How many verticals does your company excel at?

I recently saw an infographic circulating on LinkedIn with a collection of brands from the top US tech companies excluding Microsoft. I'm not sure who authored the graphic since I've seen it re-posted by several people, but in my opinion it was presented with little context and missed a ton of relevant brands. It piqued my... Continue Reading →


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 2017/07/31. 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 were interested the various power supply options for 2015 and later Surface products. Here is a list of frequently asked questions followed by power supply specs and product links.   Which power supplies are compatible with which devices? Power supplies intended for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro... Continue Reading →

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