At Microsoft TechEd Australia 2013 a couple of weeks ago, my good friend Alan Burchill told me about a sneaky new feature in Windows 8.1 that should make a lot of business users very happy. Built in to every Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is “ Work Folders “, a free and managed synced-storage alternative to Dropbox or SkyDrive that any business can self-host for their staff. Soon it’ll also work with Windows 7, iOS and even possibly Android
Microsoft had spent years building up an operating system, which, after a few, hit-and-miss releases , looked to have finally matured with Windows 7 .
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The Windows Phone team today announced on its blog that they public a beta version of the Facebook Windows Phone app to test with users new features (and a new user interface) before rolling it out to the general public.
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[tl;dr] Facebook for Windows Phone breaks out of its Metro shell
I never quite understood what a BlackBerry was suppose to be, especially after the smartphone revolution. For the past few weeks, I’ve been playing with a BlackBerry Z10 and it has only left me more puzzled where BlackBerry sits in a world of much more capable devices and platforms. The Z10 device is well-built, solid and sturdy device but it doesn’t look too different from a typical smartphone, albeit big but not heavy
[tl;dr] Hands on with BlackBerry Z10
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Microsoft is working on a touch-enabled watch device.
“ Predictably Irrational ” is one of my favorite non-fiction books and it’s author Dan Ariely , an esteemed behavioral economist, recently gave a TEDx presentation about the motivations of work beyond just money. Although the presentation itself holds a lot of merit, I want to draw attention to his interesting story of an unnamed “big software company in Seattle”.
Disclaimer: I traveled to and attended the V8 Supercars event as a guest of Microsoft Australia.
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Office 365 turns office productivity into high-octane racing for V8 Supercars
Microsoft today released the RTM version of the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 . A considerable update that adds a handful of new development features and bug fixes including a new retro-”Blue” color scheme inspired by Visual Studio 2010. This is the second notable “quarterly” update in the six months since VS2012 was released.