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Why, how & when to use current and upcoming Microsoft tech for IT implementers, developers and tech enthusiasts. Hosted by Microsoft Director Jeremy Chapman and his colleagues. An official Microsoft video series.
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Sep 22, 2021

Surface Laptop Studio is our most versatile laptop with unparalleled performance, all while delivering the best possible experience with Windows 11. Chris Greiser, from the team that engineered and designed Surface Laptop Studio, gives an in-depth, hands-on tour of the newest member in the Surface family.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introducing Surface Laptop Studio
00:38 - Designing the hinge
01:09 - CPU and GPU performance
01:58 - AI-powered app demo - NVIDIA Canvas
02:58 - SSD options and serviceability
03:16 - Ports and battery
03:42 - Exterior design and display
04:16 - Inking experience with tactile feedback and haptics
04:55 - Camera and audio optimizations

Core to the innovation in the Surface Laptop Studio, is the flexible, and ultra-durable hinge. It uses a special form of woven fabric together with advanced cable management on the display pivot point and the base of the device, so it can bend up to 180 degrees.

This is also the most powerful device in the Surface portfolio, performance tuned with the latest generation of discrete NVIDIA GPUs and 11th generation Intel® Core™ processors. GPU performance is the highest of the Surface family with discrete NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 for business. Also, with two USB-C Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, Surface Laptop Studio is capable of high-speed data transfers of up to 40 Gbps and it works with the breadth of peripherals.

Its PixelSense™ Flow touch display is 14.4” with a 3:2 aspect ratio at 2400 x 1600 resolution and it has a 120Hz refresh rate. The optional Surface Slim Pen stores at the front of the base with integrated wireless charging, so it’s always ready when you need it. The screen when paired with the optional Surface Slim Pen 2’s built-in haptics and tactile signals in Windows 11, enable a natural inking feel.

The 1080p front-facing camera has been optimized to perform well in low light conditions and even as you move or cover your face. Combined with Dual Studio Mics and accurate omnisonic sound reproduction, it's the perfect device for Microsoft Teams.

► Link References:

Learn more at https://www.surface.com/business

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Sep 22, 2021

Surface Pro 8 is designed to be the most modern expression of the purpose-built, class-defining Surface 2-in-1, now designed for Windows 11. Dave Mitchell, from the team that engineers and designs Surface 2-in-1s, gives an in-depth, hands-on tour of the Surface Pro 8, along with updates to the rest of the Surface 2-in-1 family.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introducing Surface Pro 8
00:27 - Review of Surface Pro 8 user experience
00:58 - Performance updates and specs
02:04 - Exterior design and tour
03:29 - Inking experience with tactile feedback and haptics
04:12 - Camera and audio optimizations
05:51 - Internals, connectivity, battery and thermals
07:43 - Updates to Surface Go, Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 7+

Surface Pro 8 was completely redesigned inside and out for the next level of performance and productivity. Its 13" display combines tactile feedback enabled through Windows 11 and the Surface Slim Pen 2 with a 120Hz refresh rate to give the best Surface inking experience to date. It now has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors. Commercial models now have the option of built-in LTE Advanced with Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors.

Beyond the updates to Surface Pro 8, we introduce updates to the rest of the Surface 2-in-1 lineup. Surface Go 3 has been updated to support Windows 11 with more powerful 10th Gen Intel Core i3 and Pentium processors. Surface Pro X is now available with a new WiFi-only option with Windows 11 on ARM, which now supports 64-bit emulation.

► Link References:

Learn more at https://www.surface.com/business


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Jun 16, 2021

Take a look at the latest Microsoft hardware innovations in support of remote and hybrid work at home and in the office. Engineering leader, Branden Powell, joins Jeremy Chapman to show how the new Microsoft and Surface accessories deliver the best experience on Microsoft Teams.

All our accessories are made with premium materials, so they look great and are built to last. They're compact and lightweight to optimize your space, no matter where you're working from. We've prioritized all-day comfort and mobility, and everything is certified for use with Microsoft Teams to give you a great online meeting experience. The convergence of hardware plus software helps minimize meeting fatigue, so you can stay fresh and in the flow of your work.

The latest round of accessories is available today: Surface Headphones 2+ for Business, Modern USB, Modern Wireless Headsets, Modern USB-C Speaker, and the new Modern Webcam.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
01:27 - Mobility
02:26 - Comfort
03:26 - Microsoft Teams button
04:08 - Mute button
06:20 - Dongle vs. Bluetooth
07:23 - Audio and video experiences
09:24 - Accessories work across platforms
10:09 - Wrap up

► Link References:
Get detailed specs at https://aka.ms/modernaccessories
For more on Surface, go to https://www.surface.com

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Apr 21, 2021

Get an insider's look at the latest Surface Laptop 4. While Surface Laptop’s familiar signature sleek form factor has been retained, under the covers you'll find major optimizations to bring the overall performance, battery life and device experience to the next level.

