An NOC sys admin new personal office workspace

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    Life is looking up!

    After nearly 15 years working for the same employer and a few steps up the corporate ladder (the lack of family life must have meant something) I finally get my own personal office: An old abandoned workspace!

    The room is a mess. Those old tables has to go and IT needs to de- commissioned those old desktop PCs. The 3 huge Sony TVs are mine to utilise.

    In this domain, my oldy Surface 3 rules!



    Concept: Paperless Office

    Furniture:

    1 X Table with cable management.

    Power:

    Uninterrupted Power Supply

    Equipment:

    Surface 3 & Note 5, to be replaced with Galaxy Book 2
    or YogaBook2 C930 & Note 9 in Feb 2019.



    This is a collage of the current state and layout of my office. Waiting for our vendor to come over to discuss my needs and requirements before renovating the office:


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    In the meantime. I did a quick diagram of what I want in terms of my PC equipment below:

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    Pretty simple requirement really. All advice and suggestions are welcome
     
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    @djas somewhat off-topic, but do Windows animations slow down become choppy for you when connecting additional display via Miracast?
     
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    I would say it depends on the type of Miracast dongles you connect. We invested on a fleet of Microsoft Wireless Adapter V2 a while back. The performance is top-notch. The latency is so minute you can't tell the difference, really.

    Miracast is not meant for gaming, I don't think, but for everything else, it is great. At my workplace, we are all wireless, even our keyboard and mouse (BYOD) if you want to.

    In addition, try to avoid built-in Wi-Di that come built-in into Smart TVs; they are not good at all.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I am using a tablet as a portable wireless monitor, via Windows Connect feature which utilizes Miracast.

    When I am maximing or minimizing windows on either main display, or wireless display, the animation of maximizing/minimizing windows is choppy, as if it goes in steps instead of one smooth sequence. It takes the same time for minimize/maximize, but this choppiness annoys me very much. So far I just disabled this animation.

    Most people don't use Miracast/Wireless Display/Windows Connect at all, and information on the subject is very scarce...
     
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    Yes! The facility is there natively. It is curios why very few people is aware of the capability.

    Are you using:

    1. Samsung's Smart view or
    2. A 3rd party Miracast Transmitter like Twomon USB Wifi app as Miracast-sink?
    When I had my Tab A, I used to Miracast to it from my Surface 3 as an extended display. It works very well with option 1. Not good at all with option 2. So YMWV.

    As an aside, I Miracast my Note 5 all the time
    via Connect App to the Surface 3 when I need to present or show something to someone while I am out of office. They hold the Surface while I manipulate content on the Note 5. It's like "Wow! How do you do that?"
     
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    I am using a Windows 10 tablet (chinese Surface 3 clone with same display but faster CPU), it doesn't require any additional hardware or software just like Surface 3.

    Actually I didn't know I could just disable these minimize-maximize animations until today, silly me. \= Still, I would appreciate if you check how they behave on your system with wireless display connected. The toggle can be found at System->Advanced System Settings->Performance Settings->Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing.

    As for projecting from smartphones - I use always-on VPN, and was unable to make Wireless Display on Android work while VPN client is active. )=
     
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    Ah, via Connect then. I have no answer for you vis-a-vis the animation latency. Maybe check the build of the clone's wifi card. It might be that. You already turned off animation so that should help.
     
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    Without animation all is fine and dandy. The animation is not late, but choppy. It becomes choppy on laptop's display as well, as soon as I connect wireless display. Guess I'll just keep it disabled, then.
     
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    I made a YouTube video about Miracast 2nd display if you are interested in watching. Click on my signature and search for "MS Surface 3 extended its screen"
     
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