Posts in Category: Microsoft

Why I am a resolution junky 

I have been coding for many years now (scarily > 15 years), I have always aimed to get higher and higher resolution screens or alternatively multiple screens. Sadly as mentioned in an earlier blog post the computer I am using at the moment is a desktop replacement laptop with a dying screen so I purchased a 27" 2560x1440, not quite my laptops 3200x1800 but still pretty reasonable and great for late night coding! The above is an example of me geeking out, library coding and demo/test rig coding in parallel

Posted by Stuart James Monday, October 20, 2014 10:37:00 PM Categories: C++ Microsoft Programming Tech Visual Studio

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.


  • 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


  • 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.
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!

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