Many of you probably bought a new Surface 2 or Surface Pro 3 for Christmas for either yourself or a loved one. Either way, you want to now unbox it and play with it but first you most definitely want to make it your own and customize it first.
We want to help you do just that and so we recently kicked off a new series of Quick Tips on going back to the basics and setting up your new device.
Here are the highlights of what we have so far:
1. Microsoft Account: this quick tip is about setting up your first account on the Surface tablet – it talks about using the Microsoft account and its advantages. You can find details in our post on Set Up Your New Surface – Microsoft Account.
2. Setting up the colors: this quick tip is about customizing the colors on your Surface tablet, both in Metro Start Screen and in Desktop. See the details in Set Up Your New Surface – Colors post.
3. Widows Tiles: this post is about working with Windows tiles on your Surface tablet. Tips about resizing, moving, removing, and turning on tiles. See our post Set Up Your New Surface – Tiles.
4. Tile Groups: this tip is about working with tile groups – how to organize them, move them and create new ones. See our post Set Up Your New Surface – Tile Groups.
5. Notifications: this quick tip is about configuring app notifications on your Surface. How to turn them on and off, customize them, set up quiet time, and more. See our post Set Up Your New Surface – Notifications for details.
What’s next in the series? We have a post on configuring sounds on your Surface coming up soon, as well as, a refresh on setting up passwords, pins, and picture passwords.
Are there more beginner tips you’d like to see? If so, please let us know in the comments section below.
Tim Rolston is a professional geek with over 23 years of experience working in Information Technology and dealing with everything from large-scale storage to remote systems management and automation for organizations such as Texas Instruments, Mobil Oil, and the University of Michigan (where he was an Academic IT Director).
He co-founded JTRTech along with Joanna to realize his long-time dream of working for himself.