You can quickly enable rotation lock on your Surface RT tablet. I am using the Surface RT and when the keyboard is not active you can force the device to lock rotation.
To enable rotation lock do the following:
- Slide from the right side of the screen to reveal the charms
- Tap the settings charm
- Tap the screen option
- From here click on the rotation lock at the top
You can also adjust the screen brightness when managing the rotation. There are tips to make this a short cut but considering it is only 3 taps I don’t see any value in having a shortcut.