Following the success of the Surface Pro 3, it was time to look at bigger ambitions for the Surface brand but there was one little problem.
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The twelfth chapter discusses how a perfect storm of Windows, Surface, and changing market conditions forced two executives from their positions.
The eleventh chapter discusses how Microsoft's most successful promotion of the Surface hardware was actually an accident.
As I have done for the past couple of years, I like to write down what I am using at the end of the year to see how things have changed.
The tenth chapter dives into the second iteration of the Surface RT 2 but what the story really tells, is how Brad, Paul, and Mary Jo started working together.
This past week, we were in Orlando for Ignite 2019 and when we were not busy writing posts, here's what was going on behind the scenes.
The eighth chapter dives into the second interation of the Surface RT 2 but what the story really tells, is how Brad, Paul, and Mary Jo started working together.
The seventh chapter dives into the turmoil surrounding the writedown of the Surface RT inventory and the long-lasting impacts this decision had on the Surface brand.
Chapter six brings together many of the major hurdles in the development of the Surface RT; it all comes crashing together.
Chapter five is all about Microsoft finally showing the world its new tablet but not everything went according to plan.
The past couple of weeks, we have been on the road and as we have done before, we filmed a bit about what happens when the blog posts are not being written.
Microsoft's Surface tablet is what started off the company's hardware adventure - here's the commentary for the fourth chapter of Beneath a Surface.
Microsoft is hosting its Build 2019 developer conference this week in Seattle. And yes, Brad, Mary Jo, and I are here to cover the show.
Brad and Paul are participating in a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) today, Tuesday, April 9.
Building the first Surface tablet wasn't easy and the deck was stacked against Microsoft; even Bill Gates didn't want the hardware built.
Microsoft's Surface table is what started off the company's hardware adventure - here's the commentary for the second chapter of Beneath a Surface.
Paul and I are recording a 'director's commentary' of each chapter in "Beneath a Surface."
If you have been waiting for the audio version of my book to come out, wait no longer
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As 2018 comes to an end and we take a look back at the past 12 months, one thing I like to do is to document the tools used in the previous year.
Over the holiday break, the rumor-mill went a bit nuts. It’s time for a reality check.
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