Microsoft Band Discontinued

Earlier this month Microsoft announced that they are ending support for Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard on 31st May 2019.

Microsoft Band Pedometer

Microsoft has announced the end of support for the Microsoft Health Dashboard applications and services. This document contains important dates and information regarding the end of support.

On 5/31/2019, the Microsoft Health Dashboard site will be shut down and Microsoft Band applications will be removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and Apple App store. 

The good news for those with Microsoft Band devices is that eligible users can claim a refund.


Kentmere rainbow: A quadcopter view

One of my hobbies that I enjoy when I am not writing code is flying multirotors, otherwise known as drones.

I currently fly both a hexacopter, DJI F550, and a quadcopter, DJI Mavic Air.

I have collected quite a bit of footage over the past few years, and recently decided to make a start editing some of it; another hobby perhaps?!

Here is the latest video, with footage originally captured in September 2018 during a flight over Kentmere in Cumbria, UK.

Kentmere rainbow. September 2018

Kentmere Rainbow Video


Owning Your Content

Whilst I have had a business website since starting Progress Concepts, I decided earlier this year that I wanted to create a personal online presence. Somewhere I could create my own content, regardless of whether it was business related or not.

I have always been one to own my online presence, that’s why my email address has always been at my own domain rather than a generic webmail service or worse still an ISP. Whilst addresses are popular today, or were thought as big in the past. And how many ISP’s have long since disappeared, taking your email address with them (anyone in the UK remember