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Microsoft Surface Is Built For Business

September 21, 2022
Read Time 6 mins

To build a successful hybrid work environment, business and IT leaders need to give employees the tools to succeed. Empower your employees wherever they work to seamlessly connect and collaborate, stay secure, and get it all done. No matter what you do, there’s a Surface to help you do it, and in this article, we unpack the latest Surface devices and why they are perfect for you and your workforce. In this article, we take a look at why Microsoft Surface is fit for business.

Microsoft Surface Is Built For Business

Surface Pro 8 with Surface Pen and Type Cover

Covered In This Article:

Windows 11 and Microsoft Surface
A Surface Device For Your Business
Create Your Way With Microsoft Surface
Benefits of using a Microsoft Surface device

The Microsoft Surface range is specifically designed for businesses that are looking to embrace remote working. The devices are versatile, portable and powerful, coming equipped with all the Microsoft apps that your teams need to work efficiently and collaboratively. Switching to Microsoft Surface is one of the most cost-effective options for you and your business. You can reduce the number of necessary devices for your network while saving time due to better performance. Click here to find out about the benefits of using Microsoft Surface for business.

Windows 11 & Microsoft Surface

Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your Surface device.

Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love. Microsoft has simplified the design and user experience to empower productivity and inspire creativity. It’s modern, fresh, clean and beautiful. From the new Start button and taskbar to each sound, font and icon, everything was done intentionally to put you in control and bring a sense of calm and ease. Some newer Surface devices come with Windows 11 already installed. Other Surface devices can be upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Click here to find out more about how Surface was designed as part of the Microsoft ecosystem.

What's New

The new operating system started rolling out as an upgrade to PCs and Surface devices on 4 October 2021. Some of the most prominent changes and additions to the latest version of Windows have seen Microsoft introduce Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops to provide an even more powerful way to multitask and stay on top of what you need to get done. These are new features designed to help Windows 11 users – especially on Surface devices – to organise their windows and optimise screen real estate. For a more comprehensive look into what's new in Windows 11, click here to view the Microsoft guide.

Surface Laptop Studio with accessories

A Microsoft Surface Device For Your Business

Entry level: Surface Go 3

The Surface Go 3 is a go-anywhere, work anywhere 2-in-1 device with a high-resolution touchscreen and an adjustable kickstand. Microsoft's most portable Surface PC is optimised for remote and field workers on the go. Microsoft's most portable Surface PC is optimised for remote and field workers on the go. Note-taking and sketching are made easier with the intuitive slim pen which is an outstanding value that can replace both your tablet and laptop. Available with optional LTE Advanced for hassle-free connectivity.

SurfacePro 8 with accessories

SurfacePro 8 with Type Cover

Entry level: Laptop Go2

Sleek and portable, the Surface Laptop Go 2 features a vibrant touchscreen and great typing experience, now with an improved HD camera, secure Windows Hello sign-in, and a performance boost. The Laptop Go2 is portable, lightweight and versatile, making it the perfect choice for an office on the move.

Surface Laptop Go2

Midrange: Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 offers strong performance, impressive audio, a comfy keyboard and good battery life in a sleek design. Run the apps you depend on with improved performance and multitasking power than before. Cut the background noise and get down to business in calls – look your best on video and be heard clearly. Show your best side, even in low light, to a high-definition camera and dual far-field studio mics to capture your voice and reduce background noise.

Surface Laptop 4

High end: Surface Pro 8

Microsoft created the Surface tablet as a showcase for how Windows can power touch-screen devices without integrated keyboards. And in many cases, it works splendidly. So, whether you need a laptop, a tablet, or even both, Microsoft has you covered.  Microsoft Surface presents multiple benefits, including lower hardware and software costs, exclusive features, and adaptability to fit your business needs. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 is the most powerful Pro yet! Designed to highlight the best of Windows 11 coupled with fast processing speed and improved graphics, means that Surface Pro 8 can tackle any task thrown at it.  This device also has modern Thunderbolt 4 ports making it easier to keep your devices synced and connected to a wide range of accessories.

