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

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.

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