Farewell Lotus Park

Lotus ParkOn 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 …

What’s new in Office 2013

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 …

Checking out of Foursquare

PizzaioloI’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.…

Asus Nexus 7

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. …

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Surface with Windows RTSurface with Windows RTA 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 …

Lumia 920 photos

Kitchen Christmas treeKitchen Christmas treeFollowing 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 …

Nokia Lumia 920

Windows Phone 8 start screenYesterday 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 …

Excel 2013 – flash fill

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 …

Helpful apps in Outlook 2013

I’m pleased to be able to blog on this subject – the Outlook (indeed, Office) 2013 apps were something that showed up in presentations from fairly early iterations, but now I’ve actually experienced them. If you’re wondering who the people …