Episode 14 – Stages of Grief

talkingIn this new world of commercialization of technology IT departments around the world are in pain.  These poor IT professionals need your understanding.  In their time of need we need to understand the stages of grief they are going thru.  In this episode I go through a bit about my job and walk us through the IT manager stages of grief that I use in these windows experience workshops I’ve been doing in Europe and North America.  So listen to this podcast and be understanding… and a special thanks to my friend Lee Nicholls for the idea.

The Next Surface, Surface Pro+ and Surface Blue

surface blueWhat would it take to make Surface Pro+/Blue really cool?  Really, if you are into windows, Windows Surface Pro is ‘generally’ really the best machine to date.  Some people might argue that but let me say why for me it is so cool.  First it replaces my desktop and laptop.  With the two Helium displays I have an awesome work station at work and the same at home and in between the same machine is a tablet on the train.  For me running Visual Studio, a little Adobe Photoshop and watching a movie all at the same time using an all solid state super slate is great and there is nothing as powerful that is as light and is visually cool looking (yes its really about looks).  Yes I know I am very shallow regarding hardware… that being said after living with Windows 8 and a slate for my only computer for going on 2 years including a Surface Pro since its launch, here is what it would take to get Surface Pro to the next level or Surface Blue. Continue reading