Monday, October 29, 2012

Surface update

Still no Microsoft Surface :-( - Microsoft cancelled my order due to the bank suspecting fraud, and refusing payment. Although I phoned Microsoft within an hour of this happening, and subsequently sorted things out with the bank, my order could not be reinstated. This means I'm back at the end of the queue, and probably won't get my Surface for two or three weeks.

I also tried to get a copy of Windows 8 for development this morning - rather than an iso download I ended up with an installer, and it won't install on my VirtualBox VM. I'll have to try with a different host machine, but I'm rather irritated that I wasn't given the opportunity to download an iso image, which would make that easy.