Tag Archives: Surface

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Once again Microsoft appears to have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, this time repeating a key mistake from the Windows 8 era.  Microsoft was on the path to a coupe, launching the seemingly excellent Surface Go well ahead … Continue reading

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Maybe Consumer Reports is right about the Microsoft Surface family

I’ve been watching all the uproar, and denial, from Consumer Reports (CR) dropping its recommendation of Microsoft’s Surface line, but I have to tell you I think CR might be on to something.  Sure there are plenty of power users … 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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What if Microsoft got NOOKed?

Earlier this month rumors circulated that Microsoft was looking at purchasing the Nook business (in which it already owns a stake) from Barnes and Noble.  I wrote about the deal a year ago, so you might want to review that … 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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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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Outlook RT for Windows RT

A few days ago Mary Jo Foley  reported that Microsoft was testing an Outlook client for Windows RT.  She also reported on some of the internal controversy around this move, and I wanted to add some analysis to this apparent situation. … Continue reading

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