Some folks purchase their Surface Pro 3 or Surface 2, go through the initial setup and then get confused because OneDrive is not working and they can’t figure out why.
I have seen this time and again at my day job as well as through the Love My Surface. The most likely issue is the type of account that was chosen during the initial setup.
Those not familiar with Windows 8.1 often don’t know about account types and which is right for them. I wrote an overview earlier this year on the different types of accounts you can use; see Types of Accounts for a Surface Tablet to help you get started on understanding the differences.
This post will expand on that overview as I will include step-by-step instructions for setting up your primary account as a Microsoft Account and I’ll also cover setting up additional Microsoft Accounts on your Surface. That way, other people can use it without logging into your account and messing with your files/folders.
In this post, which I’m calling my Surface Accessories Buying Guide: Holidays 2014, I’m going to discuss which accessories would be most appreciated by the different types of Surface users as identified in my last post.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions from folks wondering which version of the Surface they should get for themselves or as a gift. We’ve occasionally provided some advice on this topic, like our Surface Pro 3 i5 vs i7 – Is the Upgrade Worth the Money? post from October, and people seem to find it helpful.
So, we decided to create a Microsoft Surface Buying Guide for the upcoming 2014 holiday season to help you decide which Surface tablet is right for you or as a gift for someone else.
Since Microsoft is planning on including Cortana in Windows 10, it means you’re (probably) going to be able to use Cortana on Surface tablets.
In case you haven’t heard about Cortana, it’s Microsoft’s version of Apple’s Siri and is intended to be a virtual personal assistant. Up until now, it’s been mostly a Windows Phone feature but it will soon be something you may use on your Surface tablet. Continue reading →
It seems that the holiday shopping started really early this year - or maybe it’s just me. In any case, Microsoft is offering some pretty good sales coming up that I want to bring to your attention.
Microsoft store is now running a clock countdown to reveal all of their Black Friday pricing. In a little over 7 hours, they will show all of the sale pricing – so make sure you keep an eye on them at Microsoft’s site .