Microsoft has released a handful of battery life, Miracast and other updates for its Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets as part of its June Patch Tuesday.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
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