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12-21-2015 07:21 PM
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  1. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    Surprisingly, it went over well with a few 'woah!' and 'neat!' exclamations from the audience.

    This was a really cool feature for me to be able to pull out of my back pocket when my two co-presenters had to ditch the meeting. I didn't have a laptop and was able to quickly and easily get the information on to my phone and display it on a large screen via HDMI.

    It did reveal two problems, both related to the fact that there's no 'presentation mode' to Continuum. One, you're stuck staring at the screen when the phone screen becomes the trackpad. Since the output screen was behind me, this was a bit of a pain. If you could get a live screen view under the mouse controls, that'd be pretty cool and useful. Two, there's no concept of presenter-only data. So when opening Word, all of my previous documents displayed - including a couple of legal documents. Luckily, they were all work related, but it could have been an issue if I'd been presenting to an outside company.

    Those minor hiccups aside, it was a pretty sweet experience and it got out of my way enough to let the data be the center of attention, not fumbling with a bunch of different screen cast options and apologizing to the crowd. I can totally see this being a big deal for knowledge workers.
    12-14-2015 07:07 PM
  2. Mark Morales's Avatar
    Surprisingly, it went over well with a few 'woah!' and 'neat!' exclamations from the audience.
    They must have been very impressed!
    12-14-2015 07:12 PM
  3. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    They must have been very impressed!
    For a bunch of Android folks? That's more than I expected.
    12-14-2015 07:12 PM
  4. pvcleave's Avatar
    To bad you did not have a mouse. The you could have had a presenter view.

    You should definitely give your comments to Microsoft.
    12-14-2015 09:11 PM
  5. Babs75's Avatar
    Hoping my dock gets here soon......That makes me think of something: I have to do a presentation to my dept. soon using an Excel spreadsheet. It would sure be a lot easier having it on my phone rather than cart my laptop all the way down the hall to the conference room...hmmmmm...................
    Glen Palmer likes this.
    12-14-2015 10:48 PM
  6. Billy Cantor's Avatar
    It did reveal two problems, both related to the fact that there's no 'presentation mode' to Continuum. One, you're stuck staring at the screen when the phone screen becomes the trackpad. Since the output screen was behind me, this was a bit of a pain. If you could get a live screen view under the mouse controls, that'd be pretty cool and useful.
    If you use Miracast instead of Continuum, can you use "casting" to display the presentation wirelessly to the big display?

    It would be great for Continuum to support a multi-monitor setup for a single app (like PowerPoint) so you could do this wired as well. Or for Windows 10 Mobile to at least support "casting" to a wired HDMI display as well. Of course this all may be possible already...not sure.
    12-14-2015 11:34 PM
  7. Martin Zone's Avatar
    Be sure to make your feedback to MSFT. I doubt they follow this forum.
    12-14-2015 11:53 PM
  8. v535's Avatar
    I'd love if all enterprise used Continuum ready devices. MS must make it a standard.
    Tom Snyder, taymur and Glen Palmer like this.
    12-15-2015 08:25 AM
  9. emperor_skull's Avatar
    Cool
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    12-15-2015 08:30 AM
  10. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    If you use Miracast instead of Continuum, can you use "casting" to display the presentation wirelessly to the big display?

    It would be great for Continuum to support a multi-monitor setup for a single app (like PowerPoint) so you could do this wired as well. Or for Windows 10 Mobile to at least support "casting" to a wired HDMI display as well. Of course this all may be possible already...not sure.
    No option to Miracast. This was an old projector that has a bunch of ports at the podium.
    12-15-2015 12:04 PM
  11. kwill's Avatar
    What did you use to hookup to the actual projector? Is all that's needed is a USB type C to HDMI adapter for the most part? I know the display dock adds all the other options for you to plug in. Just looking for the easiest setup if you were in a bind.
    12-15-2015 12:26 PM
  12. tangledW's Avatar
    What did you use to hookup to the actual projector? Is all that's needed is a USB type C to HDMI adapter for the most part? I know the display dock adds all the other options for you to plug in. Just looking for the easiest setup if you were in a bind.
    I don't know what he used, but yes, a USB type C to HDMI adapter will work.
    kwill likes this.
    12-15-2015 12:42 PM
  13. kwill's Avatar
    I don't know what he used, but yes, a USB type C to HDMI adapter will work.
    Got it. Gonna need to order one for emergency situations. Thanks.
    Glen Palmer likes this.
    12-15-2015 01:18 PM
  14. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    Yup, the C to HDMI works perfectly.
    12-15-2015 02:14 PM
  15. Peppermint-Lemon's Avatar
    I hooked up disp dock to my 950 XL last night, and to my Sony TV HDMI/MHL input using an (admittedly cheap) HDMI cable...and absolutely nothing happened. Has anyone experience of similar issue? Wireless casting works flawlessly on the same TV.
    12-15-2015 03:02 PM
  16. Billy Cantor's Avatar
    No option to Miracast. This was an old projector that has a bunch of ports at the podium.
    Well, yes. ;) What I was wondering is if you had a ScreenBeam Mini2 and tried plugging that into the HDMI port on the old projector. I know that's extra hardware (just like the wired dock)...I'm more just wondering if this could provide a workaround for you for the time being. Plus I kind of want to do this myself.
    12-15-2015 11:39 PM
  17. Ian_Superfly's Avatar
    You all know that there is a real "presenter mode" on the new Android version of Office?
    I.e. Office on Android is better for this than W10M with Office over Continuum.
    12-16-2015 03:54 AM
  18. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Be sure to make your feedback to MSFT. I doubt they follow this forum.
    Actually, they do and they do actively participate time to time.

