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8 things about windows 8: living in metro
I’ve been running Windows 8 for well over 6 months as my production operating system, but the funny thing is you wouldn’t normally notice unless you asked “where’s the Windows logo in the lower left hand corner?” and that is because I spend a lot of time in desktop applications today. My primary...
13 Jul 2012
free upgrade for skydrive to 25 gigabytes!
I’ve been using SkyDrive for a long time. Microsoft will begin to charge for more than 7 gb (I am currently using about 300 mb), but if you log into your account, you can request the 25 gb for free! This might not be important today, but the more I use, it will be nice to have that 18 gb...
23 Apr 2012
full operating system vs mobile operating system
3:50 pm it’s been less than 24 hours since i memorized the dvorak keyboard and i’m no speed demon as this post will attest to… 3:54 pm but what the four minutes of trying to remember where the colon is on the dvorak layout (it’s where the shift + z should be!), another powerful reason for a full operating...
29 Mar 2011
25 apps for christmas–office, itunes and zune
no list of applications would be complete without microsoft office. i have always used this on windows and had a chance to check out office 2004, 2008 and 2011 on the mac. the latest versions of office (2010 for the pc and windows phone, 2011 for the mac and the web versions of office from...
25 Dec 2010
25 apps for christmas–windows live mesh 2011
ever since live mesh was shown to employees in 2008 by ray ozzie i have been a huge fan. this christmas there is a released version for both windows and the mac os . i’ll add some screen shots shortly, but this is one application i’ve become especially found of using because it’s not just...
6 Dec 2010
i came across this blog called workshifting and have found a number of the posts thought provoking. the first time i found it i wasn’t certain what workshifting was (they list “anywhere is my office” and “what we used to call telecommuting” as explanations) but liked the...
10 Aug 2010
sunday posts for everyone: multiple computers
between work and home i’ve got enough computers that i often lose track of what computer has what software on it (or even more importantly, what computer has what document, pictures, videos or music on it) and making certain it’s available from whatever computer i happen to be working on or using at...
9 May 2010
office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays (on a friday)
today i’m going to share my office live story and a link to a bunch of office content. christian maulsby gave a great presentation at cwug (chicago windows user group) last night on office live and how he uses it professionally. great session christian! my story starts a couple years...
18 Mar 2010
windows 7 wednesday tip: running windows live messenger in windows vista compatibility mode
thanks to windows weekly and paul thurrott for this tip – you may have noticed that the windows live essentials version of messenger runs on your taskbar with an integrated notification on windows 7 instead of over in the notification area. well, there is a way to change that. windows live messenger...
24 Feb 2010
sam’s presentation @sitconference
on saturday my son sam and i attended the 10th annual sit conference (students involved with technology) – it was a well attended event and sam gave a presentation on speech and touch capabilities on microsoft windows computers and in a ford vehicle equipped with microsoft sync. sam’s presentation...
21 Feb 2010
keeping your kids safe online – windows live family safety and windows 7 parental controls
last month i gave a speech on keeping your kids safe online at cwug (chicago windows user group) – here’s some of the nuggets you missed at our november meeting. first, i have embraced what is coming – we have two children that are growing up in the digital age. they both have computers to use...
4 Dec 2009
did you know: connecting windows live web activities
when you are logged into windows live (home.live.com), you can go into your profile – permissions and on the bottom right is web activities to start, i’ve added 5 web activities in alphabetical order: digg, facebook, pandora, twitter and zune social
17 Jul 2009
windows live messenger in facebook?!?!?!?!
today i discovered another useful facebook app – windows live messenger within facebook – click here to install it. we’ve also announced that windows web messenger is now part of hotmail and people.live.com. hopefully you’ve received the message that cwug (the chicago windows user group)...
7 Jul 2009
add another 4 installations of Windows 7 (eventually i'll pull out the new calc applet and see where i'm at....)
so i've installed my first windows 7 home premium build 6801 and my first upgrade to an existing windows vista system (which just so happened to be running windows vista home premium). both of which emphasized the strong application compatibility we'll have between windows vista and windows 7. remember...
2 Dec 2008
a while ago i posted information on searchandgive.com which i am still a huge supporter of (and mention every chance i get), but this weekend i came across searchperks - another way you can earn "points" just by using windows live (haven't figured out if the two are mutually exclusive, but will post...
18 Oct 2008
yes - i use live writer christopher!
this evening at the chicago windows user group meeting, christopher kusek asked what picture a toolbar was from - it was from windows live writer! i use this and windows live photo gallery on most of my computers to post to my blog, http://blogs.technet.com/drey
18 Aug 2008
introducing live mesh!
just read the following on the windows live dev portal http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/archive/2008/04/22/279.aspx . it looks like the tech preview is full at the moment, but you can put yourself on the waiting list at www.mesh.com .
23 Apr 2008
search and give
i recently came across the club live site. it allows you to raise donations to either schools or a non profit charity of your choice just by searching or playing games at club live. check it out at http://www.searchandgive.com
21 Apr 2008
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