Microsoft launched its Surface Studio all-in-one desktop at the Windows 10 event yesterday. Here’s what people are saying. Just don’t mention the iMac. In today’s IT Newspro, we mention it once, but we think we got away with it…
One year ago, Microsoft launched its Surface Enterprise Initiative, in which it allowed select partners to both sell and support Surface devices to the enterprise. This week, the initiative is expanding to Microsoft partners worldwide.
This week, Microsoft announced a new Surface Complete for Education warranty for schools and educational institutions. It’s available starting today for K-12 and higher-education institutions in the U.S. and will be expanding to international markets on September 30.
Microsoft is said to be launching a new Surface, codenamed Cardinal. The new device will be a one-box desktop PC—i.e., an all-in-one (AiO), as popularlized by Apple’s iMac. The avian-themed rumor seems credible and well-sourced. And an October hardware event would fit with Microsoft’s previous form. But beyond that, everything is mere speculation. None of which stops us from some amusing Friday musing…
Last month, Microsoft quietly unveiled a Surface Membership plan that allows small businesses to buy the firm’s devices on a monthly payment plan. Today, at its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft offered a similar plan to its partners, allowing them to sell Surface as a service.
Sales of tablets fell 10 percent in 2015, and almost 15 percent in the fourth quarter,according to the market researchers at IDC. But sales of so-called “detachable tablets” hit a record high in the year, with Microsoft Surface falling behind Apple’s iPad Pro.
Microsoft’s Surface tablet was repeatedly called out as the culprit of a technical glitch during the nationally-televised AFC championship football game yesterday. And while Surface was in fact not to blame, Microsoft will have a hard time living this one down.
Microsoft is now supporting commercial customers of all Surface devices with new availability and service and support options to help meet demand.
With barely a moment to pause and reflect on last week’s epic Build 2015 conference in San Francisco, Microsoft has set up shop in Chicago this week for its inaugural Ignite conference, which replaces TechEd.
Microsoft today announced Surface 3, a cost-reduced version of Surface Pro 3 that eschews the compatibility and performance issues of previous Windows RT-based Surface tablets. Based on the brand-spanking-new Intel “Cherry Trail” platform, Surface 3 is, in Microsoft’s words, “a full Windows and Office machine” that can fulfill the needs of individuals and businesses alike. […]
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