and hence I decided to wait for Windows 10.

On 29th July evening, I started downloading Windows 10 Upgrade as I reserved it earlier. I could not download it overnight due to lower download speed at my home. Hence continued it on 31st. Finally, it downloaded everything and started upgrade process.

The upgrade process was very smooth and did not need technical knowledge at all. It got upgraded overnight and I logged in to my netbook early morning. I am loving the new experience. Now, I am waiting for my Lumia to get upgraded to Windows 10.

I hope, I will not change my devices now unless any hardware fails.

-Ashish

My Lumia 640 XL

Recently I bought Lumia 640 XL. I am just loving it. It has got all the features those I wished for. Bigger screen, front camera, Windows OS, flash, MS Office and Cortana.
It will be upgraded to Windows 10 by next weekend. I use it mainly for accessing my emails, reading and editing Office documents. I enjoy setting up reminders using Cortana. I use time as well as location based reminders.
Another feature I enjoy is offline maps and navigation. I use Hindi voice navigation and it is really nice.
Now I am little excited to explore Windows 10 features. Once I upgrade my phone and laptop to Windows 10. I will be just synching settings between these devices. Also want to try screen projection features on TV or monitor screens.

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Skip Weekends when filling dates in Excel

While using date function in Excel we come across dragging a cell to fill the cells with dates. As per standard for formula it drags and fills the cell with all dates. Most of the times, we do not need weekends in those cells. So how to remove those weekends?

It is very simple. Select a cell which has date and drag it. While dragging, you get an icon with row an columns. Click on the icon. It gives you options to fill the cell with. In the list shown, select Weekdays. This will fill the cells with only weekdays and skip weekends.

-Ashish

SharePoint Workflows

I am trying to understand how workflows work in SharePoint. I want some functionality like routes in ENOVIA. I want selective email alerts.
Currently SharePoint either floods my inbox or no emails. My requirement is that the list item creator should get alert about changes in list item and workflow members should get alerts when they get tasks.

– Ashish

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Political Views, Social Media and Me

These days it is becoming highly sensitive to express over internet. Its getting tracked. In a way it is really good. You cannot hide your entity on internet. But at the same time, I think this tracking is getting misused. Anyway, I am not a political leader to create a storm by expressing my views on social media like Twitter or Facebook.
Other side of this is, We all are spending a lot of time on internet using smart devices just to watch what others are doing. We are really wasting some valuable time which can be creatively used to do so many important things.

I hope things will change and all these ways to change society will be used in right way and at right time.