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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...
6 Mar 2014
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...
25 Feb 2014
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...
24 Feb 2014
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...
24 Jan 2014
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...
22 Jan 2014
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...
3 Jan 2014
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...
11 Dec 2013
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...
10 Dec 2013
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
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