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Meet the Microsoft Surface family

Jane Murphy


Account Executive, Blue Connections IT

Empower your teams with the best of Microsoft. Inspire employees with the ability to work naturally. Surface delivers people-centric design and flexible form factors so your team can work anywhere.

Even if your organisation does not currently have a robust work-from-home or remote work policy, as the trend toward mobile work accelerates, the devices you buy today must support flexible work tomorrow to maximise returns on your investment . Devices that enable seamless remote collaboration will prove to be the most valuable over time, both from a productivity and retention standpoint.

Many of our clients choose Surface devices to allow their employees to conduct business from anywhere and have noted a positive impact. Surface’s mobility features, including strong battery life and the ability to run multiple applications side-by-side, compounded by the mobility benefits of Microsoft 365 Enterprise have helped improve employee satisfaction and retention and positioned their organisation as top employers. ”

Blue Connections are a Microsoft Surface Gold Partner

After completing the technical certifications, rigorous sales enablement training and achieving gold partner revenue thresholds , we are delighted to announce Blue Connections is now a Microsoft Surface Gold Partner.

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2

Do one better on two screens. Now with lightning-fast 5G and dynamic triple lens camera. New dual-screen experiences for Microsoft 365 await, plus Xbox gaming, streaming, and every Android™ app in the Google Play store. Incredibly thin, two new high-resolution 5.8” PixelSense™ Fusion Displays open to an expansive 8.3” with a Revolutionary Hinge that adapts to all the ways you get things done, wherever you are. Add Surface Slim Pen for sketching and handwritten notes.

Surface Duo 2 Fact Sheet

2-in-1 Tablets

Surface Pro 9 for Business

  • The most powerful Pro. Flexible, all-day impact. Tablet portability and laptop performance keep your teams connected.

  • A no-compromises laptop. Next-level performance, long battery life employees expect, and accessories that enable work anywhere.

  • Flex in any environment. A tablet or a laptop with lightweight, ultra-thin portability. Adjust the Kickstand to adapt to your workstyle.
  • A full desktop set-up. A 2-in-1 that is the ultimate workstation when docked to high-powered 4K external displays.

Surface Pro 8 for Business

  • Power for intensive workloads. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors deliver power for intensive workloads plus i5 and i7 Wi-Fi options.

  • Secure, consistent connectivity with 4G. Built in eSIM or Nano SIM options for a secure, stable connection anywhere, anytime.

  • Stay connected in high definition. The built-in 5.0MP 1080p camera improves low-light performance, brightness and skin tone accuracy.

  • Capture, edit, share. Capture video footage in 4K, scan a document or brainstorm in real-time with the 10MP rear-facing camera.

Surface Go 3 for Business

  • On-the-go power. A portable business laptop with up to 11 hours of battery life, plus Fast Charging to take you from low to full faster when you do need to plug in.
  • High-resolution PixelSense™ Display. Present to customers or watch HD training videos on the 220ppi PixelSense™ Display.

  • Made for touch-first, pen-enabled tasks. The 10.5” touchscreen display is optimised for the improved tablet, touch and digital pen possibilities?. A business tablet for working anywhere.
  • Accessories designed for Surface. The perfect solution for your teams with Designed for Surface® accessories like rugged cases, sleeves, vehicle mounts and point-of-sale systems.

Surface Pro 7+ for Business

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™. High performance to help you get it all done with an 11th Gen IntelFootnote® Core™ Processor, and up to 32GB RAM and 1TB of storage.
  • Up to 15 hours battery life All-day battery life for work on the go. When it’s time to recharge, go from 5% to 80% in just under an hour.
  • The flexibility employees need. Transforms from laptop to tablet to digital canvas with the innovative, adjustable Kickstand. It’s a portable and lightweight 2-in-1 so you can take it with you to work anywhere.

  • A brilliant 12.3” display. The high-resolution PixelSense™ touch display features ambient light sensing that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions for the best experience, wherever the office is.

Blogs: Device advice for remote working


Surface Laptop 5 for Business

  • Effortless multitasking. Fast multitasking power with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors built on the Intel® Evo™ platform.

  • Battery life for real life. With up to 17 hours of battery life, Surface Laptop 5 empowers productivity wherever work takes you.
  • Ready to work when you are. Get back to work fast with Instant On and Windows Hello password-free sign-in.
  • Interact naturally. Do more with the high-definition PixelSense™ touchscreen. Works with a digital pen for mark-ups.

