Surface General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Steve S, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Not me. Totally just guessing here as well. :D
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Satya Nadella's new mantra is "Cloud First....Mobile First...."

    Surface, Phone cover both and Xbox is both (as a brand).

    Office on iPad covers both, just as Office was available on Mac it made sense to bring it there...
     
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    <<...Perhaps I overstated the hypothesis with the analogy to thin clients, because the best work still has to be done in software on the device, but I see...more of a backend horsepower solution akin to thin-clients...>>

    Maybe yes, maybe no. Cloud-backed thin clients will certainly have their place in the future, but I'd make the observation that there is a very large and influential user segment... the Government and the military... who will be very cautious about connectivity. Microsoft's solution are going to have to support on-platform (sub)solutions for a very long time to come. In fact, there's a distinct possibility that cloud-based solutions may get completely derailed in the future. It will only take one serious cyberattack in the right enclave...
     
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    Do the Surface RT/new Surface support Widi/Miracast?

    I just started using the Netgear PTV3000 at home and at the office and came away really impressed. I'm considering selling my personal Win8 machine and maybe moving to an RT device since I now have work Surface Pro2. Just want to make sure all my accessories would work if I made such a switch.
     
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    Surface RT (original) does not support Miracast, but the Surface 2 does.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Make sure you update to the latest Firmware on the PTV3000 it helps. Also, if I had to do it over I would buy the Actiontec SceenBeam Pro over the Netgear as the performance is better (I own both).

    Surface devices that support Miracast: Surface 2, Pro (with 8.1 and updated firmware) and Pro 2...
     
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    Looking into some kind of Miracast solution myself, as the DNLA on my TV blows.... :-\
    Will have a look at the ActionTec as well.
     
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    I use the Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro on my 24" LCD at my desk for my extended monitor, could never do that with the Netgear as the delay was to great....
     
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    Good to know, I was going to buy a 2nd Netgear, but will look into Actiontec for my other TV. Input delay wasn't as important for my intended movie streaming uses, but if I can avoid it, I might as well.
     
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