Surface Go

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  1. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Screenshots are invoked by pressing the power button and volume up at the same time.

    OneNote works just as good on iOS on the Go (I was using the UWP). One thing that is definitely better is that when you add line space, it is really quick.
     
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    Just imagine what the millennials will be using 30 years hence...you are a steely-eyed missile man my friend.
     
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    Thanks for the redirect.

    Moderators take note, maybe we should have a sticky "Dale's Current Tablet/Forum". It would let other less active and new forum members find out where Dale is hanging out and what tablet he's using.

    :)
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I don't often literally laugh out loud when reading TPCR, well done! :D
     
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    Thanks.

    I am always sensitive to how hard it is to read tone into a message.

    I want Dale (and others) to know it was said in jest. I really appreciate hearing his travels, because by living vicariously through his travels, I can think about alternatives and better appreciate what I have. Dale's experiences are on par with Lisa and Daniel. His reviews might not be as in depth, but it is more educational to hear about the use case.

    One thing I'd like to see Dale write up is a HOWTO to rapidly spin up a new machine. Unfortunately, Windows Backup isn't as robust as TimeMachine. So there is still a lot of manual configuration to get all of the new programs loaded and configured. It'd be interesting to hear if Dale uses some utility to rapidly transfer settings?

    Even with a NAS and OneDrive, I still don't like the productivity hit to spin up a new machine.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Well based on my experience with my new go with LTE, battery life is now the Achilles heel with this thing.
    For comparison with my personal go I was able to get about 6-8 hours of use per charge (which usually includes a lot of tethering to my iPhone) which was enough given my typical day.
    Using the go with LTE with I was barely able to get 4 hours before the battery gave up the ghost. Based on what a couple of people that have Surface Pro 2017 with LTE have observed t a similar drop in battery life compared to without LTE.

    So I hope that the rumors/speculation that a WOS surface possibly with this chip is true.

    Especially since by comparison I got two whole days of use with the Samsung Galaxy Book two with LTE and still had about 25% battery left
     
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    :vbconfused::vbeek::vbconfused::vbfrown::vbconfused::vbrolleyes:
     
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    Hmmmmm...I don't know how rapid that is...
    • I keep all of my essential documents and forms in the Windows Documents directory, and keep it backed up to the mSDXC card, which is the key to the resets. I also export my Office app custom ribbons to this card (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook).
    • The mSDXC card (you could do this with a thumb drive, but then it's not an install and go solution) contains all other data files I use on at least a weekly basis.
    • I start with installing all updates to the new device, and setting up wired and wireless networking (including cellular)
    • Next off to my Office.com account. I have a business level account, and I install the entire Office Suite, then open each application and import the customized ribbons.
    • Start up Outlook and install my office email account and let it start the long sync (about 3gb +/-)
    • Point OneNote towards my business SharePoint directory to load my notes. If I ever get to a one device solution the notebooks will be relocated to the mSDXC drive and no more cloud sync
    • Then I copy the backup of the "Documents" directory on the mSDXC card to the C: drive
    • Last comes Chrome - yes, I know it is a resource hog and can gum up the works, but I have years of customized bookmarks, especially for legal research - including for quick searches in Lexis (and before that Westlaw)
    As you can see it is time consuming, but I never take down the predecessor until the successor is set to go. Also, a lot of this installation is on a start and go back to work basis as the tedious work goes on - no need to sit and monitor the installs. The biggest thing is to follow the same routine each time and it moves along in a fairly smooth and semi-autonomous manner.

    It does get to be a stickier problem if the new device does not have a mSDXC slot, because then you have to do it as an external drive and slow file transfer instead of just plug it in the slot and go.

    After reading this, I imagine everyone will hold onto their systems for at least five years to avoid the hassle.
     
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