My good friend Paul and I both have Surface Pros with Bluetooth mice. After upgrading them to Windows 8.1 Paul found his mouse would stop working and would also loose his network connection, he needed a reboot to get either to work. I thought he was imagining things until it started happening on mine as well.
We searched for an answer and we stumbled upon a post that said the Windows 8.1 Preview had such and issue and had been fixed. I figured that fix had been rolled into the RTM, but guess not.
Looking into the Windows update on Windows 8.1 RTM, we noticed that there was an updated called “System Hardware Update - 2013-06-11” that was not installed.
So we installed the updated and presto, the Bluetooth and Network are now working.
I think MS should have rolled that update into RTM or make it mandatory.
Bottom Line: Windows 8.1 on the Surface rocks!
For those you know you me, you know I am a little of a Windows fanboi. The reason that is I think I always liked Microsoft’s development tools.
There are a few interesting things in Windows Phone 8 I am looking forward to seeing.
1. Rooms. This is going to be great to have a place the family can share a calendar, notes, etc. without being in my “corp” calendar. I have been looking for this type of collaboration for a long time. With 3 boys, the family calendar is much more complex then a work calendar any day.
2. Kids Corner. The phone can be as much as a babysitter as a communication device most days, and having a way to lock the kids out of the important areas is a great idea.
Off to Build 2012, hope to get my hands on a few real Windows Phone 8 devices and take them for a test drive.
May the binary gods smile upon you,
I hope their math is right!