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  • Blog Post: The story behind Windows XP's Bliss wallpaper

    This is a follow on from my post last week: Goodbye Windows XP - Hello Windows 8.1 Update , where we discussed the end of support for Windows XP. What do Autumn, Azul, Bliss, Radiance, Red moon dessert, Stonehenge and Wind all have in common? Ok, the article's heading is a huge hint. They are...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview is available

    In the last couple of weeks I have posted about the Windows Phone 8.1 update that is coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices in the coming months. To learn more please review the previous articles: What's New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update Windows Phone 8.1: More on Cortana and...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Mac is now available for free (Fun Video)

    OneNote is a great tool for storing and sharing ideas, but until recently users of Mac computers could not join in the fun. The OneNote engineering team have found a great way to announce the launch of OneNote Mac. OneNote Mac - The Song [Parody of One Day More from Les Misérables] ( Direct...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8.1: More on Cortana and Guinness World Record

    Last week, I posted about What's New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update . Today, I wanted to post some videos of what is in store for users of Windows Phone 8, who will be getting the Windows Phone 8.1 update for free. So below are some fantastic videos to introduce Cortana, the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Windows XP - Hello Windows 8.1 Update

    Today heralds the end of an era. After 12 years, support for Microsoft Windows XP will end on today, 8 th April 2014 (in around 14 hours time after this article is published). This comes as no surprise as the date for the end of Windows XP extended support was announced about 6 years ago. Opinion...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Convergence 2014 Atlanta - Wrap Up

    Sorry, I know this is a little late. The Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference was recently held in Atlanta between 3 rd and 7 th March 2014. While I was not able to attend, some of my friends and colleagues were able to and some blogged about their time at the conference. So below is a wrap up...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update

    Yesterday, the Build 2014 conference started in San Francisco, California, USA. It runs from the 2 nd to 4 th April. What this means is that it is time for lots of announcements on the future of Microsoft products. So, here is Joe Belfiore presenting many of the new features in Windows Phone 8...
  • Blog Post: Titanfall has arrived

    If you are not into gaming or were hiding last week, you might have missed the launch of what is going to be a huge contender for Game of the Year. On 11 th March 2014, Titanfall for Xbox One and PC was released with the Xbox 360 version due on the 25 th March 2014. Watch the video below to...
  • Blog Post: HELP NEEDED: Support Debugging Tool Feedback Survey

    Hi Microsoft Dynamics GP Community With the release of Build 18 of the Support Debugging Tool (SDT) I have created a Support Debugging Tool Feedback Survey. This short 10 question survey is really important as previously we have only had anecdotal evidence of the community's use of and support...
  • Blog Post: #StampedeToFargo: Bring back "Stampede"

    Hi everyone. Pam Misialek has just posted on the Inside Dynamics GP blog an article asking the community to help name the conference scheduled for 10 th to 12 th November 2014. The Power of a Name. Help us Name the New Fall Event I have already commented on the post with my vote to restore...
  • Blog Post: Inside Dynamics GP Blog has moved and Dynamics CPM blog is now Dynamics Financial Reporting

    Happy Valentine's Day. Today, we have some updates from the official blogs for the products Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter. Firstly, the Inside Dynamics GP blog which has been located at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gp/ for the last five years with syndication to the Community...
  • Blog Post: Multi-Billion Pixel Panoramic Photo Shoot

    I thought you might enjoy having a look at a 20 Giga Pixel image of Seatle, Washington, USA. Have a look at http://gigapixelartzoom.com/ to browse the image. The videos below explain how it was created. Multi-Billion Pixel Panoramic Photo Shoot: Seattle, Part 1 of 2 ( Direct Link ) ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces New CEO

    Overnight Microsoft officially announced that Satya Nadella would be taking over the company's reins as Microsoft's third CEO. Satya is a 46 year old family man with 3 children born in Hyderabad, India. He has been with Microsoft for 22 years and has had many roles across a multitude of areas...
  • Blog Post: #Empowering Us All

    Today, I wanted to share the new advert that Microsoft has released for Super Bowl XLVIII. It is a celebration of what technology can do for us and how it can empower us all to achieve more. The advert is narrated by Steve Gleason, a former NFL player now living with a Motor Neurone Disease (MND...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye SkyDrive, Hello OneDrive

    You might remember, last year, that British Sky Broadcasting Group (aka BSkyB) decided that they owned the name SkyDrive and so they took Microsoft to court and won. So today, the new name for SkyDrive was announced, OneDrive.... Please read Ryan Gavin's blog post OneDrive for Everything in...
  • Blog Post: Merry Christmas 2013 and Happy New Year 2014

    It is amazing how quick the time goes. A whole year has passed and the holiday season is here again. I have been enjoying relaxing while on leave. It is nice to just spend time at home and doing things you don't normally get to do. For me, I have been playing some Xbox games. I hope you will...
  • Blog Post: Where is David in December?

    Well that's easy. I am were I always am. At home in Perth, Western Australia ... However, I wanted to let you know that I will be taking some Annual Leave from the 9 th December through to the 5 th January. I will still write the odd blog post as there are some ideas I have waiting to be written...
  • Blog Post: Xbox One has arrived - In Stores Now

    Six months after the Xbox One was revealed , Launch Day, November 22 nd 2014, has arrived. Welcome to a new era of gaming and entertainment. For all the latest information check out the Xbox website and Major Nelson's Blog: Xbox.com MajorNelson.com . Here is your invitation...
  • Blog Post: Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro videos

    Last month, I wrote an article about the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and accessories being announced . As a follow up I thought I would post links to some new videos and to the launch event, in case you missed it. The event can still be viewed on the original link, but is also available from YouTube...
  • Blog Post: Windows Comparisons Videos

    You might have already seen some of this adverts comparing Windows devices with a certain other popular brand. These fun adverts demonstrate how you can get more for less. Windows 8: Less talking, more doing ( direct link ) (Please visit the site to view this video) Comparison: iPad vs...
  • Blog Post: Windows Everywhere Videos

    With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has a new Windows Everywhere campaign to promote Windows to provide one experience on every device for everything in your life. The first video is an Australian version of the second video. It definitely works better to have a local accent when running adverts...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 released and available for download

    Today signals another milestone in computing history with the release of Microsoft Windows 8.1. If you go to http://www.windows.com/buy , the site will detect your current operating system and provide you with the steps to upgrade. If already running Windows 8.0, you can just start the free upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Friday Funny: Every Tech Commercial

    My eldest son spends too much time on the internet. He loves looking at internet memes and also subscribes to a number of youtube channels. While I do hassle him to stop wasting time, every now and then he finds something very funny. He showed me this College Humor video recently and I thought...
  • Blog Post: RoboCup Junior Australia 2013 National Championships and more

    As mentioned in my previous post, RoboCup Junior WA 2013 Rescue Premier & Senior Dance State Champions , my sons and I went to Brisbane, Queensland for the Robocup Junior Australia 2013 National Championships on 21 st and 22 nd of September 2013. Here is the lowdown on what happened. Getting...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2013 Wrap Up

    Last week, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2013 hosted by GP Partner Connections in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. I was unable to attend, but below are all the posts from around the blogsphere (in no particular order). Belinda Allen and Leslie Vail Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical...