Archive for May, 2013

Windows 8.1 preview due in June.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The update will be previewed in June and it looks like it will include the venerable start menu. It’s odd listening to the complaints over Win8. Sure it was disconcerting when I first installed it but I thought it was an “adventure” like in the old days when trying something new. Guess people these days want instant gratification and don’t have the patience to play with the OS and figure things out.

Metro is fine once you figure it out. The problem was the lack of touch screen monitors to really make use of it. That will change in time.

Many of the improvements listed in the article really mean nothing for me the corporate user as they are more for the home/mobile user.

What will be interesting is to hear the comments of the Win 8 users after we upgrade.


Microsoft Product Lifecyle

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

One of the things that probably annoys Microsoft is how slow companies and people upgrade their products. Certain companies are even slower due to customer requirements.

From time to time; the question of how long will Microsoft support a product will be raised.

Luckily; Microsoft has provided a page to answer this question.

Simply, enter the product name and it will list out dates. Of course, expiration dates can be expended but you shouldn’t gamble on it.

Iphone5 Screenshot

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

While playing around with CloudCred; I had a need to install an app and take a screen shot as proof it was installed.

Problem was “How to do it?”

It turns out all you need to do it press both the power/sleep button and the home button at the same time.  The screen flashed (I had it on vibrate) and a screen shot was loaded to the camera roll.

I imported contents and had my upload.