    Given the fact that some of users here are frankly rather immature I'm not going to point them out from the user list.
    editguy likes this.
    12-16-2015 06:03 AM
  19. jamesdentok's Avatar
    That's one more neat reason for me to buy this BEAST (950XL)
    12-16-2015 09:54 AM
  20. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    You all know that there is a real "presenter mode" on the new Android version of Office?
    I.e. Office on Android is better for this than W10M with Office over Continuum.
    OK, and that would have helped me absolutely not at all. I wasn't about to tell the company 'wait while I go grab an Android device, download Office, sign in, transfer files, and then find a way to hook it up to the projector.'

    I know you're trying to say there's more work going into office on Android than on Microsoft's own platform, but this wasn't something I had to fuss with it all. It was literally plug in an HDMI cable to the USB-C HDMI adapter and I was done. That's it. Yes, presenter mode has much to be desired, but it's a nice bonus. Presenting is NOT the core feature of Continuum. It's meant as a productivity feature for people on the go. This was an off-label use that I was happy to have.
    12-16-2015 11:12 AM
  21. snakebitten's Avatar
    Good comment! And I think it is safe to say that Continuum is in its infancy. So as amazing as it is, it is going to get a ton of development. (I'm bullish on Continuum. Big time, in fact)
    12-16-2015 11:26 AM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    OK, and that would have helped me absolutely not at all. I wasn't about to tell the company 'wait while I go grab an Android device, download Office, sign in, transfer files, and then find a way to hook it up to the projector.'

    I know you're trying to say there's more work going into office on Android than on Microsoft's own platform, but this wasn't something I had to fuss with it all. It was literally plug in an HDMI cable to the USB-C HDMI adapter and I was done. That's it. Yes, presenter mode has much to be desired, but it's a nice bonus. Presenting is NOT the core feature of Continuum. It's meant as a productivity feature for people on the go. This was an off-label use that I was happy to have.
    I like the term off label use...in our industry it is a no-no, FDA really frowns upon that:-)
    12-16-2015 01:02 PM
  23. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    I like the term off label use...in our industry it is a no-no, FDA really frowns upon that:-)
    Yeah, it's why I can't get Armodafinil for shift work disorder anymore. :/

    It's OK, I'll sleep when I'm dead.
    12-16-2015 04:08 PM
  24. Ian_Superfly's Avatar
    OK, and that would have helped me absolutely not at all. I wasn't about to tell the company 'wait while I go grab an Android device, download Office, sign in, transfer files, and then find a way to hook it up to the projector.'

    I know you're trying to say there's more work going into office on Android than on Microsoft's own platform, but this wasn't something I had to fuss with it all. It was literally plug in an HDMI cable to the USB-C HDMI adapter and I was done. That's it. Yes, presenter mode has much to be desired, but it's a nice bonus. Presenting is NOT the core feature of Continuum. It's meant as a productivity feature for people on the go. This was an off-label use that I was happy to have.
    My Point is that you could have done exactly the same with Office on Android AND you would actually have had a better result (i.e. a real presenter mode).
    There is no need for "wow, how cool Continuum is" as the truth (in this case) is that it was not cool at all.

    Cantinuum was in this case actually less useful compared to what Microsoft offers for Android combined with the connectivity features of most Android phones.
    I think many on this board should open their eyes and start to compare things more open-minded.
    Last edited by Ian_Superfly; 12-17-2015 at 05:35 AM.
    12-17-2015 04:56 AM
  25. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    My Point is that you could have done exactly the same with Office on Android AND you would actually have had a better result (i.e. a real presenter mode).
    There is no need for "wow, how cool Continuum is" as the truth (in this case) is that it was not cool at all.

    Cantinuum was in this case actually less useful compared to what Microsoft offers for Android combined with the connectivity features of most Android phones.
    I think many on this board should open their eyes and start to compare things more open-minded.
    Are you seriously so entrenched in that reddit and digg mentality that you can't prefer something without trying to make others feel bad about what they like? Are you ACTUALLY getting off on downvoting in real life? What do you possibly think your comments are adding to this discussion? Do you think they are composed of retconotons and are somehow changing my actual, real and positive experience?
    12-17-2015 07:40 AM
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