Use Presentation Mode to Get Focused

I often find myself struggling to concentrate on study time for my MCSE, however today I thought of a really good way to get focused using a feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7: Presentation Mode.


Designed for people using their laptops to give presentations and block out unwanted notifications, it also serves as a useful concentration tool.

Click on the projector icon reveals the information and settings for Presentation Mode:


As you can see, when Presentation Mode is enabled, it turns off notifications. This applies to Outlook email notifications and Windows Live Messenger alert notifications, and although it’s not mentioned, it sets your messenger status to Busy.


Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.