Category Archives: Microsoft

FIX: Protected View error opening Office documents from Outlook

Quick Fix: Go to Outlook Click File tab, then Options and finally Advanced Now scroll down to “Display” and check the “Disable hardware graphics acceleration” option According to a post by “David at DRA” this is due to a graphics … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host – High CPU on Windows 8 – FIXED (Look at your PDF iFilter)

If you don’t want to read any of this article and just want to fix the problem that I found: It turned out to be a problem with the iFilter for PDFs within Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host specifically 64 … Continue reading

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Oh Cortana, how you surprise me in positive ways

Quick background So I’m a geek and I enrolled in the Windows Phone dev preview program so I could get Windows Phone 8.1 onto my Lumia 925 asap. I have been really pleased with many of the updates e.g. action … Continue reading

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How will the 14% Challenger mindset shape Microsoft’s FY15?

Obviously this is what Satya Nadella and his executive team at Microsoft are paid the big $s for.  But here are my thoughts and observations: In the good old days IBM sold you the hardware and gave you the software. … Continue reading

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WPC 2014 – 14% market share admission is potentially the most significant message

As mentioned in a previous blog post (Microsoft WPC Day 3) there were very few major announcements at Microsoft #WPC14 and nothing with a “WOW” factor. Maybe this is to be expected. Satya Nadella is relatively new in role and … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC Day 3 – Vision Keynotes

Although there were no big “wow” announcements, there were things that caught my attention.  Summary below. Tiffani Bova, VP, Gartner Research. We live in a world of customer experiences. However too many businesses are still trying sell the underlying product.  … Continue reading

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Internet of (Your) Things – market size

At a WPC session Microsoft shared some research from IDC about the market size/opportunity in the IoT space.  It’s big… 2014 – USD1.93T 2018 – USD4.93T

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