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Lotus Park

Farewell Lotus Park

Posted by Darren on February 22nd, 2013 / 22 comments

On the 26th of November 1991 I started my employment with Lotus Development Corporation. Initially I worked in the Customer Support team, supporting Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony. After a couple of years I joined the Corporate Sales team as a … [more]

Outlook 2013

What’s new in Outlook 2013

Posted by Darren on February 20th, 2013 / No comments

Having said that I’ll cover off the new features in Outlook 2013, I realised that I’d already written about some of them (available via this blog’s Outlook tag). Nevertheless, here’s a quick run-through of some of the new features.… [more]

Office 2013

What’s new in Office 2013

Posted by Darren on February 20th, 2013 / 2 comments

Sometime very soon (not sure of the exact date) Microsoft Office 2013 will be made generally available. Certain customers will have already had access to the code, but by “generally available” I mean everyone and also through Office 365. As … [more]

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT, take 2

Posted by Darren on January 2nd, 2013 / No comments

Following my previous post about Surface RT, Lars Olufsen (@olufsphere) asked why most posts about the Surface were trying to address excuses about its shortcomings rather than the device’s wow factor. This left me considering a few things. Firstly, … [more]

Foursquare

Checking out of Foursquare

Posted by Darren on January 2nd, 2013 / 1 comment

I’ve never been one for new year resolutions. Every year I say to myself that I’ll eat better, cut down on sugar in my tea, crisps, cakes and chocolate, and exercise more, but it usually lasts about half a day.… [more]

Android logo

Asus Nexus 7

Posted by Darren on December 31st, 2012 / 7 comments

Here’s something that may surprise you. I’m not the guy who has everything, but I don’t really want for much (other than some spare time and a worry-free life). So the current Mrs Adams always faces a problem at Christmas. … [more]

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Posted by Darren on December 28th, 2012 / 4 comments

A couple of weeks ago, along with several hundred other Microsoft UK employees, I received a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT (bit of a mouthful, so I’ll refer to it as the Surface RT)… a nice early Christmas present for … [more]

Missie

Lumia 920 photos

Posted by Darren on December 19th, 2012 / No comments

Following on from the brief review of the Lumia 920, here’s a quick couple of photos. Click on the small images to see the larger versions.

The first photo was taken in the kitchen with no light other than the … [more]

Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 920

Posted by Darren on December 18th, 2012 / 2 comments

Yesterday was quite an eventful day. A while ago Microsoft employees were promised three things… a Surface device, a Windows Phone 8 device, and a new Windows 8-certified laptop.

It came to pass that two of these were dished out … [more]

Excel 2013

Excel 2013 – flash fill

Posted by Darren on November 27th, 2012 / 4 comments

Office 2013 offers a new look ‘n’ feel, improved integration with SharePoint, and a new cloud-based deployment model – but one of the other key aspects is ease-of-use… making some of those common tasks easier to accomplish. After demoing Excel … [more]