Tag Archives: Microsoft Surface

Is this the year of Windows 8 tablets?

One outstanding question from my piece a couple of weeks ago is a question of Microsoft and the partner ecosystem finally have the pieces together to succeed in the tablet space.  There has been some movement these past couple of … Continue reading

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A week with 8″

For the last week I’ve been living with the Dell Venue 8 Pro as my constant companion.  For most of that week I really mean exclusively, as in I was on a trip where the only device bigger than a … Continue reading

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8 for 8: 8″ Windows 8.1 Tablets hit the market

As I mentioned earlier today I haven’t seen any of the new Windows 8.1 8″ tablets in retail stores yet, but the Dell Venue 8 Pro is available from Dell and from Amazon.  Now I don’t generally do reviews but … Continue reading

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Time for hope? Surface and Windows RT/8.1

I wanted to do a little check-in on the state of a few of Microsoft’s weaker businesses.  I’m seeing a few signs that they could be turning things around, but I’m reluctant to make too much out of them.  Been … Continue reading

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Fixation on Margins: The Surface RT Debacle Edition

I know you’ve been waiting for a comment on the Microsoft Surface impairment charge ever since Microsoft’s earnings report.  Well, I’m going to give my view of the problem and how Microsoft turned what should have been a shining moment in its … Continue reading

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Congratulations Microsoft on the Surface Pro

No this is not a true review.  I’ve had all of 20 minutes playing with a Surface Pro in the Microsoft Store.  I happened to hit the store just before the end of the work day when it was quiet, … Continue reading

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More Surface Devices (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this topic I mentioned that Microsoft is going after “areas where they can identify scenarios and user requirements that are going unmet by both competitors and the OEM community”.  So what are some of those areas … Continue reading

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Surface Compression

Yesterday I Tweeted the suggestion that one could use NTFS compression to gain more storage space on the Surface or other Windows RT tablet.  People quickly pointed out there are a number of questions around, and potential issues associated with, … Continue reading

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More Surface Devices (Part 1)

I listened in on Microsoft’s Q2 conference call, and when I started seeing articles about what was said regarding lower priced Windows 8 devices I really started scratching my head.  It seemed to me that reporters and bloggers were trying … Continue reading

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Having a versatile Surface

On Sunday night I was sitting on the couch watching TV with my wife when I decided on a Windows 8 app I wanted to write.  So I picked up my Microsoft Surface and installed Visual Studio 2012 Express for … Continue reading

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