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How to use Microsoft Power Automate to create simple email notifications

Simple automation in Windows 10 and Office 365 can be achieved with an online workflow service known as Microsoft Power Automate. Here is just one example.

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Long before Microsoft Windows 10, power users have been taking advantage of operating system scripting languages to run repetitive tasks. With the necessary knowhow, a little planning, and some mild coding, a user could automate mundane tasks and free their time for more important endeavors.

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Scripting languages still exist, of course, but modern systems have taken a step forward and made automation even simpler. For users of Windows 10 or Office 365, simple automation can best be achieved with an online workflow service known

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The two most hated programming languages among developers

Coding is intrinsic to the job of a developer, but find out what they really think about some of the most common languages.

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As more organizations turn to data analytics for optimizing operations, developer demand only heightens. Working with programming languages is embedded in the job, with Python, Java, and JavaScript being some of the most widely used. 

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While those languages might be popular among organizations, that does not mean they are the most loved by programmers themselves. Java and JavaScript were actually two of the least favored languages, according to professional developers. 

“This may be an unpopular opinion due to JavaScript’s immense popularity, but it’s often quite a mess to work with in reality,” said Jack Mannino, CEO of nVisium, an application security provider.  

“By design, JavaScript encourages anti-patterns such as the use of

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6 Zoom tips to improve your video conferences while telecommuting

These Zoom tutorials can help employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic have more productive video conferences.

With millions of people telecommuting from home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, meetings that were previously held in person have now been moved online–and lots of workers are now using Zoom, in particular. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced user of Zoom, these how-to tutorials will help you optimize your virtual meetings.

Working from home doesn’t mean you can’t meet with coworkers. Zoom is one of the ways you can stay in touch while apart. If you’re unsure of how to launch a Zoom meeting, follow these steps, and you’ll be chatting face-to-face in no time.


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Not everyone has a home office, so folks attending a video meeting might be in a bedroom, kitchen, or other space that all attendees can see when the

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Learn Python: Online training courses for beginning developers and coding experts

TechRepublic has partnered with top training providers to offer online courses, bootcamps, and master classes for Python, one of the most in-demand programming languages.

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The
Top Programming Languages 2019 list from IEEE Spectrum ranks Python
at the top of their list above Java, C, C++, R, JavaScript, C#, Matlab, Swift, and Go. According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 developer survey, Python is currently the fastest-growing programming language.

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And whether you’re new to the programming language or a long-time Python developer, there’s always more to learn. To help keep your Python development skills sharp, here are a list of online courses, bootcamps, and master classes from our very own TechRepublic Academy. And if you don’t see what you’re looking

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Pandemic could shift tech support industry to telecommuting

Support get complicated as employees work from home. COVID-19 is disrupting traditional support organizations, leading to explosive growth in remote IT work.

As employees move to remote work because of the coronavirus pandemic, the only way they can be supported is with remote tech support. Organizations built on a physical location model suddenly have a massive increase in demand, and may need to provide that support from their own home offices, where they may lack tools, policy, and procedure to be effective. These problems are not new, but they did quickly become a lot more relevant. Support.com has been working on solving them since the previous century, and they are hiring. I spoke with Rick Bloom, the company’s CEO, about the problem, where he sees the industry headed, and how IT can adapt.

Bloom started by getting broad—he talked about the call center industry. Most of us are familiar with

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5 Best Google Chrome Plugins For Business

These Chrome extensions, which include Zoom for GSuite and DocuSign, help stay workers organized, secure, and productive.

Google plugins are a shortcut to programs on Google Chrome plugin pages. When installed, they add a “plugins” button to the toolbar in the browser. When you click on the icon, it opens the plugins menu of third-party apps and Google Chrome extensions that let users access and tailor how they use the web. This is also where you can control Adobe Flash Player, enable and disable the flash player or allow and block Flash and other content for the current site with one click.
 
Here are five of the best Google Chrome plugins we found for business on Google to help you stay organized and be more productive.

Zoom for GSuite lets users schedule, join, manage, and customize meetings from mail and Google Calendar. Zoom Meetings provides HD video, audio, and content

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