With features like Live reactions, Microsoft aims at making meetings more inclusive and engaging. Users will be able to react during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Live reaction is a shared feature with PowerPoint Live Presentations, which allows audience members to provide instant feedback to the presenter. Microsoft also said that it will bring bringing PowerPoint Live Presentations to Teams in the future. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Teams gets AI-powered Together Mode, live reactions and a plethora of new features
Power of the crowd
In this unprecedented, locked-down reality, “Everybody in the world is now in a state of anxiety,” Driscoll says, which is the first of four stages in the “crisis development model.” After anxiety comes defensive behavior, then risk behavior (where the person may lose emotional or physical control). If people can recognize those stages in real-life situations, it makes them more likely to approach scenarios rationally, rather than emotionally. That means also having to cast aside judgments about the other person, such as considering them to be selfish. “We teach to avoid the power struggle at all costs, because it never goes well,” she says. “If you’re calm and consistent and empathetic, you will have a much better result than if you go in with guns blazing.” … [Read more...] about How to ask someone in public to put a mask on—while avoiding conflict (and droplets)
Early indications of a post-lockdown revival came from the September quarter numbers of Corporate India. Directionally, it is corroborated by the gross domestic product (GDP) data for Q2 FY21. Silencing the naysayers, the real GDP decline of 7.5 percent was much above the consensus forecast.The positive contribution of agriculture (YoY growth of 3.4 percent) was on expected lines. The surprises included: the marginal growth in manufacturing (0.6 percent), and the lower-than-expected decline in construction (at – 8.6 percent in Q2 against -50.3 percent in Q1) and the trade, hotels, transport and communication segments (decline of 15.6 percent in Q2 compared to 47 percent in Q1). … [Read more...] about Is the recovery here to surprise us quarter after quarter?
"Markets will first react to the GDP numbers next week. Besides, the auto sales numbers and upcoming RBI policy meet would be on their radar. We expect prevailing consolidation to continue in the index however there’ll be no shortage of trading opportunities in broader markets. Traders should maintain a “buy on dips” approach while keeping their focus on the selection of sectors and stocks," said Ajit Mishra, VP - Research, Religare Broking. … [Read more...] about NSE, BSE shut today on account of Gurunanak Jayanti
Avita is a relatively lesser-known name in the Indian laptop market, but their products are impressive for the price. This particular model offers a 14-inch screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is powered by AMD Ryzen 3 processor. You also get 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD for smooth performance. In addition to these specifications, the Avita Pura weighs just 1.34kg, has a USB Type-C port, up to 8 hours of battery life and comes with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. The only catch is that it runs Windows 10 Home in S mode that limits installing apps from Microsoft Store. … [Read more...] about WFH Tips: The best laptops priced under Rs 50,000