Resize your Windows 10 Start menu

I'm one of "those people" who actually liked the full screen Windows 8/8.1 Start menu. I know that in Windows 10 I can set it to tablet mode and get a full screen Start menu. I also know I can make the apps still appear along the Taskbar while in tablet mode. However, I bumped into this handy little tip while hovering over the edges of my Start men…

Well Hello there Windows – Setup on Surface Pro 4

While in town for Microsoft MVP Summit, I planned ahead. Surface Pro 4 had been announce and I pre-ordered the i5 / 16GB RAM / 256GB model. I also purchased the new v4 keyboard in blue. I visited the Bellevue Microsoft store where the staff were very helpful organizing an extended warranty. I recommend getting this at the time of purchase. Don't f…

Pair your Surface 3 pen after the Windows 10 upgrade

Here's a quick post before my tip gets lost in Twitterverse. After enjoying a good upgrade experience, I went to use my pen for my Surface Pro 3 and it wasn't responding. The first thing that occurred to me was the right thing - pair your pen again.   Hey @Surface 3 & Pro 3 owners upgrading to #Windows10, you may nd to pair ur pen af…

Surface Pro 3 – The correct way to adjust your kickstand

I recently sent my Surface Pro 3 in for repair. There was a problem with the battery. Rather than repair and return your original Surface, you're likely to receive a new or refurbished unit. I was a disappointed to find that the refurbished unit I received had a worn kickstand. It still worked, but was not in as good a condition as my original SP3 …

Live TechEd NZ 2014 notes – powered by OneNote

OneNoters, if you're keen... I'lI be sharing notes from the #tenz sessions I attend. So, if you're keen join me... in this notebook - http://bit.ly/tenz14notes 9 Sept, 4pm to 5pm: Keynote & TechLive 10-11 Sept, 9am to 5:30pm: Technical Sessions  You'll benefit from the notes others take. The notes will sync to your dev…

Surface Pro 3: Working from my lap all day

I have been participating in the first day of a 2 day SharePoint Power User course. I'm using my Surface Pro 3 (SP3) and it's new Type Cover. I thought I'd add a little more to my Surface Life blog category to share my real life experience. Working from my lap The class is full, so as a co-instructor, I am on a comfy desk chair at the back of the…

#NZSPC Keynote getting the sketchnote treatment by Rebecca Jackson

At Australian SharePoint Conference (AUSPC), we were honoured to have Rebecca Jackson present her session "Melbourne Water Case Study: Engaging your Organisation in an Intranet Rebuild". Rebecca will be presenting this session again at New Zealand SharePoint Conference on 23 July, Day 2 of the conference. Rebecca will be sharing ANOTHER talent w…

Surface Pro 3, #AUSPC and my Pressie

My Surface Pro 3 arrived yesterday, just in time for my presentation "Office 365, User Adoption and Whats In It For Me?" at Australian SharePoint Conference #AUSPC next week. There's going to be "NoteBoarding" with #OneNote audience participation and #Miracast goodness. Surface as a presentation device! My Surface Pro 3 Debut // I'm so ex…

OneNote: The Interactive Whiteboard

Microsoft OneNote.  Not many people know it’s installed on their computer with Microsoft Office.  I’ve been using it since 2003 as my notebook, research tool, place for drafts, sketching ideas, building searchable document repositories. When you hold or attend a meeting, the common tools are a whiteboard, pad and paper, hand outs of th…