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Microsoft Addresses Surface Pro Concerns

Microsoft Addresses Surface Pro Concerns | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft corporate VP Panos Panay and the Surface team took to Reddit today to address some of the concerns that have cropped up in the wake of the first Surface with Windows 8 Pro reviews.

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"They're listening, people. And you're going to like the answers" ...

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Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple

Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple | Microsoft | Scoop.it

It's being widely reported that the Surface Pro arrives with a lot of its onboard storage already full up: but this is a foolish criticism to focus on.

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"iPad a bit full? Bad luck, buy a new one" ...

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Video | Surface Windows 8 Pro Overview

Learn more about Surface Windows 8 Pro. See more, share more, and do more with Surface.
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I'm a PC. No, wait, I'm a tablet ...

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Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game

Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Even if the Surface Pro is not strictly a laptop killer, it nonetheless changes the game. It's a machine nobody's built before, and it should get a lot of imaginations whirring. For thousands of people, it will be an ideal mobile companion.
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Will Surface Pro mean the end of the question: “Hmm, should I take my laptop or my iPad?”

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Windows RT jailbroken to run ARM-based desktop apps

Windows RT jailbroken to run ARM-based desktop apps | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Windows RT operating system has finally been jailbroken. Security researcher clrokr claims to have developed a way to allow desktop applications to run on Microsoft's ARM-based OS.

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It will be interesting to see how will Microsoft react ...

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Here comes Microsoft Surface Pro, 64 bits and all

Here comes Microsoft Surface Pro, 64 bits and all | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The Windows 8 Pro version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is just around the corner. Here's what to expect.

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Looks like a very good option for business users, but let's wait for a hands-on review...

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Microsoft-Intel Push to Rival Apple in Tablets Sputtering

Microsoft-Intel Push to Rival Apple in Tablets Sputtering | Microsoft | Scoop.it
A push by Microsoft Corp. and Intel
Corp. to combat Apple Inc.’s iPad in the $63.2 billion tablet market is getting off to a slow start.
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Mixed signals here ...

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Five Ways the Surface RT Beats the iPad

Five Ways the Surface RT Beats the iPad | Microsoft | Scoop.it
I've had a month to play with the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet. Microsoft faces a serious challenge to compete against devices like the Apple iPad, Google Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, and other full-size tablets.
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Balanced article by Tony Bradley. But Surface Pro (due in January) will be a better fit for business use ...

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For Windows 8, a Familiar Launch Story

For Windows 8, a Familiar Launch Story | Microsoft | Scoop.it

While Windows enthusiasts are understandably spooked by news that Windows 8 hasn’t met Microsoft’s internal sales projections, the situation is far more nuanced on the shelves of retailers both electronic and brick and mortar.

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Microsoft Surface With Windows RT vs. Apple iPad: Specs Compared

Microsoft Surface With Windows RT vs. Apple iPad: Specs Compared | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Will the new Surface tablet finally be Microsoft's iPad-killer? We stack up the numbers to see.

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Microsoft's Surface challenge: Proving it's a premium product worth a premium price

Microsoft's Surface challenge: Proving it's a premium product worth a premium price | Microsoft | Scoop.it

I think there's a market for premium, differentiated PC/tablet hybrids that aren't trying to compete primarily on price. I'm hoping Microsoft's Surface proves this category exists.

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Another large Surface street ad shows up in Hollywood

Another large Surface street ad shows up in Hollywood | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft continues to expand its viral street ad campaign for the Surface tablet with a large image placed on the side of the Fonda Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in LA.

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10 reasons I can't wait to get a Microsoft Surface tablet

10 reasons I can't wait to get a Microsoft Surface tablet | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Will the Surface tablet alleviate some of the shortcomings of existing tablet offerings?

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200 Million Workers Want Windows 8 Tablets, Not iPads

200 Million Workers Want Windows 8 Tablets, Not iPads | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Two hundred million IT workers want Windows tablets, a report for Forrester claimed Monday, quite a bit more than the 900,000 Surface RT tablets that IDC estimated have already been sold into the channel.
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Logical choice for business workers ...

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Surface Pro release date Feb 9; it's 'New and exciting' says Microsoft

Surface Pro release date Feb 9; it's 'New and exciting' says Microsoft | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Surface Pro now has its release date. Microsoft announces it'll be available on February 9—in the U.S. and Canada, at least (the plan for other countries isn't clear).

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Bloggy bits about Surface Pro gathered by Richi Jennings ...

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Apple iPad not replacing laptops, Microsoft Surface can: SAP

Apple iPad not replacing laptops, Microsoft Surface can: SAP | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft is expected this month to roll out a "Surface Pro" tablet compatible with legacy PC software developed over decades.
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Different solutions for different needs ...

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Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro

Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft has given ZDNet a brief look at its eagerly awaited x86 tablet, which runs the full version of Windows 8.
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Yummy!

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Surface Pro release date set for late January

Surface Pro release date set for late January | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is set to go on sale in late January.

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A couple of weeks of patience ...

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AdDuplex: Surface Still Rules Nascent Windows 8 Devices Market

AdDuplex: Surface Still Rules Nascent Windows 8 Devices Market | Microsoft | Scoop.it
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Very fragmented market ...

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Microsoft reportedly planning three new Surface tablets

Microsoft reportedly planning three new Surface tablets | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Well, this is interesting: it turns out that Microsoft might be planning as many as three new Surface tablets for release next year.
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Hoax or info?

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Microsoft’s Long And Winding Road To Becoming Kind Of Cool

Microsoft’s Long And Winding Road To Becoming Kind Of Cool | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, Microsoft has released a body of work that even I must grudgingly admit is interesting, innovative, and sometimes downright visionary.

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Microsoft CEO hints (again) that more hardware is on the way

Microsoft CEO hints (again) that more hardware is on the way | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's boss has thrown more fuel on the fire that the company will develop more hardware, as it seeks to expand its range of services to Surface-like devices, among others.

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Microsoft Surface RT Priced: 32GB For $499 Without Touch Cover, $599 With; 64GB For $699

Microsoft Surface RT Priced: 32GB For $499 Without Touch Cover, $599 With; 64GB For $699 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft today detailed pricing for its Surface tablets, at least those running the scaled down RT version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system designed for use on low-power processors.

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Microsoft employees to receive free Surface RT, Windows Phone 8, and new Windows 8 PCs

Microsoft employees to receive free Surface RT, Windows Phone 8, and new Windows 8 PCs | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that all full-time employees, currently over 90,000 of them, will receive a free Surface RT tablet, Windows Phone 8 device, and a refreshed Windows 8 work machine.

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Dell promises plenty of Windows 8 devices to compete with Surface

Dell promises plenty of Windows 8 devices to compete with Surface | Microsoft | Scoop.it

"You'll see new Windows 8 ultrabooks, all-in-one tablets and converged devices in the fourth quarter and headed into next year."

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