Microsoft’s Surface Pro launching in January

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet will arrive in Januaryof next year with an $899 price tag. The Surface Pro is the more powerful version of the Surface RT. It features an Intel Core i5 processor and 1080p HD display. The Pro will run the full version of Windows 8, not like the Surface RT which had Windows RT installed. That means it will be able to run all of the legacy Windows apps that a full laptop or desktop has access to — something that the RT version is not capable of.

Included in the price is also a Surface Pen but not a Touch or Type Cover. The tablet includes a USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort, which can drive a screen of up to 2560 x 1440 resolution. The Pro version is a little heavier and thicker than the RT model, but Microsoft notes that it is still under two pounds and less than 14mm thick.

A 64GB model will cost $899, while a 128GB edition will be available for $999. Which one will you choose? 🙂

Updated – Windows Phone 7.8 Update expected November 28

Windows Phone 7.8, an update that brings several Windows Phone 8 features to users of Windows Phone 7, will launch this tomorrow, November 28, latest rumours have suggested.

The Tonis Tech Blog has claimed its insiders “near the subject” have revealed that the update will bring a new Start screen to Windows Phone 7, along with more colour themes, the ability to transfer files via Bluetooth and an option to keep Wi-Fi open on Nokia phones.

We have previously heard that the update will add the Rooms calendar function, as well as Xbox SmartGlass and the Xbox Music Store. Hopefully tomorrow my Lumia 900 will have the new Live Tiles as in the picture! 🙂

Update – Christmas is coming a bit later this year since we’ll have to wait for ‘early 2013’ to get the 7.8 update. Just tried updating my Lumia this morning, but obviously no updates showed up. Hope the ‘early 2013’ means in January not in March or April! We’ll wait and see.

First Person to Upgrade to Windows 8! – Updated

We just got news and found who is the first person to buy the upgrade to Windows 8 in Malta. His name is Kurt Borg! We’ll get more updates on this exciting news soon.


Update: We’ve found the alleged person’s profile picture in Google Images.

Update 2: We just managed to get in touch with Kurt Borg and asked him some questions which are very relevant to Windows 8: Continue reading

Delete Operation in MVC

This week I just started some MVC tutorials which I’m really liking. And after some tutorials I found this “Performing a delete operation in response to a GET request (or  for that matter, performing an edit operation, create operation, or any other  operation that changes data) opens up a security hole”.

The problem is that if you create a link with the following href:, it will delete the movie with the passed id 23. If a hacker finds this, he can create a loop and delete all of your movies in the database.

The best solution would be to delete an item in an HTTP POST operation instead of the get, so the user must submit a form to delete an item. This is done using either buttons, or else images using the following markup:

                <% using (Html.BeginForm("Delete", "Home", new { id = item.Id }))
                   { %>
                    <input type="image" src="Content/Delete.png" />
                <% } %>

This will create an image link in a form which would POST the delete operation. This will reduce the security hole in your system. I suggest you read this article by Stephen Walter. Hope this will help you in your new MVC adventures.