Friday, July 3, 2015

The user experience of working with business documents across multiple devices with Office 365

 

I have built a Sway to show the user experience across devices for OneDrive in Office 365. I'd love some feedback. The intended audience is non-technical users and the outcome I am looking for is to generate interest in them changing what they currently do to use this mechanism of working with documents.

https://sway.com/yhhsnM59bjnseuje

Friday, April 24, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 Wi-Fi setup

I got a Raspberry Pi 2 for my birthday today, so I thought it would be a breeze to get going…..(I should know better)

I bought a kit from Wiltronics which included one of these Wi-Fi adapters (Comfast CF-WU755P)

It was supposed to be plug and play. However, after installing the OS all was good until it came to getting the Wi-Fi adapter to install. It when using the GUI to configure the WiFi in preferences it was not recognised

I spent a couple of hours of trying to work out what was going on, reading lots of posts indicating the drivers were not available without compiling and deploying them.

I ran dmesg and found an entry saying R8188EU: ERROR indicate disassoc

this eventually led me to discover the following post which described the Realtek firmware not being deployed by default in Raspbian

http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/27462/wifi-dongle-not-appearing-in-lsusb

For those like me who aren’t Linux gurus, to install the package you download it, extract it and run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i firmware-realtek_0.43_all.deb

After installing this package, I was then able to see the adapter and configure it to connect.

Now I can get on with installing Node.js as per Andrew Connell’s recent post.