I met Tony Bradley a few years ago at some technology shindig we attended in Las Vegas a few years ago and we have stayed in touch. Tony is a very highly regarded tech analyst and writer with a very strong security background and I always ping him when I want to get a second opinion on major Microsoft...

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...

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...

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 /...

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...

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...

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...

One of the greatest benefits of mobile computing is the ability to work remotely. Armed with a notebook PC, tablet, or even just a smartphone under the right circumstances, you can get work done from just about anywhere from your living room, to a coffee shop on the corner, or a hotel room around the...

Which browser is best in Windows 8 on a Surface Pro? Day 15 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series sets out to try and answer that question. To be honest, there is no “right” answer to that question. Each of the browsers has pros and cons, and the decision about which is “best” is largely subjective, and a matter...

I’m nearly half-way through the 30 Days with Surface Pro experience, and so far I’ve managed just fine using a mouse at while using the Surface Pro at my desk. For Day 14, though, I’m making the switch to a Logitech t650 touchpad. Why not? Windows 8 is designed for touch. You’re supposed to tap, swipe, and pinch...