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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...
6 Dec 2013
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...
22 Nov 2013
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...
21 Nov 2013
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...
19 Nov 2013
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...
18 Nov 2013
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
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 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
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
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...
26 Sep 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
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
Spartan Assault drops in on Surface RT and Surface Pro
The wait is over! After first getting our hands on Halo: Spartan Assault back in June, we haven't been able to get our fingers off the screen. Now you can visit the Windows Store and download Halo: Spartan Assault for $6.99 (U.S.) and set your own mark on the Leaderboards. Brandon over on the Windows...
18 Jul 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
Surface + Spartan Assault stand out on E3 show floor
As many of you know by now , the latest installment to the Halo franchise, Spartan Assault is coming only to Surface, Windows Phone and other Windows 8 devices. Of course we are excited about this as big Surface fans, and longtime Halo heads. But E3 was the first time we got show off why we are so excited...
14 Jun 2013
The latest updates and improvements to Surface
Spoiler alert – we’re sharing some more updates to Surface that will make it even better. Before your eyes glaze over at the thought of installing updates and trying to understand them, remember that these updates show up of their own accord via Windows Update. So while it’s important to us that you...
12 Jun 2013
Comment on Free Touch or Type Cover with the purchase of Surface RT this month in US & Canada
I would like a #Surface so much but cant afford it, but just seeing all the cool features its got just makes me want one so much !!!!!
11 Jun 2013
A Note in Celebration of Eggfest
Let me confess something up front. I am obsessed with my Big Green Egg . This past weekend was Eggfest across the country, where multitudes of Eggheads (this is what we call ourselves – and there is an army of us around the world) get together to celebrate, share ideas and most importantly, eat great...
11 Jun 2013
Sustainable Designers Linsey and Crystal are Using Surface Pro to Help the Environment
One of the things that get us most pumped in the Surface team is to hear about people using Surface for things that amaze us. We built Surface to be productive, but never imagined some of the ways it would be used. We are inspired by many Surface users, and we want to share their stories. This is part...
7 Jun 2013
Outlook 2013 RT coming to Surface RT – and more
Hi. I’ve posted here a few times but I haven’t really introduced myself. I’m Brian Hall, and I joined the Surface team several months ago. I learned about how cool Surface was the first time many of you did when Panos announced it last June. I went to our local Microsoft store right when it became available...
5 Jun 2013
Surface is the latest outpost for Halo fans
This morning the world learned some awesome news . The latest installment of the Halo franchise, Halo Spartan Assault is landing on Surface, other Windows 8 PCs and devices and Windows Phone 8! This is a single player campaign spanning 25 missions in the Halo universe, all played in a top down style...
4 Jun 2013
Free Touch or Type Cover with the purchase of Surface RT this month in US & Canada
We are excited to announce a special offer for those of you in Canada and the United States. For a limited time beginning May 31 st , receive a free Touch Cover , Touch Cover Limited Edition , or Type Cover with the purchase of a Surface RT . Touch and Type Cover do much more than just protect and personalize...
30 May 2013
Surface clicks into big partnership with the NFL
You probably saw some pretty exciting news about the partnership between Microsoft and the NFL as part of our Xbox announcement today. We were particularly excited on the Surface team about this opportunity because it gave us a chance to show how much more Surface can do. Surface is the world’s first...
21 May 2013
New Surface Ad
We’ve gotten LOTS of really nice feedback on our high-energy Surface ads. The ones people have liked most have been those that ran when we first released Surface RT and Surface Pro . As much as we love the ads and others have, they’ve also been a bit polarizing. Some of our biggest Surface fans have...
17 May 2013
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