Browser First, Cloud First – Road Map becomes Flight Plan

Microsoft are developing and delivering with a "Mobile First, Cloud First" approach. This extends to "Browser First, Cloud First".  They are revealing more new features for their online services which will take some time before they appear in their on-premises and on-desktop counterparts, if at all. This can even be said for Office Online, which …

Office Online? More than a rebrand?

I like tech rumours. It's not for the reason you may think. Some people like scandalous rumours because they get a kick out of someone else's naughtiness or misfortune. I like tech rumours because when there is a hint of truth or a snippet of something, all the wonderers and what-if's flood in. Conversations held on social media become a massive…

Tablet Life musings

I use a Surface RT. But some of these musings relate to any tablet, Smudge Management in particular. I'll return to this post and add more musings. You are welcome to add your own in the comments.       Smudge Management   Smudges are part of #tabletlife. No namby pamby cloths. Harden up & wash your hands more of…

Catching up with Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 have been helping businesses catch up with new technologies. Businesses can upgrade without the large hardware and licensing investment. They receive frequent improvements to their core communication and sharing services without having to install updates on servers or without engaging an IT Pro to do it for them. Recently, …

Why does iOS 7 look like a cartoon?

I had to reply. Jeri Ryan reflects on the "improvements" in the iOS 7 interface. @JeriLRyan Don't expect to see any significant change till IOS 9. You are currently 7 of 9 :) — Darrell Webster (@DarrellCWebster) September 20, 2013 [caption id="attachment_209" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image - "Apple's WWDC 2013: What's up", CNET, http:/…

New Bing logo similar to Office logo

The Bing search engine has a new logo. It looks like the Microsoft Office 2013 logo with its top removed and the right side collapsed onto the left, forming a 'b'.     Unbox Your Search from Bing on Vimeo. What does this mean? Tighter Office integration with Bing? The Office logo is arguably more recognizable than Bing. A similar log…

Accessing the Exchange Control Panel in Office 365 Small Business

The Office 365 admin console for Small Business is simplified to help the not-so-technical, perform common tasks. In simplifying admin for the Small Business, the full control panel for Exchange Online and Lync Online is hidden. I've seen a number of posts at community.office365.com where Small Business subscribers ask "How do I manage my spam sett…

SkyDrive Pro Standalone for Mac, Please?

Mac Office 365 users have been requesting a SkyDrive Pro syncing client, to improve the Office for Mac and SharePoint Online experience. While Microsoft is on a roll with listening-and-doing, will this be addressed? Is there something for Mac in the pipeline? [UPDATE 4-Sept] Mark Kashsman, Senior Product Manager for the SharePoint team at Micros…