Ghost – Not for the faint hearted blogger

Michael Cloud, TechTalk

I have just finished setting up my first Ghost site and all I can say is, “That’s not what I expected”. Ghost is the new blogging platform that took off like wildfire on KickStarter and after a few short months in in general backer release. (If you backed them you get an early release). And whilst it’s not quite WordPress …

Office 365 One step forward two steps back

Michael Cloud, Microsoft, Office 365, TechTalk

A few weeks back Microsoft started upgrading Office 365 Tenants to the new Admin and exchange system. Whilst this comes with a few cosmetic tweaks they have once again failed to address key concerns that have been running around for the last 2 years like, Directory Sync issues and the complete lack of management if you are Federated without an …

Definition of System

Michael Social Media, TechTalk

I came across this definition of a System today, so beautifully explained I needed to post it. It can also be too easy to think that only Computers are systems, we need to remember that our processes as groups can as easily be a “System”. System – A group of components that are connected in some way that perform some …

Outlook 2013

Fix Office Outlook 2013 slow and laggy

Michael How To Guides, Office 365

After upgrading to Outlook 2013 I noticed that the performance was incredibly slow when switching between Mail, Contacts and Calendar,  there would often be a several second delay before the screen changed. When searching for Contacts it could take 15 seconds to return the results. Now I’m not one to complain (too much) but if my local PC a quad …

Nexus 7 – Waiting for Sync your email will appear soon

Michael Android, How To Guides, Mobile, Nexus, TechTalk

Waiting for sync Your email will appear soon. If you have managed to set-up and authenticate your email on the Nexus 7 you will get a screen that just says Waiting to sync. This seems to be happening after the Android 4.2 update and appears to be linked to a new setting “Auto-sync data which is not enabled by default. On your …

Surface RT Photo Settings Location

Remove Picture gallery from Windows RT

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, Surface RT, TechTalk, Windows 8

How do I remove a picture photo gallery from Windows RT? One of the first things that struck me when I started using surface / Windows 8 was how “unified” and available all my information from all my Windows 8 devices was. This definitely has its benefits but one of the drawbacks was things like the Photo Library. It gathered ALL the …