Surface Laptop Studio for Business

  • Run intensive software. Work seamlessly with Adobe® Creative Cloud, Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Dassault SOLIDWORKS™ and more.

  • Quad-core powered Intel® Core™. Incredible power and performance to handle your most complex workloads.

  • The best graphics performance. Run compute-intensive workloads with graphics powered by NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 laptop GPU.

  • Surface Slim Pen 2 is charged and within reach. Magnetically attach, store and charge Slim Pen 2 under the front of the keyboard.

Discover Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2S

Enable teamwork anywhere with the Surface Hub 2S family of devices, a Microsoft Teams-certified meetings platform and interactive whiteboard for business that brings teams together. Surface Hub 2S 85” is a large-room solution, while Surface Hub 2S 50” is perfect for smaller spaces. Both sizes are certified for Microsoft Teams.

Introducing Surface Hub 2S

Innovation at the checkout: 7-Eleven’s strategic use of Microsoft Surface devices for superior customer service

Find out how 7-Eleven was able to achieve a significant boost in operational efficiency using Microsoft Surface devices deployed by the Blue Connections IT team.

Video: Tech talk on the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Watch Bill Mackay unbox the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio and run through its features

Whitepaper: Productivity of remote workers calls for the right technology

To find out more about the barriers to productivity and how the right device can shape the outcomes from your remote working team, read our latest whitepaper.

Tip Sheet: How to optimise remote working with mobile devices

To find out more about how the features of mobile connected devices play a role in the development of a strong and productive workforce, read our latest tip sheet.

Surface Laptop Go 2 for Business

Sleek, lightweight portability with a 12.4-inch display and the performance you need to take on everyday tasks.

Surface Studio 2+ for Business

Find fuel for inspiration with Windows 11 and professional-grade performance on a sleek, versatile all-in-one computer that commands attention.

Virtual Event: Workplace transformation with Microsoft and Asahi

What a way for our customers to finish off the EOFY with the Blue Connections, Microsoft, Asahi Beverages and 14 Days of Cheese teams collaborating to experience cheese, beer, and cider pairing, whilst delving into how Microsoft Surface solutions can benefit your business in the workplace transformation journey.

We were delighted to have Asahi’s Digital Capability Lead Victoria Ortega join Chris Plumridge from Microsoft and Yuvesh Sharma from Blue Connections to share how we collaborated with Asahi to seamlessly implement their ANZ fleet of devices for their future of work project.

How Blue Connections works with Microsoft Surface

Blue Connections was able to assist a large global retailer, who operate convenience stores on a franchise model, streamline their business and increase productivity by enabling remote managers complying with brand regulations.

Remote managers travelling large distances daily between stores had a complicated task, by the fact that they used an array of devices to carry out their work, and there was no information sharing between them. Using iPads and mobiles while on the road, the team was regularly forced to return to the office to login to a desktop computer when they needed to access corporate documents. Frequent technical issues would see these roving employees having to bring their devices to the corporate office to be fixed or provisioned. The travel and time to deal with technical issues increased downtime and created significant productivity issues. Blue Connections was tasked to look for a better way to support the managers, so they can spend more of their time in the field, handling franchise compliance and training. After testing a variety of new tablet devices, Microsoft Surface came out on top, thanks to the feel and flexibility of the product fitting with the remote manager’s needs, and its ability to support Microsoft 365, allowing them to securely access corporate data in the field when and where they needed it.

With Microsoft 365 enabled Surface tablets, the management team were able to benefit from improved device management and automated provisioning, ensuring better support if technical issues arose. Now, when remote managers visit the head office for meetings, they can bring their Surface devices and automatically connect to the corporate ecosystem via their own Surface devices, rather than having to find an available desktop.

Case Study: How the right devices enabled 7-Eleven’s mobile checkout initiative

To support 7-Eleven’s strategic initiative of introducing mobile checkout at its fuel stations and stores, the business required a robust and reliable device. Blue Connections recommended the Microsoft Surface Go and supported the devices with an end-to-end device management solution.

How Blue Connections IT can help

As a Microsoft Surface Gold partner, Blue Connections IT can work with you to find the
best combination of devices to meet your office, remote and hybrid requirements.

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