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Microsoft’s “new commerce experience” for 365 services: not just price increases

Microsoft stated in August that it is increasing prices for Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365), the increase being around 20%, from March 1 2022. The company argues that prices have not changed substantially for ten years – perhaps contentious since it has introduced premium plans that are more expensive – and that “this … Continue reading Microsoft’s “new commerce experience” for 365 services: not just price increases

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Converting a scanned image to text in Office 365

I was emailed an attachment scanned from a magazine; it was a nuisance and I wanted to convert it to text. There are of course a million ways to do this and I recall that every multifunction printer used to come with an OCR facility but what is the easiest way now? For a while … Continue reading Converting a scanned image to text in Office 365


All change for the New Year

I have been working happily at The Register four days a week since mid-2019 but it is time for a change. Incidentally I very much enjoyed working for the Reg, it was consistently  interesting work, I was given a lot of freedom to write what I wanted, I was well treated, and I recommend it … Continue reading All change for the New Year


Visual Studio, TypeScript, WebPack and ASP.NET Core: somewhat awkward

It is always good to learn a new language so I took advantage of the holiday season to look more closely at TypeScript. At least, that was the original intent. So far I have spent longer on  configuring stuff to work, than I have on actual coding. I think of it as time invested rather … Continue reading Visual Studio, TypeScript, WebPack and ASP.NET Core: somewhat awkward


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