Surface Pro Pen Compatibility / Interoperability FAQ

Many customers seem confused about which Surface Pen features work on which Surface devices. The table below summarizes compatibility between different pen generations and Surface device models. Pressure sensitivity, latency, initial activation force, and tilt functionality are detailed as well using best available information as of 2017/05/29. Disclaimer: This information is subject to change if/when... Continue Reading →

A Quick Visit to the Microsoft Store

I dropped by the University Village Microsoft store in Seattle today to check out the 2017 Surface Pro and see if it worked with ergonomic vertical docking stations. The new Pro is a wonderful machine when you feel it in your hands. The smooth edges make a difference. The Alcantara keyboard is nice and smooth too.... Continue Reading →

Charity Auction Surface Battlestation

Because I love the Surface community so much, last month I offered a full ergonomic workstation build for a charity auction. I wasn't sure anyone would be interested, but two people bid multiple times. Thanks to Glenn for the winning bid and allowing me to take a photo of his beautiful hand-built desk and the... Continue Reading →

How to launch Edge -inprivate by default

IE, FireFox, Chrome, Opera and almost every other browser lets you start in a private mode by default. Why not Edge? Well there is an app for that. Download Autohotkey and save the below script as Edge-InPrivate.ahk: ; Run MSEdge, sleep 1s, press ctrl+shift+p to open inprivate window, sleep 1s, close original window Menu, Tray, Icon, %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe... Continue Reading →

A Surface Family Portrait

Wow, certainly a lot of stuff! Most of it was purchased used, discounted, or acquired as developer freebies/hackathon prizes and are in various states of disrepair. Time to salvage parts for the next set of projects and give stuff away... The Nuclear Family: Surface Pro 4 Surface Pro 3 Surface RT 3-in-1 VESA dock for... Continue Reading →

Surface Pro 2017, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and docking station power supplies

Many folks on Reddit and SurfaceForums.net were interested in all the power supply (P/S) options for the latest 2016/2017 Surface products. Here are all the specs, product links, and FAQ in a handy list: 102 Watt P/S: 15V@6.33amps + 5V@1.5amps Model: 1798 Intended for: Surface Book with Performance base Other models will work OK MS info link Amazon... Continue Reading →

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