Windows Surface Tablet

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Hello,

First of all I wanted to say this product is awesome.  The flexibility and functionality has been great for our firm and it has been easy for the users to learn and use.

I have not found this topic on the community yet nor have I noticed anything on in the knowledgebase.  If this is a repeat I apologize.  We have users that connect with a Microsoft Surface Tablet running Windows 8.1 RT.  RT will not allow third party software to be installed so the user is unable to download the Browser plug-in.

Is the a plug-in that is out that will be able to be installed on an RT operating system?  Can an app be created for the Windows Store so the Surface Tablet can connect similar to Android and Apple.

Thanks for your assistance.

-Jeremy Mehaffey

User Service / IT Training Administrator

Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan PLLC
801 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Posted 4 years ago

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Thanks for your praise Jeremy! We are glad you like the service :). 

Short answer is, we will have something coming that will improve the experience for your surface tablet. 

What % of your organization has windows OS for mobile devices? Would you mind filling out this mobile survey to help prioritize our mobile app development? 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OperatingSystemsBJN

Thanks Jeremy and keep up the good posts!

#staytuned


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Currently we only have a handful of users on our system running a Windows OS mobile device but we are looking at replacing some of our laptops with surface tablets in the future and at that point it will potentially jump from a handful of devices to about 35%-40% of the company.
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@Jeremy - Thanks for the additional information. We have passed that onto the produce team as well. 


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We are also rolling out the Windows 8 Surface tablets.  We currently have about 50 in our executives hands.
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Hi @heather & @jeremy : are you talking about the Surface 2 or Surface Pro?

Thanks, 

@teddfox
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we are rolling out Surface Pro 2's here at HKS and we plan to bring on the 3 as soon as it is released as well
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We currently have both first gen and Pro 2's at LWDN.  But like Heather said we plan as part of the roll out to distribute the Surface Pro 3.
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I am curious as to the appeal for windows surface over the other tablet OS's and types. no one in my organisation has asked for or uses the windows mobile toolset, so i just wanted  to make sure im prepared, if there is a major exodus coming.

thanks
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Hi Ash, for us, we have a lot of partners who travel a ton and they wanted something light weight that could "replace" their 4lbs laptop.  The Surface is full windows 8 and they have access to everything just like their laptop where the ipad and android tablets did not completely allow replacement.  Our execs are loving these tablets!
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We already work with the Surface Pro line of tablets because it is the full Windows 8.  We do not (currently) work on the Windows RT and Windows Phone powered devices. 
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Hello,  I have a related issue but for me I am using Windows 8.1 with IE 11 running from the new Metro desktop, full screen. We've created a room-based video conferencing like system (PC connected to a 65" LCD TV).  I like the look of IE 11 in this mode versus using desktop mode IE in full screen.

I too cannot install the plugin when running from the metro desktop.

Any suggestions?

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Just an FYI: Metro is not in Windows 10 as a front line UI.  It IS still supported, but the Metro of Windows 8.1 is not the same after the release of Windows 10. 

Right now, we are not working on anything for RT or Windows Phone.   We may in the future if we see more adoption of both platforms.
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Hi Mr. Fox, I wanna thanks you attention, time and patience.

As a product manager I think you know that Metro/Modern Apps are now called Universal Apps: you no need rewrite all your code to run the same app on Windows and Windows Phone. Because this, I don't believe that these apps will be discontinued in Windows 10.

The main change on Windows' next version is the back of start menu: The system will detect when you are using a non touch screen device and enable start menu, if you are using a touch screen device you will get start screen instead of start menu. You also will have the option to change manually.

Other change is that Universal Apps will run in a "windowed mode". But In Windows 10 we can hide task bar, put Universal App in Maximized Mode and get the same feel and look of old metro apps.

About Windows devices demand, you need to think globally. Here in Brazil Apple devices costs a double or a triple then they costs a in USA, for example: an iPhone 6  costs two Lumia 930 or two Google Nexus, a Mac Pro has the same price of a popular car. So we have a lot of devices (PCs and Smartphones) running Windows and Android.

Sorry, but an enterprise with a size of blue jeans can't ignore your customers/users, no matter the size of their demand. Blue jeans is not a free app to access a social network, we pay to use, we make business with your app and we need use on every devices that we have.

Again: Please, develop an app to Windows and Windows Phone. It would be very nice to US.

Sorry my poor English.

Best regards.

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Like, I said, we will not be supporting Windows RT, but we have not decided on Windows Phone.  We have a couple of requests from customers.  I keep asking people: "How many Windows Phone users are in your organization" and it is usually to the answer of "5"   

If there is a significant number of windows phone users in your organization, we will make the investment.
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Hi Mr. Fox,

I`m not talking about Windows RT, it`s about Windows x86 and Windows Phone. But, when you make na Universal App, this app will run in RT, x86 and Windows Phone, so everyone can use it.

Honestly, I don't have a exact number of Windows Phone devices at my work, we are 600+ employees, in four locations on two cities (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo). But are not only five,

Please, let me ask you one thing: In your opinion, how much is a "significant number" of users using Windows Phones?

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Well, we are moving to MS Lync it has app to almost all platforms.