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Best Practice Electric Vehicles Innovation Technology Tesla Thoughts and Musings UI and UX

Tesla: how US companies are lazy or incompetent on the world stage

Tesla have almost nailed the EV market. Sadly they don’t much understand regionalisation. UK failings are awkward or possibly dangerous.

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AI Cognitive Services Innovation Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office

Transcribe: More talking, better words

Microsoft has just announced a new Transcription feature in Word. I tested it and found it was good

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Improvement Innovation NHS Referrals

Blog – breaking the backlog

We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a while and that it will have consequences that will reach much further. Rights across the spectrum of our lives, economic, social, political, emotional, it will resonate for years or decades. Our brilliant NHS has been at the forefront of the immediate challenge, […]

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AI Browsers Cognitive Services Computers and Internet Innovation UI and UX

More Human Digital Humans

Even better text to voice has quietly appeared. Try it, you might be able to give your eyes a rest.

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AI Cloud Collaboration Computers and Internet Innovation Intranet Microsoft Teams Technology Thoughts and Musings

Some Trends in the Digital Workspace

There is a lot going on in the digital work place, driven by new technologies, by evolving work patterns, by external challenges (notably climate change and COVID-19) and a realisation that what seemed to work before may not work for us future (if it ever really did).

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Azure Cognitive Services Innovation Intranet Metadata Microsoft 365 Microsoft Flow Microsoft Power Platform SharePoint

Auto-Classify Images in SharePoint Online Library – an epic Real-World Flow

Don’t be fooled by the marketing, demonstrators or “so simple your Mum could do it” claims some would have you believe; in the real world things are more complex and production quality Flows and business solutions need to be developed for that real world.

In addition to uncovering these themes, my latest blog sites does really cool things using machine learning via Azure Cognitive Services, Microsoft Flow and SharePoint to automatically tag images. It’s written so that a new Flow user should be able to reproduce it themselves.

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Cloud Content management Innovation Microsoft Microsoft 365 Search UI and UX

Microsoft Search – isn’t that just Bing?

Microsoft Search was just announced (Ignite 2018, last week in September). To be honest, when I saw the announcement, my reaction with “Hmmph. So what” Since when I have been reflecting on it quite a bit; and showing Microsoft Search to various people. I’m now shifted from “Hmmph” to “Gosh! Hmmm, that could really work”. Everyone […]

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Innovation Intranet

There’s a new buzzword in town and it’s “Digital Workspace”.

  There’s a new buzzword in town and it’s “Digital Workspace”. I’m not a great fan of buzzwords and often they serve the needs of marketing hype without any substance, with a tendency to create more confusion and uncertainty than clarity and understanding; at their worst they provide a new bandwagon to people who like […]

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Best Practice Content management Innovation UI and UX

Pressure Ulcers and Link Abstraction

At best, the idea of pressure ulcers (a particularly nasty form of chronic wound which costs the NHS billions of pounds every year) and link abstraction (a technique for disconnecting the source from the presentation layer) are uneasy bedfellows. You rarely find, if ever, them referred to in the same breath. In fact a Google […]

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Innovation Intranet Microsoft SharePoint

The changing shape of modern intranets

I talk a lot about the five pillars of enterprise intranets: Content, Communication, Collaboration, People and Process; in the past we were the first company to develop a solution accelerator for enterprise intranets. This became our Hadron 8020 portal and attempted to serve all those needs and act as the one place that users can go to […]