How the Snipping Tool on Windows Made OCR Easier Than Ever

OCR, or optical character recognition, is the process of converting images of text into editable and searchable digital text. I still remember the first time I used OCR in the nineties, when I got my first scanner. It was the coolest thing on earth, at a time before the democratization of the internet and when virtual encyclopedias like Encarta were not easily accessible.

This meant that me and my school mates often went to the library, digitized pages and pages of books to do our assignments instead of manually typing a copy of the book. I doubt that we learned much about history using this high-tech method back then, but the experience of converting text from paper into something digital was out of this world.

Fast forward to 2024, and OCR technology has improved by leaps and bounds. You don’t need a scanner or a separate software to use OCR anymore, you can do it with a simple tool that comes with Windows: the Snipping Tool.

OCR Snipping Tool on Windows


How to Add Microsoft Clarity to Power Pages

In this blog post, you will learn how to integrate Microsoft Clarity with your Power Pages projects, and how to leverage its features to understand your website performance and user behavior.

Tracking how users interact with your website is crucial for improving your website experience and conversion. With Power Pages and Microsoft Clarity, you can make data-driven decisions and avoid guessing what works and what doesn’t on your website.

Add Microsoft Clarity to Power Pages


How to take a full page screenshot using Microsoft Edge

Have you ever wanted to capture the entire content of a web page, not just the visible part? Or maybe you need to crop a specific area of the site for your presentation or report? If you are using Microsoft Edge as your browser, you can do both of these tasks easily with a built-in feature that lets you take screenshots of web pages.

Mirosoft Edge print screen


What’s new for Copilot – January 2024

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of Microsoft Copilot Monthly Updates. This is a new series of blog posts that I will be writing to keep you informed about everything new and exciting related to Microsoft Copilot, the AI-powered assistant that helps you being more productive.

To help you get the most out of Microsoft Copilot, I will be sharing with you the latest updates every month, curating the information from the Microsoft 365 message center, the Microsoft roadmap, and various blog posts made by Microsoft and the community.


How I turned my old iPad into a stunning photo frame with iFramix

Do you have an old iPad lying around in your drawer, collecting dust? If you do, you’re not alone. Millions of iPads are discarded every year, contributing to the growing problem of e-waste pollution. But what if I told you that you can give your old iPad a new purpose, and enjoy your photos in a whole new way using eco-friendly iFramix solution?

I’ve always been a fan of Apple products, and I bought my first iPad years ago. It was a stunning device that served me well for many years, but eventually it became outdated and slow. I couldn’t use most of the apps, and the battery life was terrible. I didn’t want to throw it away, because what I invested in it, and it still had some sentimental value. But I also didn’t know what to do with it, so I just kept it in a drawer, hoping that one day I would find a use for it.

Iframix for old iPad devices


Celebrating 12 Years of HANDS ON tek

Hello, dear readers! Today is a very special day for me and for this blog. It’s the 12th anniversary of HANDS ON tek, the blog that started as my resume and became a passion project. In this post, I want to share with you the story of how this blog was born, what I learned along the way, and what are my plans for the future.

Hands-On tek 12 Anniversary


I am a Tech Trailblazer Award Finalist at the ESPC Inspire Awards 2023!

I am thrilled to share with you that I have been nominated for the Tech Trailblazer Award at the ESPC Inspire Awards 2023! This is a huge honor for me, and I am very grateful to the community for recognizing my work and passion.

The ESPC Inspire Awards are dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging remarkable talents, inspiring personalities, and those who drive positive change within our community. The awards cover nine distinct categories and the finalists for each category were nominated by the community and will be reviewed by an independent judging panel over the next couple of weeks. You can view the finalists for each category and find out more about the judging phase here.

ESPC Inspire Awards


How to run unsigned PowerShell scripts safely

PowerShell is a versatile scripting language that’s widely used in Windows environments for automating tasks and managing system configurations. However, by default, PowerShell restricts the execution of unsigned scripts for security reasons.

Have you encountered the error “ The file .ps1 is not digitally signed. You cannot run this script on the current system” while trying to run an unsigned PowerShell script?

How to run unsigned PowerShell scripts safely


I’m nominated for UK Community Awards as Modern Work Evangelist

I’ve been nominated for the UK Community Awards in the “Modern Work Evangelist” category. It’s an honor to be included in this list of nominees.

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, one thing remains constant: the power of community. It’s the relentless passion, shared knowledge, and collaborative spirit within a community that often propels individuals to achieve extraordinary feats. The Microsoft Community UK Spotlight and Recognition Awards is a testament to this very essence, celebrating those who have truly gone above and beyond, leaving an indelible mark in the Microsoft ecosystem.

UK Community Awards


How to turn on Bing Chat Enterprise

Microsoft just announced Bing Chat Enterprise at Microsoft Ignite, with these version, both user and business data are shielded from any leaks outside the organization, and it is guaranteed that your confidential data will not be used to train the model.

Right now, it’s in preview mode and comes free with Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium subscription, if you meet the requirements and want to start using it right away check out how to turn it on for your organization.

Bing Chat Enterprise


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.