I have found that to charge the power cover in the docking station the Surface must not be powered down or in a sleep mode. I think it must have to do with how power is manged between the two...
The Dell Venue 8 Pro does come with free Microsoft Office.
1. Computers can have 5 or more hard drives up to 4tb each so Steam, Origin, Gamestop, etc does not clog up our systems.
2. Cheaters are everywhere
3. Consoles have updates, even...
For everyone who bought a surface (all 3 of us) with a cover (type or touch) + a wireless keyboard adapter, you can use those as a Bluetooth keyboard and track-pad for the Dell Venue 8 Pro.
You don't need to keep the store app running, as Microsoft said it will tell you when its time for the next step.