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Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1

Posted by Darren on April 22nd, 2014 / No comments

This latest update to Windows Phone is not generally available yet, so most users will need to wait until their networks push out the update. If you’re interested in grabbing it now, you can do so via the Windows Phone … [more]

Camberley Express

All aboard the Camberley Express

Posted by Darren on February 28th, 2014 / 5 comments

Sitting on the train to Farnborough this evening I felt compelled to put fingers to keyboard while I was ‘in the mood’ for it. “Farnborough?” you may ask… but I live in Camberley. Okay, this is what it’s all about.… [more]

Power BI

Power BI app for Windows 8.1

Posted by Darren on February 27th, 2014 / 1 comment

In late December I blogged about the Power Query add-in for Excel 2013, and mentioned that Excel is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for Business Intelligence. BI in general is very much a hot topic in customer conversations. Power … [more]

Microsoft Project Siena

Microsoft Project Siena

Posted by Darren on February 19th, 2014 / 4 comments

Most Windows 8 (or 8.1) users would look at the apps on their start screen and assume that they couldn’t build one themselves. Many people would be wrong, as Microsoft’s Project Siena app sets out to help those people who’d … [more]

Super Calendar

Super Calendar for Windows Phone

Posted by Darren on February 18th, 2014 / No comments

Ever since the days of the Palm devices, developers have been coming up with better versions of the applications (‘apps’, as we call them these days) which are native to the devices. Many moons ago I remember acquiring a calendar … [more]

Excel 2013

Power Query for Excel 2013

Posted by Darren on December 30th, 2013 / No comments

If you have Office 2013 Professional (or Pro Plus, which is part of certain Office 365 offerings), you’ll be entitled to use a set of business intelligence add-ins for Excel 2013 which I refer to as the Power Tools. The … [more]

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Posted by Darren on December 27th, 2013 / No comments

Poor Mrs A, she does struggle for what to get me for Christmas. I’m generally not a wanty person. But not this year… although it would be unwise to mention the words ‘Xbox One’ in our house (that’s a story … [more]

Lenovo Helix

Lenovo Helix

Posted by Darren on December 21st, 2013 / 2 comments

A couple of weeks ago I was asked “if you were to choose a second computer, what would it be?”. Thinking this was just a casual survey question I didn’t really give it much thought and answered “I dunno, a … [more]

OneNote 2013

Updated OneNote app for Windows 8.1

Posted by Darren on November 28th, 2013 / No comments

I mentioned in a previous post that OneNote is the unsung hero of Microsoft Office. That post showed two renditions of OneNote – the ‘traditional’ Windows desktop application and the Windows 8 app for the modern UI formerly known as … [more]

Windows 8.1 apps

Improved Windows 8.1 apps

Posted by Darren on October 18th, 2013 / No comments

If you’ve upgraded to Windows 8.1 (the general availability code, not the preview) you’ll now be the happy owner of some updated ‘modern’ apps. Yes, modern apps, because we can’t use the Metro moniker any more and no-one came up … [more]