A closer look at Windows Ink

Here’s a reason to like Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. Windows has always been at the forefront of making human–computing interaction more natural, and with the digital pen in mind, we have delivered Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/04/22/a-closer-look-at-windows-ink/#el08RZ33QYKuLk2v.99   Source: A closer look at Windows Ink

May Updates for Surface Book

May 2016 updates The following updates will be listed when you check for updates in Windows or view your Windows update history after installing the updates: Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Control Logic Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller Intel driver update for Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in … Continue reading May Updates for Surface Book

Battery Indicator in the Notifications Area

This is a Windows 10 thing, not a Surface thing I know, but if you’ve got a Surface you watch the Battery Icon. It’s more fun with a Surface Book though. This morning I glanced down at the notifications area to check on the status of the battery. The Battery icon was gone, and so too was the option to customize the hidden icons. If this happens to you, you can click in the Notifications area ^ “Show Hidden Icons” and drag the Battery icon (or any of the others) back to the Notifications area. In this video you can … Continue reading Battery Indicator in the Notifications Area

Microsoft Surface Data Eraser

Microsoft Surface Data Eraser is a tool that boots from a USB stick and allows you to perform a secure wipe of all data from a Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro device. A Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick requires only the ability to boot from USB. The USB tool is easy to create by using the provided wizard, the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser Wrapper, and easy to use with a simple graphic interface, no command line needed. Read all about it here: Microsoft Data Eraser

Surface Pro 4 Adapter for Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

I’m a big fan of the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, but the Surface Pro 4 is a little thinner. You can use the Surface Pro 4 in the older style docking station but it’s not an exact fit. There’s an adapter available for free.  Get it at the Microsoft Store (call ahead to make sure that they have stock), or order it through Send my Surface in for Service The new style Surface Dock is a completely different approach. Much more portable and it works with Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.     Source:How to … Continue reading Surface Pro 4 Adapter for Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 7 Windows 10 fix for Surface

I use Sketchbook Pro 7 on all my Surface Pro devices, and now too, the Surface 3.  Under Windows 10 I found that the pen tracked fine for all the user interface points (radial menu and Windows controls) but was offset in the drawing area. Solution: Use the Windows Compatibility Tool. Locate the program file. On my machine it wasC:\Program Files\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro 7 Right Click – click Troubleshoot Compatibility Troubleshoot Program The program opens but doesn’t display correctly Test the program. You have to do this before you click Next. Save the settings for this program Finished

Surface: Doing Presentations with Ink

Do you need to do presentations,  live demos or teach with  your Surface then you probably need ZoomIt. Written by Mark Russinovich, here is how he introduces it. ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen … Continue reading Surface: Doing Presentations with Ink

Surface: Restore, Refresh, Reset

Every now and then I come across an article and I just know that I’ll need it someday. Here is one of those. Quoting verbatim from the Microsoft Support site If you’re having a problem with your Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, or Surface 3, you may be able to restore, refresh, or reset it and solve the problem. Before you begin Solution 1: Restore your Surface to an earlier point in time Solution 2: Refresh your Surface Solution 3: Reset your Surface Before you begin To perform a restore, refresh, or reset, you’ll need to check … Continue reading Surface: Restore, Refresh, Reset