Microsoft Delivers First Update to the Windows Technical Preview Commented on: 9 weeks ago (October 22, 2014)

I get 'failed to check for new preview build, please try again later. 0x800700EA'. I'm in the UK -- are they rolling out by region? Other Windows Updates are OK.

Microsoft Updates Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Commented on: 32 weeks ago (May 14, 2014)

Thanks for alerting us to the update. I think I have experienced the definition of irony -- in order to install the update and experience the improvements in battery life it first told me I had to...

Microsoft Brings Great Windows Games to Windows Phone Commented on: 49 weeks ago (January 17, 2014)

Like wandered (and lots of others reviewing on the Windows Phone Store) the Solitaire Collection is a battery and CPU hog on a phone (mine's an 8X but other reports are on 920s) -- makes the phone...

Windows 8.1 Pricing Revealed Commented on: 1 year ago (September 18, 2013)

8 to 8.1 keeps everything, including apps.
8.1 Preview to 8.1 keeps data but you have to reinstall your applications.

Naming the Books Commented on: 1 year ago (April 11, 2013)

I agree with noirsoft:

Paul Thurrott's Field Guide to X for a large book
Paul Thurrott's Pocket Guide to X for a small book

Good luck!

The Office 365 Upgrade: New Outlook Web App Commented on: 1 year ago (April 11, 2013)

Makes sense: that looks like Exchange 2013 OWA.

Fixing Windows 8: Advice for Users and for Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (March 13, 2013)

Good article: no need for NT, just follow these guidelines (and if you're an Admin rolling out 8, use GPO to achieve some of the same).

It’s Time to Bring Back NT Commented on: 1 year ago (March 12, 2013)

People are making interesting suggestions but most of the solutions (including this article) are sledgehammer to crack a nut!

The one sensible idea in the comments here is the idea of a...

Lync 2013 for Windows Phone 8 Commented on: 1 year ago (March 12, 2013)

Chimera13 -- and you can Federate Lync with other organizations with Lync, for example (not knowing your business) any of your customers who have Lync.

Microsoft Sticks a Skype-Shaped Dagger in Messenger Commented on: 1 year ago (February 27, 2013)

Microsoft isn't getting out of IM; they do it brilliantly in Lync. Which is now handled by the Skype division... Paul has called it -- the issue is in the Skype division's management by Microsoft...

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