Programming on the Surface
So the other day I was lurking the forums and noticed a demand for Visual Studio for Surface. That's when I realized there was a magical built in application in all windows 8 devices called remote desktop. After about 3-4 steps I was able to get to this point with a decent frame rate.
As you can see, I simply connected into my desktop with a decent connection and just started VS. While this solution comes with trade-offs, its a great band aide for anyone with a solid WiFi connection.