Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop

See updates below for comments made after using the laptop for several months.  - BL

Overall, there is lot to like about the Microsoft Surface Laptop and only a few things not to like.  I've been using one for several months now, love it and highly recommend it. How others will or will not like this device depends on how the features match up to their needs or not. So here is a rundown  of  those pros and cons.

Screen Clarity (+).  The  screen is high resolution and very clear.  2256 x 1504 resolution at 201 dots per inch.  Scaling problems I've seen in the past with Windows 8 and high resolution screens do not show up in this device and with Windows 10.  I find this  screen so good that I gave up my Dell UltraSharp (1080) monitor and just use the laptop screen all the time.

Moving from ISO 9001:2008 to 9001:2015

Many quality-driven organizations use the ISO 9001 standards and many of them are dealing with the move from the 2008 to 2015 version of those standards.  Here are a couple of materials I've found helpful in this area.

Naturally, the ISO has information devoted to this change and a good staring point is their landing page on this topic [here]. On that page, they share a YouTube video from a Google Hangouts session on this topic.  That video is about 33 minutes long, worth the view in my opinion, and available [here]. This ISO landing page has a nice chart with  the evolution of this standard as well as some information about the standards development process - if you are interested in that kind of thing.

Linking Social Networks: Pros and Cons

As I see it, there are various pros and cons to linking one's social networks - e.g., that posts on one social network (Twitter) will end up automatically on another (Facebook).  How you judge those pros and cons impacts whether you think this is a good idea or not. While once a big fan of linking networks, lately I've steered away from this.  Here are some of those pros and  cons as I see them and we can each decide for ourselves when linking is a good idea or not.

Posts on Teaching Enterprise Architecture at Regis

For the past few years, I have been teaching a course in Enterprise Architecture at Regis University.  You can see a copy of the syllabus [here].  Some of my work on this course can be found on my blog at http://balawler.blogspot.com on the posts with the tag "Teaching".