This article continues our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read the previous articles here. SkyDrive is the Microsoft equivalent of iCloud or Google; Outlook.com is the revamped version of Hotmail: it is the online version of Outlook on your desktop comprising Mail, Contacts (People) and Calendars. SkyDrive, including Outlook.com, is an integral part of Windows 8 -- you … Continue reading SkyDrive & Outlook.com: an overview
This article is a slight detour on our exploration of Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read more here. Traditionally, data synchronisation took place on a closed network, where the master database would live on your laptop (music/calendar/contacts) or on a server (business databases), the clients would communicate with the master and the magic IT fairy dust … Continue reading Synchronisation: the benefits
This article is the second in our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive, read the first article here. Windows 8 and Office 2013 are very much geared up to online data storage: you will need a Microsoft account (Hotmail or Outlook.com) to register your copy of Windows 8. With this account you get your own … Continue reading Get the best out of Windows 8
Paraphrasing1 Pratibha Gai, professor of electron microscopy: If you join an established field, you must be brilliant to do well. If you are a pioneer, you are by definition the leader in your field in your time. Innovate and you will shine... ---- 1. New Scientist. 30 March 2013:25.
Microsoft will no longer be supporting XP from April 2014 – it is already in 'extended life' probably due to the failure of Vista, and MS had to keep it going. This may not seem like a problem – you know how to use your laptop just fine! And in any case, if you have … Continue reading Windows XP: plan your exit strategy NOW
You have some shiny new software, whether off the shelf or bespoke, and you have invested a lot of time and money in your special system. Everyone is happy, productivity will improve and the software will pay for itself in no time. What can possibly go wrong? Beyond the inevitable teething problems, there will always be … Continue reading Support Models
The creation of an entirely new programming language in Arabic by Ramsey Nasser has generated a lot of interest. Although ﻗﻟب (Alb) is unlikely to be the beginning of a fully Arabic coding experience, the exercise highlights the importance of language in how each of us frames our model of the world. How important is language … Continue reading ﻗﻟب (Alb): Language is not only spoken, it is also compiled