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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: 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: Bring your Bathing Costumes to Stampede in Fargo

    You have probably heard that there is going to be a combined sales and technical conference in Fargo, North Dakota, USA on the 10 th to 12 th November 2014. While the name for the conference is still not 100% confirmed, a lot of people like the idea of going back to our Great Plains roots and bringing...
  • 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: #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: Friday Funny: A Conference Call in Real Life

    I came across this very funny video recently and thought most of you could relate to this. For all the users of teleconference facilities or conference calls, this is what it would be like in real life. A Conference Call in Real Life ( Direct Link ) (Please visit the site to view this video...
  • 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: 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: 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: Another great new Windows Phone Advert

    Following on from the success of the Nokia Lumia 920 and "The Wedding" advert , Nokia have released a new advert for the Lumia 1020 and its amazing 41 megapixel camera. Have a read about in on the Windows Phone Blog : If you thought The Wedding ad was funny, wait until you see The...
  • Blog Post: GPUG Magazine - Fall 2013 edition is out

    My last community announcement for the week. The GPUG Magazine - Fall 2013 edition is now available. For more information and the link to download, check out Katie Froeber's post on the Dynamics Community GPUG Events & News blog: GPUG Magazine - Fall 2013 Edition ...
  • Blog Post: RoboCup Junior WA 2013 Rescue Premier & Senior Dance State Champions

    After both my sons won the 2012 Western Australian State RoboCup Junior competition in their divisions and then went on to compete at the RoboCup Junior Australia 2012 National Championships , I decided that I wanted to get more involved in helping other students enjoy our family's love of robots...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft by the Numbers

    Did you know that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Office? Or that hungry employees eat over half of a million pizza slices on Microsoft’s campus annually? Explore more cool stats from across the company in “ Microsoft by the Numbers .” See the blog post by Frank X. Shaw, Corporate...
  • Blog Post: Five Years later: Welcome to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog

    Five years ago today, I decided that I could help the community better by writing about my experiences as a developer, consultant, administrator and support engineer with Microsoft Dynamics GP in a single location. Previously, I would respond to questions in a number of Microsoft forums and independent...
  • Blog Post: More Funny Microsoft Videos

    There have been some really funny Microsoft videos released in the last month. Below are a few of my favourites. Windows 8: Less talking, more doing (Please visit the site to view this video) Windows 8: The Power of Touch (Please visit the site to view this video) Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: Xbox One is revealed

    Last night at 1 am (Perth Time), Microsoft revealed details of the next generation Xbox. The successor to the Xbox 360 will be named the Xbox One. The Xbox One, so called because it is the all-in-one entertainment system. Each Xbox One will come with the second generation of the Kinect sensor and will...
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 and 8 is available for free until 15th May

    Unless you have been hiding away from technology entirely, you would have heard of Rovio's Angry Birds game. One of the most popular mobile games across multiple platforms. Angry Birds has been available for Windows phone for a while now, but Rovio have just released a new version with additional...
  • Blog Post: Great new Windows Phone Advert

    After winning the Engadget Reader's Choice Smartphone of the Year , Nokia have released a hilarious new advert for the Nokia Lumia 920. Have a read about it on the Windows Phone Blog : Three smartphones and a wedding A peek behind the scenes of our new wedding ad ...
  • Blog Post: The First day of the month April will now be April 2nd

    Yes, I am sorry to report that due to the global political correctness movement and the general lack of a sense of humour, governments around the world have agreed to skip past the first of April in an effort to cancel April Fool's Day. It is sad that the world has gone this way, but ever since...
  • Blog Post: My LinkedIn Profile is in the top 5% most viewed for 2012

    Yesterday I received an email from LinkedIn (the professional networking site) explaining that they were celebrating reaching over 200 million members. The email congratulated me on having one of the top 5% most viewed profiles for 2012. See the screenshot of the email below (click on the image...
  • Blog Post: Merry Christmas 2012 and Happy New Year 2013

    Wow... Another year has passed and Christmas and New Year are here again. After the wonderful Christmas present of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 to the Dynamics GP Community, it is now time to forget work for a while and spend time with the family. I am going on leave for a bit, so this will be the...