Just like all other Fridays, Microsoft released a new update (Build 15505.20000) for the Office Insiders in the Windows Beta Channel. This update is special because this is the first preview build of Office version 2208. The key highlight of this build is the inclusion of a new notification pane in the Outlook client, and a list of bug fixes mentioned below.

Last week, Microsoft PowerToys version 0.59.0 came out with several improvements that include native support to ARM64, Power Rename running on WinUI 3, Windows App SDK runtime 1.1.0, and more. Later, the company released PowerToys v0.59.1 which includes bug fixes related to FancyZone, PowerToys Run, and OOBE windows rendering, along with the support of Windows App SDK runtime 1.1.1.

 

A new version of Microsoft PowerToys is now available that pushed the build number to 0.60.0. According to the company, Microsoft PowerToys v0.60 is focused on stability and improvements. Here's the full changelog of this build.

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Microsoft releases an update for Windows Subsystem for Android™ on Windows 11. The latest update (version 2205.40000.14.0) is now rolling out to all Windows Insiders Channels but is currently limited to only U.S. users. This update includes several new updates as well as routine improvements to the platform and reliability, says Microsoft.

 

With this July 2022 update, you will find improvements to networking, an updated Settings app, AV1 codec support, and more! For a detailed list of changes, continue reading further.

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When looking to launch an experience management program, there are several things to keep in mind. A good survey tool is a top priority for any business looking to get into the feedback game. When you find the right tool to help you collect responses easily and analyze the data, then a small portion of your work is done. But then you would want the tool to help you ace your mission yet stay affordable and flexible.

 

Why I switched from SurveyMonkey to SurveySparrow

 

Why we decided to leave SurveyMonkey

The above lines summarize our experience with SurveyMonkey. While the online survey tool was mostly sufficient for our business needs, it did not exceed our expectations of an ideal platform.

 

To begin with, SurveyMonkey doesn’t offer a free trial to its users. While a free plan is available, it has its share of limitations.

 

 

Compared to other survey tools having almost the same features, SurveyMonkey is way overpriced. The tool tends to overwhelm its users with its pricey and cluttered features.

 

Considering the above factors, we started looking for SurveyMonkey alternatives. Within a short time, we switched from SurveyMonkey to SurveySparrow, and the journey’s been great! Get into SurveySparrow Vs. SurveyMonkey, shall we?

 

SurveySparrow - Your all-in-one Customer Experience Management Platform

 

Things we loved about SurveySparrrow

 

1. Intuitive Builder

SurveySparrow lets users create smart and beautiful surveys for any purpose and in any language. We found these things standing out inside the survey builder.

  • The experience management tool offers various survey types, including classic, chat, 360-degree feedback, NPS, and offline surveys.
  • Their 25+ question types range from Heatmap, Matrix, Multiple, and Picture Choice to Payment, Upload, and more.

  • In-built visualization logics like the Skip and Display logic provide the best end-user experience. Their latest choice-level logic is also a blessing.
  • Features like answer piping, voice transcription & sentiment analysis are sure to provide you with a seamless experience (You’ll definitely want to know more about them too!).
  • The major highlight - Highly customizable surveys that offer users the best choice of fonts, colors, themes, and more. The platform’s complete with the ability to set expressions and variables.
  • Multi-device compatibility of surveys is worth the mention here.

 

SurveySparrow - Your all-in-one Customer Experience Management Platform

 

2. Customizable dashboards

SurveySparrow’s exclusive and vibrant dashboards help users compare and correlate survey data quickly, helping organizations arrive at better decisions with much ease. Some dashboards we found interesting:

  • Executive Dashboard helps users visualize survey data effortlessly. Customizable widgets inside these dashboards help represent information in an appealing and efficient way.

  • Manager and Admin Dashboards inside their 360-degree feedback tool guide stakeholders in the right direction.
  • The available widgets include horizontal and vertical bar charts, stacked charts, donut charts, line charts, trend charts, word clouds, journey charts, and more.

 

 

3. 600+ ready-to-use templates

With these pre-designed templates, users can create surveys for any purpose in just a few clicks.

 

You’re free to create your own survey, right from scratch too! Keep these things in mind:

  • It comes in a one-question time format.
  • You’ll love the customization possibilities of the design elements in each template.
  • Also, survey templates are available for video surveys, chat, and classic forms.

 

SurveySparrow - Your all-in-one Customer Experience Management Platform

 

White-labeling

If you’re someone who believes in putting out things your brand’s way, then SurveySparrow is going to help you achieve that 100 percent! I’ll tell you how:

  • SurveySparrow’s Custom domain helps you remove SurveySparrow from your survey URL.
  • Their custom CSS will help you with the best survey customizations possible.
  • You also get to retain brand identity at different levels, including fonts, colors, logos, and whatnot.

 

 

5. Insightful reports

A pre-requisite for any survey tool! Their offerings on the reported side include:

  • You can create multiple reports using your survey responses and metrics.
  • The added ability to set different filter groups to view responses.
  • Add tags to responses and use filtering or prioritization or create workflows.

 

SurveySparrow - Your all-in-one Customer Experience Management Platform

 

6. 1500+ integrations

 

  • Advanced integrations through Zapier and native integrations, including Salesforce, Zendesk, MailChimp, Power BI, Microsoft Teams, HubSpot, and more.
  • These offer quick and convenient solutions to the users.

 

 

7. Ease of use

Being a no-code platform, this SurveyMonkey alternative is easy to use and helps with easy survey creation and analysis. What we loved with the platform:

  • Neatly arranged survey builder, which is easy to understand and use.
  • A clear landing page that guides users on their desired path.
  • The ability to preview surveys before rolling them out.
  • Help center, which includes articles on almost all features inside the platform.
  • A community that addresses user concerns.

 

 

What SurveySparrow does better than SurveyMonkey

Let me put it this way, SurveySparrow has the edge over SurveyMonkey when considering many factors. Here I’ve made a list of everything SurveySparrow does way better than SurveyMonkey.

 

A 14-day free trial

SurveySparrow’s 14-day free trial is your best chance to deep dive into the platform and explores all features, including the premium ones. This is huge when compared to SurveyMonkey’s basic free plan, where you get 10 questions and 100 responses for free. SurveySparrow doesn’t ask you for any credit card information. There are no hidden charges whatsoever.

 

SurveySparrow - Your all-in-one Customer Experience Management Platform

 

Easy on the pocket

SurveySparrow will cost you 50% less than SurveyMonkey, with various additional features and monthly billing plans. You can have a look at their pricing page (which has every detail, by the way) and see what I’m talking about.

 

A neat tool

Unlike SurveyMonkey, SurveySparrow has been designed so that users can find most of the tools (and question types) with as ease and as little guidance as possible. No clutter, easy navigation!

 

Customize your way to mirror your intent

Be it your survey or reports, SurveySparrow is well open to white labeling possibilities. Meanwhile, SurveyMonkey branding appears almost everywhere, and getting rid of it is a challenge despite being on a premium plan.

 

SurveySparrow - Your all-in-one Customer Experience Management Platform

 

Customer support, check!

SurveySparrow offers users round-the-clock technical support (live chat, email, and phone) apart from their help center and knowledge base. However, with SurveyMonkey, there is no phone support unless you’re on the platinum plan ( $1000+ per year). There’s not much satisfaction even when you consider their email support. SurveySparrow, hence, is one of the best SurveyMonkey competitors available!

 

When it comes to deciding on an online survey tool, choose wisely, and you’ll turn out to be nice to your audience. When making a switch, be sure to explore all the platform's features. Make it a point to explore SurveySparrow, and you’ll know why we made the switch.

 

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In this post, we will talk about a much-researched topic on the web. Namely, how to spy on WhatsApp and especially how to do it on two or more terminals at the same time.

 

This can be done thanks to the WhatsApp web feature. This functionality makes us use the same WhatsApp account on two different terminals. But it also allows us to access the WhatsApp of our girlfriend, friend, or whoever we want.

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Agility in business is defined as the characteristic which helps the company succeed in the long term. Agility in the business gives the organization a strategic approach imparting a first-mover advantage in the market.

 

This helps the company become more responsive towards achieving its objectives and thereby emerging as a successful business entity. Agility in business is defined not only by the leaders and the critical managerial personnel but also in the governance and environment that invigorate the stakeholders working in the organization.

 

All companies demand agility to increase customer demand and match the demand with their supply.

