Tag Archives: Microsoft Surface

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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Better thinking about Surface sales

We don’t have actual sales numbers for Surface yet, but let’s put this one in a little perspective anyway. The most thrown around number is that Microsoft sold 1 Million Surfaces during the holiday season. The Surface was only available … Continue reading

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A few odds and ends for a slow news day

Everyone else in the house apparently is still asleep, so I figure it’s a good time to write down some odds and ends! I finally had a decent experience with Best Buy carrying Microsoft Surface.  The store in Parker Colorado … Continue reading

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And now for another edition of How the Windows Eco-System Fails: Best Buy at its worst

I decided to pay a visit to my local Best Buy to see how things were shaping up for the final run up to Christmas.  Just after walking in the door I am greeted by this: Yes, the large Windows … Continue reading

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Is Windows RT the ultimate example of using Telemetry?

I’ve long been thinking of doing a series of postings on both Microsoft and the industry’s use of telemetry and was about ready to start when I realized I’d rather put a cart before the horse.  Many have scratched their … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft making a dent in public perception?

Sometimes I see a headline akin to “Microsoft is cool again” and wonder if that could really be true.  Then I think about how Windows 8/Windows Phone 8/Surface advertising has replaced campaign ads as the reason I need to fast … Continue reading

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A scenario where the Surface shined

My wife and I are in the process of planning a vacation.  Now I’ve used an iPad to do a lot of travel planning and booking, but always found it tedious.  Sure its simple enough to go in and book … Continue reading

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Are OEMs creating a self-fulfilling prophesy?

Having just written about the paucity of Windows Tablets in the retail channel I have to wonder if Microsoft’s OEMs are creating a self-fulfilling prophesy.  Microsoft came out with the Surface because the OEMs weren’t creating the kinds of products necessary to … Continue reading

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