Microsoft Surface

Why Choose Microsoft Surface Products

By Rhonda Bathgate – Microsoft 

With Covid and remote working, we have had a huge shift to remote and hybrid productivity.  We have redefined where we work, how we work, how we meet, and how we learn outside the physical office spaces or classrooms.

Make no mistake, our reliance and needs for technology have increased astronomically. Don’t believe me? Check out these stats. The world has produced 90% of its Big Data in the past two years. Every second, 127 new devices are connected to the internet. (Source).  To put that in perspective, every second 4.5 babies are born globally.

What is Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft Surface is a series of touchscreen-based personal computers and interactive whiteboards designed and developed by Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface was the first major initiative by Microsoft to integrate its Windows operating system with its own hardware, and is the first PC designed and distributed solely by Microsoft.

Why Choose Microsoft Surface?

  1. Microsoft Surface designs technology that fosters productivity, creativity and connection to empower people to be successful wherever they work and learn.
  2. They understand the changing markets and successfully researched and designed their Microsoft Surface Devices to fit into your way of working.
  3. Surface aren’t your typical devices, Microsoft don’t use a cookie cutter approach. Here’s why…
  4. Microsoft doesn’t just take a device off a shelf and pop on a brand, instead each one is designed to be agile, portable and have the power to work for not only students, or sales representatives, but all the way through to executives, managers, engineers and designers. Put it this way… no matter your situation they have options to match.
  5. There is a device for every kind of work and collaboration, so whether you use the keyboard or use the touch screen to enlarge, reduce or scroll through spreadsheets or word documents or use the Surface Pen to create – there is a Surface for you.

 

The Advantages of Microsoft Surface Security

Devices need end to end security features and this is even more critical than ever before as we work outside the office walls and outside our protection barriers. Microsoft takes this premise and uses features which include Windows Hello* and LTE connectivity to enhance Surface security.

Windows Hello is a fantastic feature using biometrics which enables you to authenticate secure access to your devices and networks with just a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition.  This gives you a more user friendly, secure and reliable method to access your device than the traditional logins.

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is sometimes referred to as 4G LTE. It’s a standard for wireless data transmission that allows you to download your favourite music, websites, and video really fast—much faster than you could with the previous technology, 3G. LTE connectivity is slowly becoming the norm on many devices.  Microsoft has already started to move in this direction with a Surface Go, Surface Pro 7+ and Surface Pro X supporting optional LTE connectivity.

However, not only does your Microsoft device security need to be robust – the software you’re using on it needs to have strong security as well.

Surface devices are specifically designed to pair with Office 365 software. Having continuously-updated software like Office 365 Business Premium means that you will always have the ability to have the latest security patch for the newest Teams and Office 365 security features on your Surface devices as soon as they are rolled out, giving your data multi-layered security protection at all times.

 

 

Modern Windows Deployment – Zero Touch

With Microsoft, you’re not just getting an up-to-date, secure device for business or home – but also the opportunity to be a part of the Microsoft Ecosystem.

Within this EcoSystem, Microsoft has developed time saving innovations with modern windows deployment using Zero-Touch with Azure VD, Intune and Autopilot.

Autopilot amazingly removes the need for the IT department to touch the devices.  You don’t have to wait for your device to have all the correct apps, access, updates and be configured with the required hardware.  Autopilot offers system deployment via the cloud so when your Surface leaves us and arrives at your door, it’s all pretty much ready to go. It also works in reverse as the device can be reprovisioned for future users, if the current user leaves.

 

With all these features, Surface offers an all in one offer with its many attributes, from beginning to end.

Microsoft has a customer obsession at its core, creating products inspired by customers for the changing world.

What’s next?

Every business is different. It’s always best to chat to a IT Professional to find out more about any of the Surface products, and how they can help you or your customers.

The IT Alliance is a nationwide IT Group that provides a full range of IT services:  from IT support, computer services, computer repair, as well as computer hardware and managed services. You can reach out to any of our members here for a 1:1 no obligation chat.

 

Windows Hello* (please note this is not available on Laptop Go)