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You can soon have the ability to disable specific types of automatic data conversions in Microsoft Excel. With the latest insider update (Microsoft Office version 2207, Build 15427.20000), Microsoft previewed this feature with tons of fixes as listed below. If you are an Office Insider in the Windows Beta Channel, you would like to upgrade to this build to try it out before the general availability.

Microsoft releases a new update build for Windows 11 users. The latest Windows 11 Build 25151.1000 is now rolling out to the Windows Insiders who are in the Dev Channel. This build doesn't include any new features but adds plenty of improvements and bug fixes. Continue reading to know what has been changed in this build.

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Microsoft is continuously giving its effort to improving the Teams client experience in both desktop and web environments. In a recent blog post, the company introduced a few new features for Microsoft Teams on the web which are already part of the desktop client. Interested in learning the new features that have been added? Continue reading further.

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Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 11 users. The latest update comes as KB5016159 and is rolling out to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel as build 25145.101. This update is to test the servicing pipeline for builds in the Dev Channel, and hence includes all the features and fixes that were part of Windows 11 Build 25145.1000 released a few days ago.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft released a major update build for its Chromium-powered Edge browser. The latest update comes with build number 103.0.1264.37 and is now rolling out to all users under the stable release channel.

 

Being the first build of Microsoft Edge version 103, the latest update adds four new features to the browser that includes a certificate switcher, automatic profile switching, and improved security.

Microsoft releases a new Windows 11 build to the Windows Insiders in the Dev (Preview) Channel. The latest update comes as "Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145.1000", and contains plenty of new features and improvements along with several bug fixes.

 

One of the highlights of this build is the inclusion of "Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)", whereas the other is "OneDrive storage alert and subscription management in Settings". To know more about LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) in Windows 11, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft releases a new Windows 11 build to the Windows Insiders in the Dev (Preview) Channel. The latest update comes as "Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145.1000", and contains plenty of new features and improvements along with several bug fixes.

 

One of the highlights of this build is the inclusion of "OneDrive storage alert and subscription management in Settings", whereas the other is "Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)". To know more about this feature, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

We all use external storage devices like a USB mostly because of moving data from one device to another. USB flash drives are very common for their ease of use, portability, and additional storage they offer for a not-so-high price.

 

But at the same time, they are vulnerable to minor problems. One of the common USB errors is getting the message “please insert a disk into USB drive” when you plug it into the computer.

 

In this post, we will discuss how to fix this problem all by yourself, even if you’re not a tech geek. Let’s dive in!

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One of the most irritating experiences is learning that your hard drive containing important data is dead. A hard drive can die for a myriad of reasons including a damaged file system, corrupt firmware, IC malfunction, or faulty controller board.

 

Often, you hear a booming sound when you try to boot a computer with a dead drive. And soon after, the booting stops. It also makes your data stored on the drive virtually inaccessible.

 

Because of this, we will teach you how to recover data from a dead hard drive in its original condition. All you need to do is read the guide thoroughly to get the job done.

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Microsoft has asked all Windows users to update Windows immediately. In fact, Microsoft wants all Windows users around the world to install the latest security updates released this June. One of the reasons is that, according to the reports, the other versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems have already been hacked. As a result, Microsoft has warned those who are using Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows 11 to install the June update immediately.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft releases a new update for Windows 11 users on the Release Preview Channel. The latest update is rolling out as KB5014668 and has the build number 22000.776. With this update, Microsoft added four new improvements and a list of fixes.

 

One of the highlights of this build is the inclusion of the search highlights feature, which adds notable and interesting moments of what’s special about each day on your search dialog. For more information, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Last week, Microsoft PowerToys version 0.59.0 came out with several improvements that include native support to ARM64, Power Rename running on WinUI 3, Windows App SDK runtime 1.1.0, and more. Now, the company released a patch (v0.59.1) that fixes issues found in the previous version (v0.59.0).

 

The latest patch release of Microsoft PowerToys v0.59.1 includes bug fixes related to FancyZone, PowerToys Run, and OOBE windows rendering. This patch also includes Windows App SDK runtime 1.1.1 to have the latest fixes.

Published by on under Microsoft PowerToys | Microsoft Windows 11

Google has recently announced that it will be launching what it has called Assured Open Source Software via the Google Cloud. The assured software is what Google already uses internally; it has simply upgraded it and created a package it can release to the public. The company announced the release of the new software on its blog, stating that it should be available in the last quarter of 2022, at least in preview form.

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