Author Archives: Mike Stanley

Surface Pro 3: A Surprisingly Positive Review

I am very late in posting this, but at least I’m getting it out before the Surface Pro 4 hits the market, or is even announced. Our local hardware vendor, PCS, provided me with a loaner Surface Pro 3 a … Continue reading

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Video Conferencing Equipment Guide – Summer 2015

I’m often asked to recommend a camera, headset, speakerphone, or more for use with our cloud-hosted video conferencing product, Zoom, so I thought I’d collect all of my thoughts about the equipment I’ve used here. All of these devices should … Continue reading

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Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 – First Impressions

Short version: The Logitech k480 does exactly what it says it does in that it lets you pair with up to 3 devices via Bluetooth and switch between them seamlessly. It’s simply far too large for practical use in my … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked – First VMUG Meeting Held

We used to have an active VMUG here in East Tennessee, but several years ago, for some reasons I never fully understood, our VMUG went dark. I began reaching out to the VMUG folks last year to offer to help … Continue reading

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Updated Thoughts on OneDrive for Business

The last time I wrote specifically about OneDrive for Business, I wasn’t too keen on the product. I’m still not, but after attending Microsoft Ignite in Chicago a few weeks ago, I believe there may be a light at the … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me: Sexism at Microsoft Ignite

This post isn’t going to be pretty because I’m still pretty angry about the topic. Let me be clear up front, though, I am as angry about my own reaction, or more accurately my failure to react, as I am … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts about Microsoft Ignite

While I have a few specific posts I plan to write about Ignite, I have several thoughts about the conference I want to share now that I’m home. Overall Impression – Mostly Positive, with Caveats I was satisfied with the … Continue reading

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