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A Portable Powerhouse to Help Manage Your Life
Lane is a tech blog editor and gamer who says he manages his life on his Surface. Before Surface he lugged around a large and very heavy laptop, now that he’s using Surface he’s able to be mobile and get what he needs done on the go. He can work from anywhere, play games while relaxing at...
15 Nov 2013
Quick Look – Dr. Nick Patel on using Surface Pro in the Hospital
Following on the heels of the interview we shared yesterday on the new Touch Cover 2, today’s ‘quick look’ features a chat we had with Dr. Nick Patel from Columbia, South Carolina on how the Surface Pro has helped him to increase his efficiency while also improving the interactions he has with his patients...
29 Oct 2013
Not your Grandfather's Laptop
In life, I wear many hats professionally: climber, guide, photographer, filmmaker, speaker, water advocate. But, rarely are these varied professions coupled on one expedition. Our current Ganga: Source to Sea Expedition, however, bucked this tradition…and the Surface Pro rose to the challenge...
28 Oct 2013
Surface Fans Speak: Early Impressions of Surface Pro 2
In the last few weeks, we shared how artists like Mike Krahulik (Gabe from Penny Arcade) and filmmakers like Amanda Lippert are doing incredible work using a Surface. This week, we are sharing why lawyers, CTOs and other professionals are excited about Surface as the first device that can truly replace...
21 Oct 2013
Surface on expedition along the Ganges
Quite often this blog features stories about how people are using Surface in their life, busy parents, photographers, skaters and more. Well now we can add another really cool one to the list, international explorer! Jake Norton has traveled the world climbing some of the most storied peaks on the planet...
13 Sep 2013
Windows 8.1 is now available for Surface RT and Surface Pro!
At 4am Pacific Time this morning, the Windows team announced the global availability of Windows 8.1 . This is a free update that brings with it a wealth of new features and improvements to Windows 8, and it will be a significant update for your Surface RT or Surface Pro. From the beginning, we designed...
17 Oct 2013
Surface Continues the Expedition Along the Ganges
When we last left Jake Norton and team, they were preparing for their #GangaS2S expedition, tracing the Ganges River in India from the source high in the Himalaya down to the terminus in the Bay of Bengal. Jake is using Surface Pro, which already helped him prepare for the journey and now in the field...
15 Oct 2013
Filmmaking with Amanda Lippert and Surface Pro
Last week, after we blogged about two amazing artists using the Surface and their impressions of the Surface Pro 2, JasonGW posted that he’d love to get his (and his classmates’ hands) on a Surface Pro 2 “to create the next generation of Hollywood magic :)” That phrase ‘the...
11 Oct 2013
Behind the Scenes with Christy Karacas- New York-based Animator
Christy Karacas is the creator of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Superjail! Series and a Surface user. As our month of creators continues and sharing more with you all the cool things people are doing with Surface, the Surface team caught up with Christy at his home in Brooklyn and at Titmouse Studios...
18 Sep 2013
Chayse Irvin – Cinematographer, Technophile, Creator
Meet Chayse Irvin. He is a cinematographer, filmmaker extraordinaire, world traveler, and technology enthusiast. Chayse has quickly become one of the world’s brightest emerging cinematography talents, becoming known for adapting his documentary background into a unique cinematic style. Born and...
11 Sep 2013
Assimilate Launches SCRATCH Play
Assimilate has launched SCRATCH Play , a free, comprehensive media player that enables film makers to create with efficiency and ease, their works of art on Surface Pro. Two well-known and highly acclaimed film producers, the Diamond brothers have been using the app on their Surface Pro to do more in...
4 Sep 2013
Announcing the Winners of the Halo: Spartan Assault Twitter Contest
We’re excited to announce the winners of our Halo: Spartan Assault Twitter Contest! We asked our Twitter followers on August 21 & 22 what makes Surface an awesome gaming experience and our community ran with it. There were so many awesome entries that we decided to add three additional winners...
