30 Days Archive

Surface Pro 3, Day 3: Logging in to Windows 8.1

There are many elements of Windows 8.1 that are tied to a Microsoft account. You can log in to Windows 8.1 using a Local account, but when you do so you lose much of the syncing and

30 Days with Windows Phone 8.1: Day 1

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

30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 1

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

Rumor: Microsoft to appoint new CEO in the next month

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

30 Days with Surface Pro: Day 20

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

30 Days with Surface Pro: Day 19

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

30 Days with Surface Pro: Day 18

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

30 Days with Surface Pro: Day 17

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

30 Days with Surface Pro: Day 17

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

30 Days with Surface Pro: Day 16

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