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I ran across a really cool blog written by a MS developer. Obviously, he's using/embraced the Surface tablet. He has a couple of really good nuggets that I thought were worth sharing.


Make the desktop more touch-friendly

I have done this - and while it flies in the face of the way I normally work (max resolution across the board - I *LOVE* screen resolution), I have to admit that it's really solid on the Surface.




Run remote apps on the Surface

I am in the process of building out a new Server 2012 installation. Hopefully I will have some hands-on experience with this by the end of this upcoming weekend. Anyhow, I would say going through this process certainly isn't for everyone, but if you're technically inclined, it could be right up your alley.




Would it be worthwhile making a sticky post that the community could use to aggregate these kinds of links?

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