8 things about windows 8: living in metro

I’ve been running Windows 8 for well over 6 months as my production operating system, but the funny thing is you wouldn’t normally notice unless you asked “where’s the Windows logo in the lower left hand corner?” and that is because I spend a lot of time in desktop applications today.  My primary personal and…

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free upgrade for skydrive to 25 gigabytes!

I’ve been using SkyDrive for a long time.  Microsoft will begin to charge for more than 7 gb (I am currently using about 300 mb), but if you log into your account, you can request the 25 gb for free!  This might not be important today, but the more I use, it will be nice…

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full operating system vs mobile operating system

3:50 pm it’s been less than 24 hours since i memorized the dvorak keyboard and i’m no speed demon as this post will attest to… 3:54 pm but what the four minutes of trying to remember where the colon is on the dvorak layout (it’s where the shift + z should be!), another powerful reason…

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25 apps for christmas–office, itunes and zune

no list of applications would be complete without microsoft office.  i have always used this on windows and had a chance to check out office 2004, 2008 and 2011 on the mac.  the latest versions of office (2010 for the pc and windows phone, 2011 for the mac and the web versions of office from…

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25 apps for christmas–windows live mesh 2011

ever since live mesh was shown to employees in 2008 by ray ozzie i have been a huge fan.  this christmas there is a released version for both windows and the mac os.  i’ll add some screen shots shortly, but this is one application i’ve become especially found of using because it’s not just an…

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workshifting

i came across this blog called workshifting and have found a number of the posts thought provoking.  the first time i found it i wasn’t certain what workshifting was (they list “anywhere is my office” and “what we used to call telecommuting” as explanations) but liked the concept of this website (especially since i fall squarely into…

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sunday posts for everyone: multiple computers

between work and home i’ve got enough computers that i often lose track of what computer has what software on it (or even more importantly, what computer has what document, pictures, videos or music on it) and making certain it’s available from whatever computer i happen to be working on or using at the time…

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office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays (on a friday)

today i’m going to share my office live story and a link to a bunch of office content.  christian maulsby gave a great presentation at cwug (chicago windows user group) last night on office live and how he uses it professionally.  great session christian!  my story starts a couple years ago while my son and…

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windows 7 wednesday tip: running windows live messenger in windows vista compatibility mode

thanks to windows weekly and paul thurrott for this tip – you may have noticed that the windows live essentials version of messenger runs on your taskbar with an integrated notification on windows 7 instead of over in the notification area.  well, there is a way to change that. windows live messenger on the taskbar…

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sam’s presentation @sitconference

on saturday my son sam and i attended the 10th annual sit conference (students involved with technology) – it was a well attended event and sam gave a presentation on speech and touch capabilities on microsoft windows computers and in a ford vehicle equipped with microsoft sync.  sam’s presentation – showing off recorded tv on…

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