Microsoft Surface Laptop SCCM OSD Driver Package

Microsoft have provided us with a method to create an SCCM driver package for the new Surface Laptop.

  1. Visit the Surface Laptop driver page and download the package (currently version 1 – SurfaceLaptop_Win10_15063_1703008_0.msi)
  2. Create a destination folder to hold the extracted files – NOTE!!! You must not put the file you downloaded in step 1 into this folder.
  3. To extract the drivers from a file SurfaceLaptop_Win10_15063_1703008_0.msi saved to a folder C:\Downloads to a folder C:\SurfaceLaptopDrivers, use the following command:
    • msiexec /a C:\Downloads\SurfaceLaptop_Win10_15063_1703008_0.msi targetdir=C:\SurfaceLaptopDrivers /qf
  4. This will create a C:\SurfaceLaptopDrivers\SurfacePlatformInstaller folder containing the extracted drivers and firmwares.
  5. Use C:\SurfaceLaptopDrivers\SurfacePlatformInstaller\Drivers as the source folder for your SCCM driver package.

Mark Davidson, Internet Sales & Marketing Professional?

Mark Davidson is, according to his Twitter tagline, an “Internet sales & marketing professional. I write a lot of things to amuse myself and others. On occasion, I even have deep thoughts.”

It appears as if all those “deep thoughts” may not actually have eminated from his own mind, but from three ghost-tweeters employed by Mark. Unfortunately, one of those writers claims to have been sacked by Mark…unfortunate as Mark also forgot to change his Twitter password.

Tasting Dictation App (via Why, That’s Delightful!)

Brilliant! Technology at it’s best.

Tasting Dictation App Last night, I realised that the dictation app on my iphone can send things directly to Twitter. I decided to try it out. “ Testing dictation are up on the iPhone Glinner July 24, 2011 “ I said tasting ap! Tasting dictation ap! Glinner July 24, 2011 “ Testing testing dictation apt is what I amazing. Glinner July 24, 2011 “ Am saying. Not amazing. Am saying. Amazing Glinner July 24, 2011 “ No not our main thing I’m saying! Glinner July 24, 2011 “ A … Read More

via Why, That’s Delightful!

Microsoft Announces the Expansion of the Zune Entertainment Service to New Platform and Markets; Confirms New Zune HD Portable Media Player: Premium Zune digital entertainment service to be available internationally on Xbox LIVE.

AT LAST!!!

From microsoft.com: “REDMOND, Wash. — May 26, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, the company’s end-to-end music and entertainment service, to a new platform and new markets. Zune will extend its video service to Xbox LIVE internationally this fall. This marks an important development in the Zune strategy and brings the Zune brand to more than 17 million international Xbox LIVE subscribers. In addition, Microsoft confirmed the next generation of the Zune portable media player, Zune HD. Available in the U.S. this fall, Zune HD is the first portable media player that combines a built-in HD Radio receiver, high-definition (HD) video output capabilities, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, Wi-Fi and an Internet browser.”