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Watch the Winter Olympics on your Surface with the NBC Sports Live Extra app
There is a 12 hour time difference between Sochi, Russia and Seattle where I live, and despite the proliferation of screens at home, it’s hard to find time to watch the Winter Olympics. Enter the NBC Sports Live Extra App and my Surface 2 – which goes everywhere with me. This is a great app...
11 Feb 2014
Keeping Up with the Roaches: a three-Surface family in Seattle
Whether it’s a hybrid car, outdoor fire pit or jumbo play structure, there’s always a family in every neighborhood that sets the pace for the rest of the street. Consider the Roach family from Seattle. They become a three-Surface household before many people even knew that Surface had launched. After...
12 Dec 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 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
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
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
Indoor Cycling Studio Provides a Unique Customer Experience with Surface RT
Today we’re sharing with you how one business, Flywheel Sports is using Surface RT to motivate their customers and provide them with the best possible experience. Throughout the design process of Surface we knew that it would be a great tool for businesses to use, so we’re excited to share with you how...
30 Jul 2013
Mom and Entrepreneur Sharon uses Surface to Stay Organized at Home and at the Office
Mother of three and entrepreneur Sharon Schneider is using Surface to help keep her family organized and run her successful business. CEO and Founder of Moxie Jean , Sharon runs a company that purchases new and like-new clothing from families whose children have outgrown their clothes. Moxie Jean then...
26 Jul 2013
My Surface Story: 57 Days in Ho Chi Minh City with Surface RT
‘My Surface Story’ is a special series on the Surface Blog. We’re featuring the stories of real people using Surface as they work, play, and travel. Posts are written by Surface users, and we’re excited to see the many ways that Surface lets people ‘Click In and Do More’. Next up in our series is Ava...
23 Jul 2013
Day one running Windows RT 8.1 Preview on Surface RT
This morning at the Build conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview . This is big news as it’s the first chance for Surface customers to experience the new update, which moves the Windows 8 vision forward with new features and improvements. There will...
26 Jun 2013
On Campus with Medical Student & Music Blogger Shawn
Next up in our series of profiling some of our awesome Surface users is Shawn from Toronto, Canada. Shawn is a medical student, and uses Surface for both work and play. We spent some time on campus with him so we could learn how he’s using his Surface to study for med school exams and keep up with...
20 Jun 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
Surface RT is Now Available in 13 New Countries
Today we’re adding 13 new countries to the growing list of places where Surface Windows RT will be available. Now customers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland can all purchase their very own Surface...
14 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
Meet Skateboarder and Journalist Arian Chamasmany
Life is about learning, having fun, and trying new things. When you’re busy, on the go, and always moving, having a device that helps enhance your creativity can make all the difference. Surface allows for just that, it enables people like you and like skateboarder and journalist, Arian Chamasmany...
27 Mar 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
Surface Pro: Available now
Today is an exciting day for the growing Surface family: Surface Pro is here! Surface Windows 8 Pro 64gb is available online or from store shelves at all Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, at Staples and Best Buy in the United States and from Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada. Customer...
9 Feb 2013
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