Now available: Windows Key Shortcuts for Windows 10

Before I go on hiatus from the blog (as I spend a lot of my free time on our internal sites in support of customers and partners, as well as occasional musings on Twitter), I’d like to share this handy guide listing the various shortcut keys available via the keyboard in Windows 10. As you’ll…

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RSS feed reader blues? Get your feed in Microsoft Outlook and Office 365

ICYMI, Google Reader, Google Voice App for Blackberry, Google Cloud Connect, and Snapseed Desktop are shutting down. Hilarity ensued on the Internet with the melt down on social media over the change. As Danny Sullivan noted here, "Google should have done better by Google Reader & Google users than to bury its closure in a…

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How do I survive SXSW in Austin? By "attending" virtually

As you may know – and some may even be reading this from the great state of Texas – the South by South West (SxSW) festival kicked off in Austin. Unlike a few of my friends, and contrary to my thoughts in 2011, I won’t be there this year. There are some great reasons to…

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Surviving TechReady 14 in Seattle 2012: A few helpful tips and hints

Here’s a link to my post with some helpful hints on Surviving TechReady in Seattle, from 2010. Many of the links and info points are still relevant… Going to TechReady next week in Seattle?  It seems from what I read on Twitter that we will have a number of people visiting the fair Emerald City…

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Surviving CES in Las Vegas: A few helpful hints for 2012

   in this post, I offer a few tips for those heading off to CES 2012 in Las Vegas this week… As you may already know, CES 2012 begins this week in Las Vegas (officially, CES is January 10-13). Yes, it’s true that researchers have determined that stress may cause the brain to become disconnected,…

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Heading to Microsoft TechReady 12 in Seattle? Check out my helpful hints and survival tips

Here’s a link to my post last year on some helpful hints on Surviving TechReady in Seattle, from 2010. Many of the links and info points are still relevant… Going to TechReady next week in Seattle?  It seems from what I read on Twitter that we will have a number of people visiting the fair…

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Curious how to back up your PC? There are a few free options via Windows Live

Listening to you’re a local radio show today en route between building on our shuttle this morning about backing up your PC, I thought I’d note that a number of firms offer free and commercial options to back up your PCs. Microsoft does offer free ways for consumers to do this: Back up Office documents…

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A favourite application: Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

Added 040813: A quick note to respond to Judy’s query: I successfully use XML Notepad 2007 on Windows 7 today – here’s the DL link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7973. Although it’s not expressly called out as compatible, there are a number of older utilities that may not have been formally tested with Windows 7, but work just fine…

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Surviving CES in Las Vegas: A few helpful hints for 2011

 As you may already know, CES 2011 begins this week in Las Vegas (officially, CES is January 6-9). Yes, it’s true that researchers have determined that stress may cause the brain to become disconnected, but you don’t have to be disconnected at when traveling to Las Vegas. As noted in the Wall Street Journal… “CES,…

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How to access your bookmarks on Windows Phone 7

As I noted in my post with tips on moving from an iPhone to a new Windows Phone 7, I also touched on how to sync several files, including the backing up of my iPhone’s browser bookmarks. I failed to note how I access my favourites on Windows Phone 7, which I do via the power…

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