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  • Windows Update Makes Surface Better

    Here on the Surface team we have a dedicated set of engineers working constantly to improve your Surface experience, long after you take the device home. Your Surface is a powerful computer that also senses how you are holding or using it and gives you the most advanced ways to interact with it including...
  • 5 Things You Might Not Have Known You Could Do on Surface

    Recently we’ve shared with you some of our favorite Surface tips & tricks and how sharing Surface is easier than ever with multiple user accounts . Today we’re here with five more tips – things you might not have known you could do on Surface. 1. Bring up the Quick Link Menu...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Featured on Geek & Sundry’s UNPLUGGED Series

    We are thrilled to announce the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 will be featured in Geek & Sundry’s new series, Unplugged . Inspired by Geek & Sundry’s passion for technology and gaming, we reached out to Felicia Day ( The Guild, Supernatural ) and her YouTube network in hopes of developing...
  • Surface makes it Safer and Easier to Share a Single Device

    The ability to have multiple user accounts on a single device in Windows 8.1 makes it easy for multiple users to share a single Surface. By signing-in with separate accounts, users are able to create their own Start Screen, install their favorite apps, and personalize everything to their unique preferences...
  • Using Surface to Reach your Health and Fitness Goals

    Gabe Aguilar-Gamez is a personal trainer and fitness expert. He’s using Surface to do more by tracking his exercises, training with his clients, and is able to be mobile and productive from anywhere as he teaches outdoor classes and takes Surface with him. We chatted with Gabe and asked him a little...
  • 5 Surface Tips & Tricks to Personalize and Get to Know Your Surface

    Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite Surface tips and tricks. We feel that they are fun and useful to help make your Surface experience a great one. 1. Pin your favorite artist, album, or radio station to your Start Screen - Begin by searching for your favorite artist or album or opening...
  • Surface closes productive NFL season with eye on what’s next

    With Super Bowl XLVIII and the 2013 NFL season behind us, the attention of fans and the teams across the league turn to preparing for next season. For many of us, it can’t come soon enough. I wanted to take a quick moment to reflect on the last season, but also update you on some cool new developments...
  • Surface Deploys to More Healthcare Professionals Than Ever Before

    Customers Choose Surface as Clinical-Grade Tablet We’ve shared before how Surface is helping increase efficiency in the health care industry and enabling health care professionals to improve the interactions they have with their patients. This week, we are making a series of announcements...
  • Celebrating Music Education with the GRAMMY Foundation

    A couple of months ago we started working with the GRAMMY Foundation. The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities...
  • Educators and Students are Choosing Surface and Changing the Classroom

    This week, members of the Surface team are working alongside global leaders in education at the BETT Show in London. We’ll be speaking with Educators, Students, IT Professionals, Administrators and Policy Makers about tablets in Education and how Surface can help. We’re encouraged by the...
  • Behind-the-scenes with Surface at the GRAMMY Nominations

    We’re proud to announce that Surface is the Official Tablet Partner of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. In preparation for the upcoming awards next month, the Surface team went down to sunny California for the GRAMMY Nominations LIVE! show. Surface 2 was the official tablet that powered The...
  • Announcing the Winner of the Surface Remix Project

    Back in October we teamed up with Indaba Music to launch the Linkin Park and Steve Aoki "A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES" remix contest . Over 1,400 remixes were created and submitted representing a huge range of creativity. We were all blown away by the number of talented producers on Indaba. After hours of...
  • 3D Printing Holiday Ornaments with Surface

    It seems like the availability of 3D printers is starting to take off and more and more home tinkerers are discovering the ability to create 3D models at home. After attending Maker Faire this summer in New York and returning from Autodesk’s CAVe conference in Las Vegas, I believe this is one of...
  • City National Bank is using Surface Pro to Empower Employees

    Retail banks, like many of our business customers, want a device that empowers their employees to do what they need to do, the moment they need to do it. They want a device that helps them engage customers in new and better ways to drive revenue. But they also need something that can deliver the promise...
  • A Skype Travel Challenge with Surface Pro 2

    Have you embarked on an adventure recently? If so, I am sure you remember fondly the thrill of exploring an unknown place, meeting interesting people on the road, and tasting local foods. Every time I get ready for a trip I go through a careful packing ritual to ensure I am not missing anything important...
  • The Cool New Surface Accessories You Really, Truly Need

    There are some awesome new Surface accessories available for you to check out, and they’re available now. Accessories play a big part in your Surface experience - they protect your device, help you get more done and allow you to personalize your Surface to your tastes and lifestyle. Chances...
  • Surface at the Brooklyn Youth Sports Club

    Harris Friess is a basketball club co-director of the Brooklyn Youth Sports Club in Brooklyn, New York a non-profit organization for high school students. He’s working to help inner-city youth enroll in college and Surface is playing a big role in this. We visited with Harris to learn more about...
  • Announcing The Winner of The Ultimate Surface Fan Contest

    Many of you know we celebrated the arrival of Surface 2 with a contest (or two!). With all of the unwavering support we see every day from our fans, we were curious what the Ultimate Surface Fan looks like. We called for your creativity and you delivered! After receiving tens of thousands of amazing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clicking In –Thinking Beyond Keyboards

    On Monday, we introduced you to the next generation of Surface: Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2. There was an incredible energy when we showed our new products. Beyond the devices, we gave people a glimpse into where we are going with Surface and what it truly means to click in and do more. The Surface Remix...
  • 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...
  • 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...