What’s better than diving in to do a 30 Days series? Diving in to two different experiences simultaneously and writing TWO 30 Days series. Today is the first post in the new 30 Days with Windows Phone 8.1 series. As I pointed out when I announced the two 30 Days series, I will be immersing myself in both the Surface...

It’s time to officially kick off the 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series. I conducted a similar series of posts–immersing myself in the experience for 30 days–with the original Surface Pro. I never did get around to revisiting the concept with the Surface Pro 2–although it was a much better device than the original in many...

OK so I usually dont do these because I think they’re usually whacky but this time I got 2 different sources so here goes. THIS IS JUST A RUMOR – I HAVE NO INDEPENDENT CORROBORATION A couple of different sources have sent in tips that Microsoft are all but done with selecting the next CEO for the company and the...

Microsoft announced today that it will offer a free Touch or Type cover along with the Surface RT for a limited time. That seems like a conveniently appropriate time to finish posting the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, picking up on Day 20 with my thoughts on the Surface keyboard covers. The iPad and other tablets...

OK. Let’s take the 30 Days with Surface Pro series show on the road. I’ve spent the first two-weeks (plus) using the Surface Pro as a “desktop PC”, but now it’s time to take the tablet out for a spin as an actual mobile device. It’s thicker and heavier than most tablets, but the Surface Pro isn’t a pure tablet....

Remember books? I used to actually read them. Now, the only books I own that are printed on actual paper are really just decorations for my office. They make me look smarter. As for the books I actually read, though? Those are all digital. Even before there was an iPad, there was a Kindle, and an ereader / ebook...

For Day 17 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I’m taking a closer look at how Windows 8 handles split screen. It turns out that it makes a difference whether you’re connected to a 23-inch monitor, or just trying to work on the Surface Pro tablet itself. The 50/50 split I’m used to with Aero Snap is awesome on a...

I’ve been a huge fan of Aero Snap ever since I first started using Windows 7. It quickly became second-nature for me to drag windows around to quickly maximize or minimize them, or snap them to the left or right half of the display. For Day 17 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I am taking a closer look at the...

Day 16 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series examines using Skype, Lync, and other video chat tools to engage with people over the Internet from a Surface Pro. From a business perspective, there are a number of advantages to deploying Surface Pro tablets to users as opposed to traditional desktop or laptop PCs. One...