Episode 096 – Beneath a Surface


  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 96
  • Special guest Brad Sams @BDSAMS
  • Brad has nearly a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt. From breaking news about Microsoft to pushing publications to new heights, he has significant experience as a journalist as well as growing web-based brands.


Word of the Week

  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says “Windows”

Interview of the Week

  • Introduction to the book

    • A retrospective of all Microsoft Surface Devices from the Surface Table to the Surface Headphones and lots of insight into Windows 8 / 10
    • Meets Talk about the personalities that made it all possible from Steven Sinofsky @stevesi to Joe Belfiore @JoeBelfiore
    • The “Good Old Days” at Microsoft

    • Microsoft really hated the press
    • Early Surface Pro Mockup


    • Lapable – I thought Colin had invented the word Lapable (June 4 2015)

    • SkyDrive -> OneDrive – it has become something very useful!
    • Why has the touch cover / kickstand not been copied by Apple or Samsung?
    • Surface Mini
      • do people really care that much about a non-launched product?
      • Microsoft produced between 10,000 and 125,000 units
    • Start of the Windows Insider Program
      • 10 Original Insiders
    • Surface Book 1 was a Dumpster Fire
      • Hotbag
      • BSOD


Whisky of the Week

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve



Updated: December 6, 2018 — 8:03 pm

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