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When the going get’s tough call a Microsoft Partner

April 28, 2015


Microsoft often gets a hard time for its security and the confidence customers can have in its product. Recent comments in the press around the benefits of Open Source as a more secure and transparent option misses a critical component in the debate and evaluation criteria – Partnership and Structure. In my experience proprietary software […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1 – Are you serious!

March 12, 2014


Having now had the Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed since it was inadvertently leaked last week I can only hope that the version leaked is a Beta, a work in progress, in fact a VERY early work in progress if not Alpha. Headlining the attention Microsoft was giving to this Update was the meant to […]

Microsoft OneDrive, What’s in a name?

February 19, 2014


‘Microsoft launches OneDrive globally, with some freebies’. More on the freebie ‘Microsoft to give 100GB free OneDrive storage to early birds’. So it’s out with a big fanfare and more obfuscation for the humble consumer and business user alike as they get their heads around a name change and a few new bells and whistles […]

When it comes to PC’s 2013 says it takes two to Tango.

January 5, 2014


2013 was a year that resounded with harbingers postulating the demise of tech (the PC being the whipping boy) and the rise of tech (fondle’slabs with Apple iPad leading the charge predictably) as never before in a totally compromised digital ecosystem, the latter point coming as no surprise to those in the security industry and […]

Windows 8.1 – Loaded, aimed, fired …. miss!

October 19, 2013


Having been running Windows 8.1 RTM (‘Release to Market’ version) since it was available to partners over a month ago on both a multi-screen 27inch desktop rig and Windows Surface Pro. I guess I have been holding my breath hoping that the public release would somehow address the underwhelming enhancements and reverse a feeling that […]

Free Windows RT – A Future or not?

January 28, 2013


Windows RT officially launched alongside Windows 8 on October 26, 2012 with the Microsoft Surface device leading the pack of several Windows RT-powered devices from OEM partners. Despite the lack of clarity around the Windows RT v. Windows 8 versions, Windows RT has established a solid user base. It delivers to the mobile demands of […]

Windows 8 To Go Workspace Creation Guide

November 24, 2012


The following guide will allow you to configure a USB device that is Windows 8 To Go ‘Ready’. This guide is designed for users who are not yet running Windows 8, and whilst it can be followed if you are running Windows 8 IF you have Windows 8 Enterprise then a much simpler option is […]

Windows 8 Desktop Prioritisation Guide

November 20, 2012


As promised a guide to how you priorities the boot order to your conventional Windows desktop and return certain critical efficiency assets most notably the Start menu. Remembering that we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater so the following maintains 100% the Windows Modern UI in all its tiling glory. You […]

Microsoft leave the Control Freekery for the Fruitcakes

November 18, 2012


Demonstrating unwavering leadership, whether driven by necessity or not, Steve Ballmer has created a unique window of opportunity to redress some issues with Windows 8 reception into the marketplace. Steven Sinofsky President, Windows Division has gone from headline grabbing darling to departed Conspiracy theorists abound need little imagination as to why. As a Microsoft Partner […]

Windows 8 – ‘Virtually’ a Painless Transition

November 14, 2012


The advertising will have you believe it is the advent of a brave new world with the (not quiet all new) Windows 8 Operating System, the biggest change in desktop ‘Yardy, yady, ya’…. What follows is by no means exhaustive in detail, and assume a modest degree of comfort configuring PC’s. There are more detailed tutorials covering many […]