Veeam Giving Away a Surface RT for August 2013

Veeam provides monthly drawings for techie goodies, and has been doing so since October 2012.  This month they are giving away a Microsoft Surface RT.  I’m not sure whether or not this includes a keyboard, but the Surface RT is a solid Windows tablet.  It may have gotten some bad press recently due to Microsoft’s reported left-over stock numbers, but...

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Manage Windows Server 2012 using Windows RT or Windows 8

Microsoft recently released a free Windows Store app that allows you to manage users, devices, alerts and access shared files in Windows Server 2012.  While the app description suggests just Windows Server 2012 Essentials, it does work with Windows Server 2012, too.  If you’re managing this environment and are running Windows 8 or Windows RT (Microsoft Surface), you’ll want to...

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A Private Cloud app has “Surfaced” in the Windows Store

One of the neater things about owning a Microsoft Surface is the Windows Store, and getting notified when something “System Center” rolls into the list of available apps.  Just in time for Christmas, Haitao Chen’s My Private Cloud app has been approved and is now available for free download from the Windows Store.  It currently only connects to the Orchestrator...

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Monitor your MDT deployments with this Windows 8 app

Available for both Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT (Microsoft Surface), the MDT Deployment Monitor, from Tim Nilimaa, allows you to connect to your MDT Deployment Share that has Monitoring activated and follow the status of each and every deployment. It even works over the Internet! There’s a Windows Phone 8 version coming, it’s just not available in the Windows Phone store...

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Microsoft Surface Owner feedback program

Enter your Microsoft Surface serial number and a few miscellaneous personal items, and you’ll be able to give feedback on the Microsoft Surface.  In addition, for your feedback, you’ll be entered to win $200 toward any Microsoft Surface accessories. Link:  http://www1.gfk-wi.com/wix/p287393241.aspx?l=9

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Retail Fail: Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro gets official pricing and January 2013 availability

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Microsoft Surface because the first one was released with the slightly impaired Windows RT, you can now start saving your pennies (well, a LOT of pennies).  If you’re really Surface-hungry after taking time to mull over Microsoft’s announcement, expect to cash in those pennies in January 2013. Microsoft just announced the January 2013...

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Microsoft Surface RT gets a firmware update and two security patches

Available through Windows Update today, Microsoft has issued 8 updates that are applicable for the Microsoft Surface RT.  Two are security updates and one is an actual Firmware update that brings added performance for application execution.  After the update apps are responding faster, launching almost 2 second faster than before.  That may not sound like a big improvement, but it...

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Google comes to Windows RT

Bing is a great search engine and an awesome and seamless way to search the web on the Microsoft Surface.  But, you kind of knew this was coming.  Google has released a search component for the Microsoft Surface, specifically for Windows RT, that allows you to add Google search and apps to the Windows RT mix. The app is a...

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