Why You Need a Personal Computer If You Have A Corporate Computer

Last week without paying attention I scheduled this article to publish Monday morning, not realizing that in North America we would be celebrating Labour Day.  Almost none of my readers were in the office, and many (including myself) were relaxing by a beach somewhere.  As I expect the article was largely overlooked in lieu of late … Continue reading Why You Need a Personal Computer If You Have A Corporate Computer

Surface Pro 3: Two weeks later

Are there problems with it?  Yes. Do I absolutely love it? I love my kids and my dogs... but I suppose I do like it as much as I have ever liked a laptop or tablet... and I have had quite a few of them over the years! What are the problems? There is really only … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: Two weeks later

What’s in My … Messenger Bag?

As I have written previously I recently picked up a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and despite a couple of minor annoyances it truly is a wonderful device.  Because I have not been traveling as much as I did over the past few years, I have taken the opportunity to downsize my carry-load.  My sister called … Continue reading What’s in My … Messenger Bag?

Battery Up: Windows 8.1 on the Surface Pro 2

I have already bragged about the Surface Pro 2, and I still love it and that has not changed.  It took a lot for it to supplant my Lenovo X1 Carbon as my primary device (my original Surface Pro was always simply a companion device).  The device rocks, simply put. One thing that I don't … Continue reading Battery Up: Windows 8.1 on the Surface Pro 2

Mitch… Disconnected

So you are one of the world’s most hyper-connected individuals, known for having the Internet at your disposal 24/7.  You are scheduled to work with a customer overseas on their connected system via live link, and you have dozens of other things that you usually do / plan to do / want to do during … Continue reading Mitch… Disconnected

Neither a Snob Nor an Elitist…

In response to a series of articles I wrote recently about my laptop bags (What IS your laptop bag) and about my luggage (The Price of Quality) I was recently called an elitist snob.  “Mitch, it is fine that you want to spend hundreds of dollars on your laptop bags, but in all fairness you … Continue reading Neither a Snob Nor an Elitist…

How Surface changed my thinking… and helped my shoulder

I travel heavy.  When going through airport security it is not uncommon for me to pull three or four laptops out of two laptop bags.  In addition to that I will have external hard drives, a plethora of cables, and all sorts of other junk.  It has resulted in very strong – albeit often aching … Continue reading How Surface changed my thinking… and helped my shoulder

Office 365–Complex or Options?

Last week Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based infrastructure offering, Office 365.  As a virtual insider I have been using this solution for the past six months for my IT consulting firm, and frankly had forgotten that it was a beta offering.  That is because while the packaging may be new, all of the applications – … Continue reading Office 365–Complex or Options?