TheTekTonic Show

Last Sunday there was a seismic shift when my good friend Ben Lee and I recorded the zero-th episode of our new podcast, TheTekTonic Show. The idea is that it’ll be a semi-regular dose of tech chat, not covering the news as such, but more to do with trends. Since both of us are IT Pros working largely in the Microsoft stack, you can expect a bias towards discussion of Microsoft products and corporate IT, but we’re generally interested in all technology, and with all the BYOD, corporate IT and consumer tech are crossing over. Our plan is to have guests on … Continue reading TheTekTonic Show

HTC Windows Phone 8X – Early Impressions

Last week I upgraded from a Nokia Lumia 800 running Windows Phone 7.5 to the HTC Windows Phone 8X running Windows Phone 8. I’m not going to write a full review of the hardware or the OS, but I am going to brain-dump some initial thoughts on them both.  The Pros: Great screen – increased resolution really helps. Very responsive. Much better performance than Windows Phone 7. Could be the hardware or the OS, probably both. Changes to the home screen are good – I’m very happy with the increased data density. Camera is very decent (I don’t need it to … Continue reading HTC Windows Phone 8X – Early Impressions

PowerShell v3 on the Get-Scripting Podcast

Last week I had the chance to chat with Jonathan Medd and Alan Renouf on Episode 31 of the Get-Scripting Podcast, which is now available to download. We had a great time recording and covered a lot of ground with PowerShell version 3, so it runs long, but I hope you’ll get as much out of listening to it as we did recording it! During the recording, I mentioned some Quick Reference Guides, put together by the great guys at PowerShellMagazine.com, but hosted by Microsoft. Microsoft have added a couple more guides since I last looked, so you should definitely … Continue reading PowerShell v3 on the Get-Scripting Podcast

NEBytes March: Bytecast out now, Automation event next week

Next Wednesday (16th March), NEBytes is putting on an Automation Extravaganza in Newcastle, with John Price delivering a session on developing home automation systems, then I’m going to talk about using PowerShell beyond the blue command window. My session is going to cover a number of different scanarios for taking advantage of PowerShell in different hosts, from those provided by Microsoft to 3rd party solutions, including the web. I hope that some people who think they know what PowerShell is are going to get a bit of a surprise! To register for the event, head over to Eventbrite. As well as … Continue reading NEBytes March: Bytecast out now, Automation event next week

Podcast apps on Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 has native support for audio and video podcasts, and frankly it would totally remove the need for 3rd party podcast client apps if it didn’t require new episodes to be downloaded via the Zune software on a PC and synched to the phone. Microsoft know that people want to be able to access podcasts over the air (it has been mentioned on the Windows Phone podcast that they are looking at it as a possible future development), but until they do something about it, there is a market for app developers to do something to alleviate the … Continue reading Podcast apps on Windows Phone 7