Microsoft Surface Is Built For Business

Surface Pro 8

High end: Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio is an out-of-the-box device for creative teams who need their devices to meet expectations. With extreme processing power (the most powerful in the Surface Laptop range thanks to new generation processors) comes the ability to build apps, edit video, render computer-aided designs and more. Boundary-pushing design lets you flex your creative muscle on the sleek touchscreen, making seamless transitions from laptop to the entertainment-ready stage to portable creative canvas, complete with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.

Surface Laptop Studio

Collaboration: Surface Hub 50"

Microsoft Surface Hub combines hardware, software and services in a flexible, dynamic and easy-to-use package. It brings together whiteboarding, video conferencing and projection, and integrates seamlessly with Windows 10 and 11, Microsoft Teams, Office, OneNote and Universal Windows. With the Surface Hub, you’ll achieve untethered collaboration supported by advanced videoconferencing technology. Meet, move and collaborate without boundaries.

Microsoft Surface Is Built For Business

Surface Hub

Create Your Way With Microsoft Surface

Not all businesses are alike. That is why Microsoft has created a Surface device that fits into your unique circumstances. Surface devices enable employees to work however they work best, offering flexibility, power and style. Paired with its ever-interconnected Microsoft Computational Univers (MCU), Surface helps customers save time and money with streamlined deployment, modern management and enterprise-level security.

Familiar Territory With Microsoft Surface

Instead of creating a separate operating system (OS) for the Surface line, Microsoft has integrated the hardware to run on Windows. Paired with the Microsoft 365 suite of applications, Surface is designed to help you achieve more within a platform you know and love. with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security, businesses can easily switch over to new devices without risking a break in cross-system functionality. This means that everything from Excel to Teams has been optimised to work the way it should across the Surface range - as opposed to struggling with the integration of a new or different operating system found in other tablets and 2-in-1 devices.

Embracing Hybrid Work

From home to corporate offices and hotel rooms, employees expect to be able to work from anywhere – and need PCs and applications to enable that flexibility. To build a successful hybrid work environment, business and IT leaders need to give employees the tools to succeed. Surface devices meet the requirements for hybrid work.

Employees face several work interruptions each day as a result of technology challenges, including short battery life and slow processing speed. A recent Forrester Consulting evaluation of the hybrid work environment found that:

  • 50% of workers to stay hybrid: Business leaders expect that over 50% of workers will remain in remote or hybrid work situations.
  • 73% of employees want flexibility: Flexible remote work options are popular amongst employees; they hope those options stay in place.
  • Employees request improved PCs: Nearly 40% of leaders say employees ask for improved PCs and device management to support hybrid work environments.
  • 70% say better PCs are required: Of leaders surveyed, over 70% say their companies need PC improvements to support hybrid work.

These pain points can be solved by Surface devices.

Home and company office set-ups should be easy to plug into with external monitors, docking stations and headsets so employees can get to work without hassle. Thanks to the Surface devices' range of different connections – such as Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – setting up and plugging in is now much easier than ever before.

With Surface, employees can take their workplace with them so that no matter where they work they have equal access to essential applications and networks. Clients see that they use only best-in-class products — starting with their own technology.

Microsoft Surface Is Built For Business

Surface Pro 8 with Surface Pen

Benefits of using a Microsoft Surface device

For businesses that need their teams to have access on the move, and technology as versatile as the environments that they find themselves in, Microsoft’s 2-in-1 devices are ideal. Small, portable and powerful, they convert from laptop to tablet with ease. Not everyone works best when locked down to a desk, and the versatility of the devices makes it easy to switch between a laptop with a keyboard and trackpad, to a tablet with a high-resolution display. This ensures that your staff can work in the way that they find most productive.

  • Collaboration: Enable teams to share information and ideas, and to collaborate together wherever they work.
  • Choice and flexibility: Give employees versatility and the performance they need to get it all done.
  • Modern management: Improve IT efficiency and reduce costs with remote zero-touch deployment and management.
  • Security: Protect your business with ultimate control, proactive protection and peace of mind wherever work happens.

Surface customers save time and money with streamlined deployment, modern device management and built-in, cloud-powered security. Empower people, data and systems with connected experiences from Surface and Microsoft 365.

Tarsus Distribution distributes Microsoft software solutions in the form of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office solutions and is excited to have been named the exclusive distributor for Microsoft Surface in South Africa across both their Consumer and Commercial range of devices.

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