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  • Blog Post: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

    Back to work for many of us I expect.  Reflecting over Christmas television, something that I now take for granted is the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.  Have grown up with these programmes over the years it was great to see an excellent series being delivered on computing.  Not...
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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface

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    I am spend a lot of time recently talking about Microsoft Surface, the platform and discussing with partners and customers on the potential applications for such a platform.  A frequent question asked is “What's next? How will this evolve?” This Video from TED is totally amazing? and perhaps paints...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface – Physics demonstration cool

    I have a very privileged job in Microsoft and its things like this that reminds me on a daily basis.  I get to demo surface and other cool technologies, however what makes the demo’s amazing is the software applications that are built on the device.  In this case an awesome use of Surface by...
  • Blog Post: Tesco’s take the move to a next generation User Experience

    My work colleague Daniel Sumner just blogged around an awesome Surface solution that has been built for Tesco’s Wines.  Partner’s involved Identity Mine and Conchango .  What’s interesting here is the video and the comments from the users of the application on Surface.  I agree with Daniel...
  • Blog Post: Barclay's go live in London with Microsoft Surface

    So, quite rightly Mr Zarb has bent my ear hard, and for those who know me that’s a lot or ear to bend.  So New Year which means that I will be picking up the blogging effort.  To add some variety to the blog itself I will be covering topics outside of virtualization as well as virtualization...