Surface (1) RT 8.1 Upgrade Tips 

This week I finally did the Windows 8.1 update on my Surface RT 1st generation, it went well took a while so be prepared for a couple of ours process to update your tablet but, it doesn't much user engagement to complete this.

Pre-Upgrade

  • Clear out well everything -- The only thing I hit before upgrading was space issues I had to clear out quite a lot of my own junk to provide enough space to do the download something I found a little annoying was the lack of definition of how much space

Post-Upgrade

  • Clean-Up -- I recommend after you have done the update make sure you go into clean-up tool in Administrator Tools the reason is simple

Disk Cleanup Windows 8.1

Thats 5.72 gb of recovered space!

  • Unlock Some more Start menu screen estate -- Charms Bar (Swipe from Right) -> Personalise -> Show More Tiles

More Tiles 8.1

  • Keep 3gb Free -- Skydrive wont sync if you have less than 3gb on your primary (C:\) drive.
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Posted by Stuart James Friday, October 25, 2013 2:07:00 PM Categories: Microsoft Windows8

Office 365 P1 Plan Allows Additional SharePoint Storage! 

For a long time I have been thinking about migrating from Office 365 SMB to the enterprise plan, the only reason I see to do this is to be able to buy additional storage, but now you seem to be able to on the P1 Plan! I have long since been confused why this feature was not available on SMB plans since these are a group that you want to "lock-in" before the company grows and then has klout to choose where to go.

Office 365 P1 Additional Storage

 

A sneaky additiona that I didn't hear any announcements about has added this feature, that hopefully means greater exploring of the Sharepoint Document infrastructure and Skydrive Pro for me!

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Posted by Stuart James Monday, October 21, 2013 7:14:00 AM Categories: Microsoft Office365

Xbox One the facts or the confusion? 

As many who are interested in Xbox do I have "Liked" Xbox on Facebook, this does mean I recieve a lot of spam from them but occasionally it is things of interest like free games. Today I got back to my desk to find the most confusing item I had ever seen released from Xbox:

Xbox One Did You know -- Xbox One Does not require a Kinect to be plugged in

Now this may seem fairly obvious but Xbox division of been touting for a long time they aren't making an Xbox One without a kinect. I can refeeence many articles where they have made this ubundently clear. This post throws a spanner in the works because if it is not required why not knock of £100(~$150) for the kinect and allow a cheap entry level system. For me personally I dont care, I want the Kinect functionality even just "Xbox Next Episode"; but this bugged me a little adding to the much confusion that is usually unfounded but in this case justified about Xbox One.

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Posted by Stuart James Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:08:00 PM Categories: FAIL Games Microsoft
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