If you have Windows 8, you’ll want to update to Windows 8.1… like now


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Microsoft released Windows 8.1 today, a free update for everyone running Windows 8.  Just open the app store, you can’t miss it.   What do you get with Windows 8.1?  Quite a bit actually. Start button is back Better search Better apps Better app snapping (more multitasking) Outlook on Windows RT Integrated SkyDrive Better Start […]

Why I Chose to Return My Surface


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It was a sad day at the Mall of America today.  I decided to return my Surface after 12 days of use.  I spoke pretty highly of the Surface hours after buying it (and even listed quite a few reasons why I had to have the device) however after having the device for a little while […]

Remote Debugging With Visual Studio 2012 and a Surface


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So you just got your Surface and it’s all personalized, sync’d, app’d up, and ready to debug your Windows Store app?  But wait, everyone tells you that you can’t install anything outside of the Windows Store on this device since it’s an ARM based PC, and the Visual Studio Remote Debugging client doesn’t come pre-installed…  myth […]

Why I Chose a Surface


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  The days leading up to the Windows 8 launch I thought I knew what I wanted.  I was convinced months ago that I was going to buy a Surface.  As the days grew closer and closer to the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface,  I started to convince myself that Windows RT was […]