Microsoft showed off at an Apple event… oh and some new iDevices
September 9, 2015
On the right you’ll see a screenshot I captured from today’s Apple event. One half of that image is an Apple staff member talking about the latest and greatest iPad Pro. On the other half of the image you’ll see… a Microsoft logo. At an Apple event? These two used to be mortal enemies. Heck, just last week there was news of Microsoft running a joint project with VMWare. Those two haven’t gotten along since high school.
Are you ready for Windows 10 day?
July 28, 2015
Tomorrow will see the release of Windows 10 to the general public. Normally I would have long ago tested/reviewed Windows 10 myself, but I didn’t have time until recently so I’m waiting patiently for the release like everyone else. While Microsoft’s most notable product has generally been lamented through the years, Windows 10 is seeing a lot of very positive reviews. The last few months has also seen a blitz of marketing which centers around “of course, the start menu is back” and “Free upgrades” which are both popular choices with the user base.
Dead MacBook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surface Pro 3
September 29, 2014
For about three weeks, I’ve carried around the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as my “daily driver” laptop. I’ve written plenty of reviews about new machines, but what makes this “test” a little different is that I didn’t have a backup laptop. Under normal circumstances, anything I test is just a temporary thing. I may carry around a new device with me and use it as my primary computing platform for a week or so, but I always have the security blanket of my main machine. For the last couple of years, that primary machine has been a MacBook Air (well, really several MBAs). However, just after I got the Surface Pro 3 (SP3), I killed the LCD display driver (the physical component) during a meeting. I was in a rush so I grabbed the Surface Pro 3 which I had toyed with… and it became the aforementioned daily driver.
Google Apps Migration for Exchange – Tips, Tricks, and other Notes
April 12, 2012
Earlier this year I engineered a move of email services from Exchange to Google Apps. Any change of email provider can be quite tricky, but thankfully Google provides a tool to assist in the migration. That tool is “Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange” (GAMME). When I ran through this process I learned a lot of useful bits that I hadn’t seen documented elsewhere. Some seem to be obvious and some are more tricky. The key to remember is that the core of this migration is actually being done by Outlook – not some specialty tool.
Visiting GDC2012 – Part 1 of 2
March 13, 2012
Last week was the yearly Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. I was lucky enough to get the chance to attend due to a gracious sponsorship from NeuroSky. GDC is primarily an industry event, but being a gamer, a techy, and a little bit of a developer in my free time… it’s really quite fascinating. I figured I would share what things I saw while I was there.