"Microsoft says this is to save battery life, which is of course the point of this accessory."
But... is backlighting that big of a power drain? And if someone didn't like it, couldn't they...
Absolutely agree. On my Surface Pro 2 (which I disabled all scaling on), I will sometimes fit a snapped column for the Mercury Chat GChat client, Adobe Reader Touch for reading documents, and then...
I have more free OneDrive storage at this point than I know what to do with:
25 GB free + 20 GB Office 365 + 200 GB Surface (2 years) + 20 GB Enthusiast (1 year) + 3 GB Camera Roll Bonus
How does using the taskbar in Metro interfere/interact with the bottom App Bar?
Those might actually be the built-in folders, not the libraries.
If MS really wanted to track you secretly from Windows, their OS that they have complete control over, why would they need you to log in to anything?
It's much more likely to be the latter. There's no way they could do the former, because you don't get discrete bins, just a lump of space. Most likely you'll just get an "out of space, remove...
Is that why my Surface Pro 2's battery indicator recently went completely wonky? It's at 7%, but never increases even though it is clearly fully charged.
I had Zune installed on my W8 computer for a while, so I don't *think* its a compatibility issue. I finally uninstalled it though, so I can't verify now.
You weren't lucky, people are just worried it will fall off there
Protip: The pen also readily attaches along the keyboard edge when the keyboard is disconnected.