How to screen record in Windows 11

Screen record on Windows was one those features that always required the use of a third party solution, but now with a recent update on the built-in snipping tool you can easily record your screen and share it the way you want.

The snipping tool allows you to record full screen or a partial area or window on your computer but unfortunately it does capture the sound.

Screen Recording Windows11


How to open Windows 11 snipping tool using the Print Screen key

The Print Screen key allows users to take a screenshot of the current screen and save it to the clipboard, which can then be pasted into an image editing program or other application.

It has been a part of the Windows operating system since its early versions, it was first introduced in Windows 2.0 in 1987, and it has been a standard feature in all subsequent versions of Windows providing the same functionality over the last 35 years.

Open Windows 11 snipping tool using the Print Screen key


Reading corner: My Life at Apple and the Steve I Knew

This type of post is a first for me, I’ve never did a book review even though I’m a book addict and a book author. From now on, in this space you will find book reviews that somehow relate with technology, management or any other topic I’m into.

The first book review is about “My Life at Apple: And the Steve I Knew” a memoir written by John Couch, a former Apple executive that was employee number 54 and worked at the company for more than 20 years.

My life at Apple and the Steve I Knew


How to fix a broken headband on Surface Headphones

The original surface headphones were released in 2019, the same year I was awarded a Microsoft MVP and to celebrate the fact I bought ones for my self when I visited the Microsoft Campus in Seattle in March 2019.

They’ve worked without any issue for almost 4 years until the day the headband broke in half without a previous warning. Since the headphones had sentimental value and despite being broken into 2 pieces were still working, I’ve looked for a solution to fix them.

Surface Headphones fix broke headband


Install websites as PWA applications using Microsoft Edge

A progressive web application (PWA) is an application built and distributed using web technologies that is also able to take advantage of native operating system technologies.

The goal of PWAs is to provide a user experience similar to native applications, however these type of applications are easy to find and faster to install as you can do it directly from the browser.

Microsoft Edge PWA


Enable Windows Sandbox on Windows 11

Windows Sandbox is an isolated environment available in the Enterprise and Pro versions of Windows that allows you to test applications in a secure way without harming the main operating system.

Despite being available in these two versions of Windows, it does not come installed by default and to make use of it, first you need to install it by doing the following:

Windows 11 Sandbox


Learn how to use the clipboard history in Windows 11

For years we had to live with a Windows clipboard with no capacity to keep the history of the things we were copying, thankfully those days belong to the past and with Windows 11 you can easily access to a list of the latest copied data.

In this article you will learn how to activate the Windows history clipboard and also how to use a different combination of keys to paste information.

Windows 11 clipboard


How to create folders in the Windows 11 start menu

Microsoft is listening to the Windows Insiders feedback, and just released the possibility of creating folders in the Start menu to group applications.

At the moment of writing this feature is only available in the Windows Insider Dev channel in the Build 22557 but it should come to other channels and to the main distribution soon.

Windows 11 Start menu folders


How to get the Covid-19 certificate on a Samsung Galaxy watch

Depending on the country you are living or planning to visit, providing a proof of your Covid-19 vaccination might be a regular thing to do. This action becomes natural to access to public events, restaurants or even to be allowed to enter in a new country.

To speed up this process and to prevent you from carrying a piece of paper or reaching to your phone all the time on this article I’ll show you how you can easily get the certificate on your Samsung Galaxy watch.

Covid19 Certificate Samsung Galaxy watch


HANDS ON tek – 10 years anniversary

January 10, 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of HANDS ON tek, a blog that I started back in 2012 to write about technology and became a central repository for solutions and articles about Microsoft 365.

To celebrate this milestone, I’m offering 10 copies of my books during the next 10 days, If you would like to get a copy of Hands-On Microsoft Lists or Hands-On Microsoft Teams continue to read the post and fill out the form.


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.