TabBlogger

The chronicles of a test engineer on one of the coolest projects remaining in mainstream computing - the Tablet PC!

Goodbye, farewell, and thanks for supporting Tablet!

Well, it's about time for me to blog again. My privileges were suspended following that last posting...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/29/2008

Dell Latitude XT Tablet on the website!

Unfortunately, not yet available for order that I can tell....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/11/2007

Lenovo X-series batteries failing (and what to do about it)

I had to have my battery replaced after a mere 30-something cycles. While I was whining about it to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/23/2007

MVP chat June 21, 2007

Hi all, Windows Experience is hosting their regular monthly MVP chat Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10am...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/15/2007

Dell Tablet announced??

Could it be? The last major OEM still not producing a Tablet PC might be ready to join the fold....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/18/2007

Thanks MIXers! Thanks MEDCers!

I had a great time meeting you and talking with you about UMPCs, Tablet PCs and Windows Vista. I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/08/2007

Lenovo x60T Radio Control

For a while now, I have wondered how to turn off the WWAN and Bluetooth radios in my x60. Thanks to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/27/2007

MIX and MEDC in less than two weeks!

I'm scheduled to make appearances at MIX - a 72 hour conversation and MEDC - Mobile and Embedded...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/19/2007

The 3GB-not-4GB RAM problem

Problem statement:I just bought a system with 4GB of physical RAM in it. The BIOS posts 4GB, but...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/13/2007

Windows Vista clean installs and wireless networking

I've been using my Lenovo x60 Tablet for about a month now, and when I'm at home, I've not had any...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/10/2007

Daylight Savings change tomorrow!

Don't forget to update your systems with the Daylight Savings update before tomorrow. Details are on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/10/2007

Second impressions: Lenovo x60 Tablet

After being sick the last couple of days, I got back in to work today and decided to finish my...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/23/2007

First impressions: Lenovo x60 Tablet

Well, it's been about 10 days since I received my new desktop replacement, the Lenovo x60 Tablet....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/20/2007

Lenovo x60 dual-mode (touch) Tablet available at Costco

It's not running Vista (yet), but it's available on Costco.com....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/24/2007

Touch and pen input issues

Today in my RSS reader, I found a review from PC Magazine dated 1/7/07 on the new HP Pavilion TX1000...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/08/2007

New Tablet - Lenovo ThinkPad x60

Woo woo!...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/16/2006

Windows Vista Tablet PC feature review - touch pointer basics

There are several differences between using a pen for input and using your fingertip for input....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/10/2006

Mobile Connections 2006 wrap-up

Hey all, Rob Bushway of GottaBeMobile did a short InkShow of me demonstrating the new touch input...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/10/2006

Windows Vista Tablet PC feature review - Win+X hotkey

As mostly experienced users, you probably know about the various Win+ hotkeys that do things on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/27/2006

Windows Vista Tablet PC feature review - touch pointer taskbar icon

This is one of the more hidden, yet probably more useful features for Touch. When the large touch...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/25/2006

Installing Office applications on Windows Vista

Be aware of possible "popunder" behavior when installing applications, particularly Office 2007 on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/24/2006

New Tablet Blogger

I know he mentioned this to me, but I forgot to post. Gavin Gear has started blogging and he's got...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/18/2006

Whitepaper: Pen and Touch Digitizer Drivers for Windows Vista

This whitepaper is now available here. It's very short :) There probably aren't a lot of digitizer...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/18/2006

Windows Vista RC1 - stick a fork in it

Windows Vista RC1 is signed off and done - it will be available "real soon now". Same for the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/01/2006

Tablet PC Expert Zone chats cancelled

I regret to inform the community that Microsoft has decided to cancel the monthly Tablet PC Expert...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2006

Future User Interfaces

(this is a snip from an email conversation, it has been sanitized for external consumption) [We've]...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2006

Tablet PC Expert Zone chats

I apologize to those of you who took the time to try to join the regularly scheduled Tablet PC...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2006

Webcast 9am PT July 6th: Using Ink in your Application

Todd is a great presenter and I saw him spend his lunch hour today going over his slides. In case...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/05/2006

Thank you for attending TechEd06 in Boston!

Just wanted to post a thank-you to all of you who came out to see me and the rest of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/20/2006

Back to the hard(ware) stuff...

I've been self-hosting on an IBM/Lenovo x41 for the last few months and have had very few issues....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/07/2006

TechEd06 talk schedule

My talk schedule: Monday June 12th 9:45a-10:15a - Lightning demo "A Close-up look at Windows Vista...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/07/2006

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Boston

I'm scheduled to present a Chalk Talk on InkAnalysis, Tuesday June 13th at 8:30am - 9:45am as well...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/25/2006

Goings on..

It's been busy here at the bitmines lately. We've implemented a lot of fixes to the Tablet PC...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/03/2006

Ultra Mobile PCs

While I do not work on Origami (Ultra Mobile PCs) directly, we are working very closely with the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/04/2006

TechEd 2006 chalk talk topics?

Hi all, I'll be at TechEd Boston and wanted to prepare some material based on what you would like to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/04/2006

Origami Project

http://origamiproject.com

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/24/2006

Samsung planning digitizing displays

http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-11223-SyncMasterMagic+CX719TD%2C+the+%22TabletPC%22+screen.html...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/22/2006

Nintendo DS gains more capabilities

"Rather than using the D pad and buttons to input text, DS owners can use the stylus to write on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/17/2006

Partner Briefing notes

Hi all. I apologize for the lack of postings this past 4 weeks. There's been a lot going on! To whet...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/09/2006

Thumbing through my CODE Focus magazine

First thing, of course, is to look for the photo of the team (page 10). I'm the one in the bright...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/05/2006

IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Tablets on sale

Wow. Link here. Makes me think that there is a refresh coming soon. How is the Windows Vista...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/29/2005

December05 Vista CTP details

Some notes for those of you who are going to be installing the December05 Windows Vista CTP. -Log...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/13/2005

ExpertZone chat Dec 7th

Thanks everybody who participated in today's ExpertZone chat. FAQs for those who are new to this...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/07/2005

Enhancement pack now available for 8 languages

If you're one of our International customers, have a look at the newly available Enhancement packs...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/30/2005

Handango TabletPC storefront open

I have to admit, I'm not a PocketPC kind of guy, nor Palm or any of those "smartphones". But when I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/09/2005

DevConnections05 day 2

Greetings from Sin City! The setup of the booth went smoothly, excepting that 3 of the lab machines'...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/08/2005

X41 install recipe

I've been playing with Vista on my IBM/Lenovo X41 Tablet and it's been a lot easier to setup than...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/02/2005

Lack of posts in October

I apologize for the lack of posts this month. I've been busy with both work and home lives. Since...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/25/2005

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