3 Sep 2013
Surface rolls out next phase of business channel availability in 17 new markets
In 10 months since the initial launch of Microsoft Surface, we’ve moved to put Surface in the hands of more business customers around the world. Our plan has been to expand commercial distribution for Surface in a thoughtful way. This expansion continues to be via a select ecosystem of established...
15 Aug 2013
Pursuing an Entrepreneurial Career in Coffee with Surface Pro
The Surface Team chatted with Drew to learn more about how he’s using Surface Pro to pursue his passion for coffee and his entrepreneurial spirit to drive unique coffee experiences. Drew is the owner and founder of HubBub Coffee in Philadelphia, PA. He launched the first HubBub Coffee as a Food...
14 Aug 2013
The Reliability Lab – Surface is Tough
There is a small, elite group of people at Microsoft who are paid to push products to their limits and beyond. And by products, in their case, I mean devices. Like all people with such jobs, they enjoy their work a little too much (see at 1:22). Last month on the Official Microsoft Blog , “On The...
7 Aug 2013
Surface announces availability in U.S. channel, commercial app partnerships and an education offer
We’ve had a LOT of interest from businesses, schools and universities wanting to use Surface Pro as their primary PC and Surface RT as a productive tablet for work. Today, we are excited to announce the next steps in our availability for commercial customers – channel expansion plans, a new...
1 Jul 2013
Surface Pro release dates in Western Europe and a great promotion for Surface RT to go with it
As we recently announced , we are expanding the number of markets where Surface Pro and Surface RT will be available. We’re excited for more people to be able to get Surface on the dates below. Some markets are still confirming timing so aren’t included here... 17 May – France 23 May – The United Kingdom...
16 May 2013
Welcome to the Surface Blog
Welcome to the new Surface Blog! I’m pumped for the team to have this new space to share information with you as we continue to tell the stories behind what makes Surface such an amazing family of products. We’ll tell our stories and share the latest Surface news. I’m also excited to...
7 Feb 2013
Update on Surface Pro Availability + Reservations
We wanted to provide another update today on availability for Surface Windows 8 Pro. Starting right now, you can visit the online Microsoft Store (U.S.) and place an order for the 128GB Surface Pro that will ship within 2-3 weeks, based on incoming inventory. Once inventory is depleted, the system...
15 Feb 2013
Limited Edition Touch Covers – Extras to Excite You
Our new Limited Edition Touch Covers are available now, for a limited time you can have a piece of something that’s unique and one of a kind. These Touch Covers feature custom laser etched artwork designed by three different and equally talented artists. Express your personal style and use something...
21 Feb 2013
Toyota Racing Teams Rev Up with Surface Pro
This weekend, Microsoft is with TRD , U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) at the season opening NASCAR races in Daytona, Florida, to see how things are shaping up on the race track with their Windows 8 Trackside app running on the new Surface Pro. Over on the Windows for your Business Blog , you can get...
23 Feb 2013
Typing on One of the Thinnest Keyboards in the World
A full size keyboard equipped with pressure sensing technology that is so lightweight it’s known as one of the thinnest keyboards in the world, that’s what we wanted to create for you. We were sitting in a room all asking ourselves the same question, “How do we create the thinnest possible...
8 Mar 2013
Microsoft’s Team of Mad Scientists
Our very own Stevie Bathiche was recently featured in an article with Fast Company this week. The article served as inspiration for us to share a little bit more about Stevie’s team here at Microsoft, the Applied Sciences group, and the role they played in helping create Surface. Stevie Bathiche...
8 Apr 2013
Expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT Availability
At the end of February , we announced that we were broadening the availability of the Surface family. Since then, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback that people want us to expand availability further and faster. Nope! After trawling around looking a Windows 8 tablets on offer, the Surface Pro...
23 Apr 2013
Improving the Surface Customer Experience
Did you know, that from the time it left the assembly line to when it was on store shelves on October 26th, we’d already made a number of updates and improvements to Surface RT? How is this possible, some of you may ask? Read on to find out… When we first started working on Surface, we...
26 Mar 2013
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