Surface Pro 3 for Developers–Sightings in the Wild

When I’m out and about and I fire up my Surface Pro 3, I look around for other Surface devices. I guess I’m looking for kindred spirits. I was at a Developers’ event on the weekend. As usual I glanced around and there were about thirty portable computers of various kinds from mega-gaming machines to tiny tablets.  Seven of them were Surface Pro units (mostly Surface Pro 3). Except for the Microsoft Store,  that’s the most Surface  devices I’ve ever seen in one place. That was fun and edifying. We compared notes. Several of us have the docking station. Most … Continue reading Surface Pro 3 for Developers–Sightings in the Wild

Surface Pro 3: Wireless Display Adapter/Miracast

If you are having trouble connecting your Surface Pro 3 to the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter AND you have antivirus/firewall software running, try temporarily disabling the firewall. If that allows you to connect, then turn on the firewall again and set a rule/exception to your firewall settings. Allow:C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exeAllow In/Out connections for TCP and UDP, Ports: All. Here’s how it looks in ESET Endpoint Security SETUP > Advanced Setup Personal Firewall > Rules Add General   Miracast   Direction:Both, Action:Allow, Protocol: TCP & UDP Local C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe And that should allow you to connect to your Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter through your firewall. See … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: Wireless Display Adapter/Miracast

Surface Pro 3: Great Service at the Microsoft Store

I dropped by the Microsoft Store to invest some time getting to know the Surface 3. Almost as an afterthought on the way in I decided to make an appointment to see a technical specialist while I was in there. The main problem was that the keyboard was unresponsive when waking from sleep. The keys would light up but the key presses did not register on the Surface Pro 3. The workaround was to remove and replace the keyboard after resuming from sleep.  This was mildly annoying and downright embarrassing when I had to do this in front of other … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: Great Service at the Microsoft Store