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    Will we be seeing small updates soon?? Id like to see some performance improvements, specifically for ie10. Lots of freezes and slowness

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    Soon, no.
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    It depends. If there is a glaring issue then we'll see a fix. But I'm guessing they will follow the normal update cycle.
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    I wish they would release performance enhancing updates at the same cadence that they release security updates. The performance on my Surface is quite pathetic.
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    Mine is fine outside of jetpack joyride.
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    Now I'm not so sure the Windows RT needs an update. I've been thinking about it, and the os itself runs just fine. Very smooth. Now apps like Video, Music, People, etc will need some upgrades.

    I see Windows RT being updated as frequent as Windows usually does get updated. (aside from security updates) the individual apps like the ones I mentioned I think will be updated regularly or as needed (monthly I hope)
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    On the whole, I've been pretty pleased with the performance. I haven't run music through it yet, but I have watched movies on an sdhc card as well as Netflix and it's been magic.

    Then again, I like to keep my processes at a minimum at any one time.
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    the really, really urgent update needed is the ability to send mail from an IMAP e mail account that is not one of the regulars (like gmail, yahoo etc.).

    I have an iCloud e mail account which is my primary one (I have been all Apple until getting a Windows Phone a couple of months ago which was my gateway drug and I just got a Surface).

    Having set up all my accounts on the Surface I find I can't send mail (receiving is fine) from my iCloud e mail address. I've checked all the details of the account and made sure I got the port numbers right etc.

    Having hunted around online it seems this is a 'known' issue for people using other e mail accounts. It's really poor that they would release a product to market with this basic functionality missing. If I want to send an e mail from my main address on my Surface I have to do it using webmail in the browser.

    Sort it out Microsoft!
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    I don't know how often the RT version will receive updates, but Windows 8 Pro has been getting significant updates every few months, as have the ancillary applications like email. MS has stated before that they reengineered the OS and update system to allow much more fine-grained updates, and from what I've seen they've succeeded. Windows 8 Pro received SP1 about a month ago, for example, and is much improved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrees View Post
    the really, really urgent update needed is the ability to send mail from an IMAP e mail account that is not one of the regulars (like gmail, yahoo etc.).

    I have an iCloud e mail account which is my primary one (I have been all Apple until getting a Windows Phone a couple of months ago which was my gateway drug and I just got a Surface).

    Having set up all my accounts on the Surface I find I can't send mail (receiving is fine) from my iCloud e mail address. I've checked all the details of the account and made sure I got the port numbers right etc.

    Having hunted around online it seems this is a 'known' issue for people using other e mail accounts. It's really poor that they would release a product to market with this basic functionality missing. If I want to send an e mail from my main address on my Surface I have to do it using webmail in the browser.

    Sort it out Microsoft!
    What are the settings you are using? IMAP is a standard, so if it works with all the other mail providers it should work with Apple. Unless Apple is using something proprietary to them.

    You are using imap.mail.me.com? If so, try p99.imap.mail.me.com
    Port 993
    Make sure SSL is checked. Also make sure you are using your full e-mail address as your username,
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    I haven't had any performance issues with it. I'm surprised by this complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougB541 View Post
    Mine is fine outside of jetpack joyride.
    Jetpack Joyride got an update over the weekend.....it is MUCH MUCH improved.

    All this goes to show is that the problem lies with the apps and the developers, not the hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    What are the settings you are using? IMAP is a standard, so if it works with all the other mail providers it should work with Apple. Unless Apple is using something proprietary to them.

    You are using imap.mail.me.com? If so, try p99.imap.mail.me.com
    Port 993
    Make sure SSL is checked. Also make sure you are using your full e-mail address as your username,
    Thanks for your helps with this. I tried what you suggested but still can't send mail from my iCloud (xxxxx@me.com) address.

    These are my settings..

    e mail address : xxx@me.com
    password : xxxxx
    email username : xxx@mac.com (different from my email address which is an alias)
    incoming mail server : p99.imap.mail.me.com (changed to this as per your suggestion)
    port : 993
    server requires SSL : checked
    outgoing email server : smtp.me.com
    port : 587
    server requires SSL : checked
    outgoing server requires authentication : checked
    use the same username and password to send and receive email : checked

    just to be clear - I can receive mail fine but I can't send. there's an error message which appears in the top right of the screen saying xxxx@me.com is unavailable

    any other suggestions?

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
    Jetpack Joyride got an update over the weekend.....it is MUCH MUCH improved.

    All this goes to show is that the problem lies with the apps and the developers, not the hardware.
    thanks for the heads up.
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    I imagine we will get a second Tuesday update next week, even if it is first party apps
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    has there been some update today or over night as I just powered my surface on and got a message that says updating your systems and then then the usual windows please wait while you computer is configured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Moe View Post
    has there been some update today or over night as I just powered my surface on and got a message that says updating your systems and then then the usual windows please wait while you computer is configured.
    There was an update for the Flash player in IE.
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    Thanks Nick I was surprised there wasn't a thread discussing the update.

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