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Commentary on Microsoft Surface 8 Special Event

October 22, 2021

Commentary on Microsoft Surface 8 Special Event

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Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Art Gelwicks, a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at, and host of the Being Productive podcast, CrossPlatform podcast, as well as ProductivityCast Podcast.

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Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:00

Hello, personal productivity enthusiasts and community Welcome to Anything But Idle, the productivity news podcast, of course. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith. Couldn't find a button there, and we're your hosts for Anything But Idle. This is Episode 82. Correct me if I'm wrong. So is this episode 8282 82. Look at that. And we're coming to you for a special commentary episode, in response to Microsoft's product event yesterday. And so what we're going to do is we are going to introduce our guest, Art Gelwicks. You know him as the productivity blogger at the idea pump, and he's our friend of the various podcasts, Art Gelwicks. How's it going?

Art Gelwicks 0:47

Hey, guys, I'm getting rained on here right now. But doing well.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:51

Yeah, we can. We can hear that. We can hear the pitter patter.

Art Gelwicks 0:54

It's coming down pretty good. So hopefully it stays on the outside of the house. so

Raymond Sidney-Smith 1:00

fantastic. So let's get right into the event. There were supposedly eight product announcements, I tried to capture all of the product announcements, I think I got all eight. And so talk to me about the event. What did you think about the event? What were the things that stood out for you? Initially?

Art Gelwicks 1:18

Well, watching the event I right away, I'll say it was short, from beginning to end. I think the total duration was, what, 45 minutes.