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Retro typewriter
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What became of dadams.co.uk?

You may have noticed – or more likely you haven’t noticed – that the blogging on dadams.co.uk has almost completely dried up. Six years ago I was blogging two or three times a month, but since joining Microsoft the rate …

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Here at dadams.co.uk we’re always quick to bring the news of new tech… oh, hang on, the Amazon Echo has actually been available for more than two years. Okay, well, the Adams household acquired one about a month ago. We …

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FindTime for Outlook

One of my (many) major irritations with the whole calendar and scheduling business is receiving an invitation for a time-slot when I’m already busy. If said invitation is from an internal person this is utterly unforgiveable as my free / …

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Plantronics Voyager Focus UC

When I joined Microsoft nearly five years ago (wow, that’s gone quick) I was presented with a technology survival kit on my first day. A Lenovo laptop, a Windows Phone, and a set of Jabra wired headphones. The headphones were …

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Outlook 2016 modern attachments

Following on from the general blog post about Office 2016, this is the first of a few* which will focus on some specific features.

* Actual number to be decided.

We’re going to peak early, because the first of these …

Microsoft Office 2016

I’m sure most IT people were aware that Office 2016 shipped last week, but publically it didn’t arrive in much of a blaze of publicity. Certainly there was enough coverage in the computer press and online (well, most online I …

Medals from the three half marathons (Maidenhead, Windsor and Marlow).

(Half) marathon man

If you’re fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be one of my Facebook friends, you’ll probably be aware that a few times a week I post a map with a route marked out on it. And even the least technical of …

Ten great Windows 10 features

A few weeks ago, us Microsoft employees in the UK were invited to submit ‘ten great Windows 10 features’ in order to be in with a chance to win a Windows 10 goody bag. I was a lucky winner. I’ve …

Fitbit Charge

Last September I wrote about the Fitbit Flex and how it had worked for me in terms of losing weight and becoming more fit. Since I bought the Flex the Charge and the Surge models were released, but I considered …

TomTom Runner GPS watch

TomTom Runner GPS watch

Those of you who are my Facebook friends will know that I’ve lost a lot of weight over the past year, and converted myself from a couch potato to someone who runs 10 km a few times a week. I …

Katie Hopkins
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Why Katie Hopkins should shut her mouth

During the many years of dadams.co.uk I don’t think I have never used this site to launch an attack on someone… but now I’m suitably annoyed enough. I should also mention that I wrote most of this two months ago …

Microsoft Sway (preview)

Sway was announced back in October and made available as a limited invitation-only preview. Since then it’s been opened up for general access, and (important for this blog post) I’ve found some time to have a look at it. But …

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