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Crittall Gold

This month, I am celebrating 25 years at Crittall Windows. A remarkable achievement considering when I first started I didn’t think I would last 25 days – but that’s a different story. In that 25 years the world has changed, the market has changed, the technology has changed and the people have changed  but I’m glad to say, that the […]

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RIP OneNote 2016 – Long Live OneNote

I used to be a committed Evernote user, that is until I discovered OneNote 2013. I was a bit cagey at first, but, like all converts, I have become a zealot. I have cast aside Evernote, moved everything to OneNote, and then added so much more. I use OneNote in almost every aspect of my life. I make use of a […]

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You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Throughout its 160-year history, Crittall Windows has always seen innovation as a source of competitive advantage. Innovation in manufacturing processes, product design, employee welfare, and order processing is behind the continued success of the business. The introduction of the patented fenestra joint, hot-dipped galvanizing for steel frames, the building of Silver End village for its workforce, and the commissioning of […]

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It’s True, Hitler Wanted Crittall Windows

One of the things that excites me about working for Crittall Windows is the contribution that the company and its people have made to so many facets of world history, and the potential influence we can have in the future. Recently I read a letter to the Colchester Gazette which asked the question “Did Hitler have a Crittall Window?” The letter […]

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Office Lens

I’ve got a great idea for an app. I think it will be really useful for business users. I sell my own range of hardware, but, do you know what? I’m going to ignore that and put all of the really good functionality for business users on the version that works on my competitor’s hardware. That would never happen, right? […]

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Brace Yourselves Updates Are Coming

I can’t be the only one who has suffered a degree of frustration following Microsoft’s February update to Office 2016. Before the update, it was possible to pin files, and folders in the Open and Save As… screens. I used this for many different locations, as many are buried under levels and levels of parent folders. For some of my […]

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What’s In A Name?

In my earlier post Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery I noted the increased references to Crittall Replacement Windows, I explained why I think they are appearing, and I introduced you to The Chip Butty Test for steel windows v other materials. I mentioned that Crittall® is a registered trademark, but made no further comment on it. In this article I […]

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Publish and Share Files at docs.com

A few weeks ago I introduced Sway and showed how it can be embedded in a web page. I also showed how OneDrive folders can be embedded in a web page. If you want to embed a single MS Office or PDF document, try docs.com. Microsoft released it to the general public in August 2015, and I think it is worth […]

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Pay Per Click Advertising – Microsoft, You’re Doing It Wrong

Today I was doing some research into Windows 10. My first port of call? Google of course. I typed in “Windows 10” and waited for the results. I didn’t have to wait long, after 0.29 seconds there were 1,680 million results. At the top of the page was a pay per click advert from Microsoft.     My usual reaction […]

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IFTTT

There is a great tool available which can ease your digital life. If This Then That allows you to create recipes which link web services together. A recipe comprises a trigger, and an action to take when the trigger is set. The trigger is an event which you can define associated with the web service. In addition you can chose […]

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