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Surface Is Designed With Your Business In Mind

September 19, 2022
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With the multi-functional, highly adaptable, and user-enabling features that are standard to the Surface family of devices and applications, business leaders can transform their teams – and the ultimate success of their business – by encouraging creativity and innovation, building and communicating common goals, and making working activities and tasks as flexible and dynamic as the lives of employees.

A black Surface Pro 8

Surface Pro 8 with Type Cover

Covered In This Article:

Power, Out Of The Box
Saving On IT Costs
Reinventing Your Office, Anywhere

Across industries, the shift to remote and hybrid productivity was a tipping point to redefine the future of how we work, collaborate and learn outside physical office spaces or classrooms. We have seen a significant increase in the reliance on technology to keep organisations connected. In the past year, Surface usage within enterprise organisations nearly doubled driven by strong growth in the use of collaboration and productivity apps to maintain business continuity.

In the last decade, Surface has become known for its versatility, power and performance, brilliant touch screen, pen capabilities and great battery life. It is by far Microsoft's most widely adopted family of devices across business customers.

Power, Out Of The Box

Many or most of the Surface for Business computers can be ordered directly with advanced capabilities already in place. What is important to look out for is the speed of the processor, a critical factor if the person who will be using the device uses complex and computationally intensive software such as that required for big data advanced analytics, design, architecture, and engineering, or large volumes of sensitive data generated by industries such as the financial sector, for example.

From its inception, Microsoft Surface has garnered plaudits for its combination of price, features and capabilities. What many don’t realise is that the numerous Surface products – including very affordable models, high-end ones and unique devices such as Surface Laptop Studio – are designed to fit the needs of different employee types. And that is only scratching the Surface product line. The Microsoft range of Surface for Business devices includes a wide variety of notebooks, laptops, and 2-in-1 computers, all with different features to suit different user needs. Click here to find out more about how Surface integrates into the Microsoft ecosystem.

Microsoft 365 And Surface

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help you pursue your passion and run your business. More than just apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 brings together best-in-class productivity apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security in one, connected experience. Surface and Microsoft 365 give people the freedom to work their way from anywhere, protected by Microsoft security and modern manageability.

Get work done and stay connected whether you’re working remotely or onsite. Microsoft 365 coupled with Surface allows you to:

  • Chat, call, and host meetings,
  • Share documents in the cloud,
  • Collaborate using Office apps,
  • Connect via email and calendar,
  • Defend against cyber threats,
  • Make customer data more secure,
  • Improve user productivity,
  • Access web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Surface Is Designed With Your Business In Mind

Surface Pro 8 with Type Covers

Saving On IT Costs

To remain in business, stay competitive, increase productivity, establish, and maintain the enterprise's relevance and accessibility to reach its target market requires that new ways of doing are brought into operation and develop or evolve in tandem with technological advancements going into the future. This evolution includes the IT department. Microsoft Surface gives employees the versatility they need to work wherever they may be with devices they can rely on to be secure, efficient and more easily manageable – from a distance. Click here to find out more about the benefits of using Surface for business.

Surface Security

Apart from the accessibility and engagement made possible by technology such as the Microsoft Surface family of devices, the security of these devices and the platforms and information they give access to is a non-negotiable part of the confidence and trust that users of Microsoft devices have become accustomed to. The security features offered by Microsoft on its devices as well as collaboration platforms are precisely what is needed by macro-enterprises around the globe.

Every installation of Windows 10 and 11 includes built-in antivirus, and anti-malware software called Microsoft Defender Antivirus, which updates itself using the same mechanism as Windows Update. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is designed to be a set-it-and-forget-it feature and doesn't require any manual configuration. Microsoft Defender acts as the primary antivirus app on your device. It scans files, remediates threats, and lists detected threats in security reports on the Windows Security app.

For a detailed description of the various security measures implemented by Microsoft to keep data storage and exchange across networks secure, please refer to articles on the Microsoft website on Microsoft Surface Security and Advanced Windows Security.

Zero-Touch Deployment

Windows Autopilot is a cloud-based deployment technology in Windows 10 and Windows 11. You can use Windows Autopilot to remotely deploy and configure devices in a zero-touch process right out of the box.

This enables an IT department to configure/customise images with little to no infrastructure to manage and a process that is easy and simple. From the user’s perspective, it only takes a few simple steps to get Surface to a productive state. In fact, the only interaction required from the end user is to connect to a network and verify their credentials. Everything after that is fully automated.

Windows Autopilot allows you to:

  • Automatically join devices to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
  • Auto-enroll devices into MDM services, such as Microsoft Intune (requires an Azure AD Premium subscription).
  • Restrict the Administrator account creation. Autopilot is the only way to have the first person who logs into Windows enter as a standard user.
  • Create and auto-assign devices to configuration groups based on device profiles.
  • Customise OOBE (Out of Box Experience) content and branding to meet organisational requirements.
  • Enable full device configuration with Intune.
  • Reset or restart devices remotely.
Surface Hub with Stand

Surface Hub with Stand

Reinventing Your Office, Anywhere, Anytime With Surface

Microsoft Surface offers a variety of benefits, including lower costs, unique features, and adaptability to fit your business’s needs. With the ability to work from anywhere and harness the power of both a laptop and a tablet in the same device, switching over to Surface will save your business time and money while allowing you to take advantage of the latest technology.

Strengthen Your Executive Team

You can also use Surface technology to optimise specific departments, such as your executive team. Surface Enterprise Management Mode allows you to manage firmware settings from within your organisation. This is made possible through the Surface Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. This configuration leads to faster boot times and added security features as a more innovative version of motherboard firmware. Surface SEMM gives you greater control over your firmware so that you can manage your network from one central location.

Enhance Your Sales & Marketing

Microsoft Surface isn’t just for general office use. These products can benefit your sales and marketing team by helping you achieve greater efficiency and better relationships with clients. Microsoft Surface is compatible with Microsoft workplace analytics. This program analyses data from Office 365 to help you increase productivity and engage better with employees and customers.

Microsoft Surface can help your sales team work easily on the go and interact better with customers. For example, with the Surface Pro 8, members of your sales team can easily share information with customers by displaying it on a functional, lightweight device. The Surface family of devices also makes it easier for salespeople to work on the go. Whether you’re using the kickstand and keyboard for 2-in-1 devices or dictating information using Cortana on a Surface laptop, Microsoft gives your sales and marketing departments everything they need to operate successfully.

  • No-limits productivity: With high-performance chip sets, multi-touch screens and crystal-clear audio and video, Surface users gain an optimal in-app experience that enables them to be more productive and collaborative from anywhere, at any time.
  • Collaborate your way: Teamwork comes to life for everyone with features that empower users to work together in real-time or asynchronously, such as Microsoft 365 and Inking on the Surface touchscreen within Microsoft Whiteboard.

Unplugged power takes you further

All-day battery life keeps you going, and new battery features including Instant On and Fast Charging make you even more productive.

Feel free to discuss your business needs with one of Tarsus' highly clued-up, tech-savvy representatives to help you custom make a business package that will cater to everything your office – and your workers – need to stay in the lead in your particular industry.

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