I have recently got the chance to upgrade my work computer from an old, heavy and ugly machine with almost no battery life and a terrible screen to something new and shiny. I ended up getting the third generation Lenovo X1 Carbon (unfortunately without touch screen for budget reasons). This is my experience so far of that machine running Windows 10. I really like the X1 Carbon. Lightweight with a good screen and good keyboard, and good performance for an ultrabook.
Some time ago I got the idea to ramp up my skills in front-end web development and the tooling used outside my own world of SharePoint. I decided to create my own WordPress theme, but use as much of existing tooling and templates as I could. Sage got my attention, so I downloaded that and started to look into its components. This was all new territory for me with Bower, Gulp, PHP, NodeJS and so on.
Recently I got a request to find out the usage of page layouts on a large SharePoint site. I Googled and found a few scripts, but none that did all I wanted, e.g. to limit the inventory to a certain sub-site. So I wrote my own one.
Quite a few organisations seems to find this thing called “Internet” a scary thing that employees can only be given access to by grace of the mighty network administrators. As a consultant I have worked for a few of those organisations and felt the frustration when a blog is blocked or network traffic is so slow that you’d guess that it’s manually monitored before accepted. I would personally never try to bypass these controls of course, but hypothetically one could do like the following.
When Microsoft recently released a new Outlook app for iOS I decided to try it out. I previously used both the built-in Mail app from Apple and the Gmail app side by side, so if Outlook was good enough I could maybe switch to one single mail app on the phone. You can read some more about it here: A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android. Trying out the new features it struck me that a lot of people must have a hard time managing their e-mail.