What Can You Do With That Old Tablet PC?

I have a couple of old slate format Tablet PCs that have outlived their batteries. So they are no longer portable, but other than that just as functional as they ever were. I have parked one on the corner of the desk where I most frequently jot down notes by hand. I have it running Windows 7 and OneNote (desktop version)  and I no longer have to pull the Surface Pro 2 out of my bag to make a quick note.  And because the OneNote file is on OneDrive, my notes are accessible everywhere. This is great.

Windows 8 Tablets: 32 Models In 2012?

This just in from Information Week “Microsoft and its hardware partners plan to deliver more than 30 Windows 8-based tablets to the market in time for this year’s holiday shopping season, according to a published report. Hardware makers such as Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, HP, and Toshiba are planning to release a total of 32 Windows 8 tablets by year’s end, according to Digitimes, a Taiwanese publication that closely tracks the offshore electronics manufacturing market. The publication, citing unnamed sources, said that all of the devices will run on Intel or AMD chips, and that Windows 8 on ARM systems … Continue reading Windows 8 Tablets: 32 Models In 2012?

Steve Ballmer Says Microsoft Is "Hardcore" About Tablet Computing

  Steve Ballmer says Microsoft is “hardcore” about making Windows 7 slate computers like the iPad. Ballmer delivered a keynote speech this morning in Washington DC at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). The focus of the speech was on Microsoft’s cloud operations, but Ballmer did say Windows 7 phones and slates were coming this year. Microsoft listed all the partners for Microsoft’s slates and phones. Twitter user Javiergc posted the below screengrab and highlighted that HP might be working with Microsoft on a slate, after all. Ballmer also said he expects to sell 350 million Windows units this year. … Continue reading Steve Ballmer Says Microsoft Is "Hardcore" About Tablet Computing

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 and Tablet PCs – Very happy so far

I’ve got Windows 7 RC running on most of my Tablet PCs and I am very happy with the results. This includes Tablet PCs that were originally shipped with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Except for some minor issues like getting screen rotation to work on a Motion M1400, things are working as well, if not better than they did XP. Certainly better than they did in Vista. I just got a new external hard drive so I could do complete backups of my last few production machines and then I’ll load Windows 7 RC on those too. But overall … Continue reading Windows 7 RC Build 7100 and Tablet PCs – Very happy so far

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 are available for download There is also a download for Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition with Service Pack 1. You can read about all the changes in the overview.     Now just in case you are not a developer, there is an other treat.   Autoruns for Windows version 9.3 For people running Tablet PCs there seems to be a passion for understanding and controlling processes, especially those that start automatically. Autoruns is a great tool for finding and controlling all of those. This utility, which … Continue reading Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

LinkedIn and Tablet PCs

I tossed out a question on LinkedIn today. Do you own a Tablet PC? Do you use the Inking or Touch capabilities? Always / Often / Rarely More or less than you expected? Would you get another one That was seven hours ago – and in that time there have been 16 answers. That is a pretty enthusiastic response compared to similar questions asked over the past couple of years.  Perhaps this is an indicator of heightened awareness, and perhaps even enthusiasm. Check out the answers. It’s interesting to see what people are thinking. People’s Answers at LinkedIn Background: I was … Continue reading LinkedIn and Tablet PCs

Tablet Enhancements for Outlook is now Free!

This is great news from Josh Einstein. From the Einstein Technologies site Download TEO 3.0 for free… no strings attached! Download Tablet Enhancements for Outlook and find out why so many Tablet PC users will never use Outlook on their tablets without it. There’s no expiration date, no limits, etc. It’s just free. I have been using TEO for years and wouldn’t use Outlook on a Tablet PC without it. If you don’t have it yet, go get it now and find out why.   http://www.tabletoutlook.com/teo/Try.aspx   Thank you Josh!

21 Great Technologies That Failed

PC Mag still doesn’t get it. Imagine including the Tablet PC as one of the 21 Great Technologies That Failed Tablet PCs (2002)Rather than typing on a PC, why not write on it as though it were a pad of paper? And have the CPU interpret your chicken scratch, sort your notes, and generally work in a much smarter way? Based on sales, it seems the world still isn’t ready for the Tablet PC. Nevertheless, Gates is convinced you’ll eventually love this system. I think the failure here, is that PC Mag doesn’t comprehend that having the Tablet PC features … Continue reading 21 Great Technologies That Failed

The Buzz is back – a lot faster and looking good.

John Hill at TabletPCBuzz has completed the transition to the new forum software. He writes. As of today, June 2nd, we have successfully migrated all the users and posts from our previous (Snitz) forum software to our new (vBulletin) forums.I hope you like the improvement. I am very appreciative of all your patience.If you are an existing user, you will have to reset your password. It takes just a minute and is an automated process through email.TO GET YOUR PASSWORD RESET, ENTER YOUR USERNAME AND THEN CLICK ‘LOGIN’ – THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE PASSWORD RESET PROCESS.It will take … Continue reading The Buzz is back – a lot faster and looking good.

OneNote and Education Blog

Mike Tholfsen – Test Manager of the OneNote Team has kicked off his blog, OneNote and Education. I am interested in how OneNote can help enhance the learning environment and I believe OneNote will be a primary tool for 21st century education.  We also plan to have other guest bloggers from the OneNote team and from other Microsoft teams post education-related entries here.  John Guin is still writing the OneNote Testing blog so even though I’m the test manager, this blog will be about OneNote and education. Because there are so many things happening right now with OneNote and education, … Continue reading OneNote and Education Blog