NOTE: Models with AMD Ryzen™ 5 Microsoft Surface Edition processors have 7 GPU cores and 6 CPU cores. See https://docs.microsoft.com/surface/surface-laptop-processors for more information.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:56 - Color options

01:16 - Processor options from AMD and Intel

03:00 - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

04:06 - Speakers and microphone

04:57 - Camera performance

05:40 - USB connectivity and ports

06:14 - Replaceable SSD and serviceable components

06:30 - IT management capabilities

06:59 - Wrap Up

Taking a tour of the internals, both Intel™ and AMD processors are now available on 13.5" and 15" models. Models with AMD chipsets are now equipped with 7 nanometer multi-threaded Ryzen™ 5 & Ryzen™ 7 Microsoft Surface Edition processors. Models with Intel® chipsets now use 11th Gen Core™ i5 & Core™ i7 quad core and multi-threaded processors with integrated Intel™ Iris® Xe graphics.

New to Surface Laptop 4 is the addition of Dolby® Atmos™. There's also an HD camera array with integrated IR sensor for Windows Hello-based authentication. Surface Laptop 4 is equipped with a full-sized USB-A port, USB-C® 3.2 Gen 2 supporting display output and charging, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Surface Connect port.

► Link References:

Learn more at https://www.surface.com

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Jan 11, 2021

Get an inside look at the new Surface Hub 2S 85”, the largest device in the Surface family. Combining state-of-the-art hardware with Microsoft 365 productivity and meeting experiences, it’s designed to enable stronger person-to-person and Team connection, bringing in-person and virtual meeting participants together in one seamless experience. Also notable is its modular design with removable camera and compute module.

Experience: Ideal for teamwork spaces and conference rooms Walk up and use it as a shared device without the need to authenticate Join meetings instantly from Surface Hub or your own personal device with proximity join Combine Surface Hubs together to present participants on one hub and content on the other.

Design: More screen real estate than the original Offers a fluid, multi pen inking experience Detachable camera captures 4k video at a 90 degree horizontal field of view Removable compute module with a comprehensive array of ports.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:38 - Experience

02:10 - Design

03:38 - Modularity

04:41 - Mounting and Mobility

05:20 - Manageability

06:16 - Security

06:47 - Closing notes

► Link References:

For availability and more information, check out https://www.surface.com

Learn more about partner certified peripherals at https://aka.ms/certifiedperipherals

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Jan 11, 2021

The Surface Pro 7+ is the latest generation of the purpose-built, class defining Surface 2-in-1, available exclusively for commercial customers and educational institutions. It's capable of transforming from a laptop to a tablet, or into studio mode, while also serving as a desktop when docked and connected to external displays.

And while the signature form factor remains consistent, it brings the next level of performance and versatility to its category, it comes with options for:

- Quad core compute running 11th generation Intel Core processors, which at its most popular spec, is more than twice as fast as its ’predecessor’

- A new removable SSD enables allows you to retain and protect your sensitive information

- Configurations available now with up to 32 GB of RAM

- Optional built-in LTE Advanced, with eSIM and physical SIM support

- And a 50.4 watt-hour battery, which is the highest capacity battery ever in the Surface Pro line

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction and highlights

01:08 - Color options and accessories

01:38 - Tour of Surface Pro 7+ hardware

03:41 - Surface Pro 7+ internals

05:17 - LTE Advanced option

06:04 - Manageability for IT

06:27 - Bulk packaging improvements

07:17 - Wrap-up

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Sep 29, 2020

Detailed look at the internals and user experience of the new Microsoft Surface Duo and find out what sets it apart. Vineet Thuvara, Senior Director of Program Management for the Surface team, joins host Jeremy Chapman to share details on how Duo is the ultimate intersection of hardware and software experience.

It's the first dual-screen foldable device for Microsoft that combines the best of Surface's signature hardware design and Microsoft productivity experiences. It runs on top of an Android operating system, making it Microsoft's first Android device. At just 4.8 millimeters unfolded, it's the thinnest device in its category.

Duo is the perfect balance of productivity and mobility, similar in size to the footprint of your phone. We designed a foldable dual-screen device that is compact enough to fit in your pocket and can do everything a phone or portable smart device can do, plus much, much more.

Experience the versatility, engineering, performance, and manageability of Duo for yourself in the Quick Links below.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:23 - Check out all the ‘firsts’ Microsoft Duo represents

01:46 - Dual screen

02:44 - Device postures: book mode, pen and inking, and tent mode

04:53 - Engineering challenges: thickness, dual topology, and posture aware

07:57 - Specs of Duo

08:46 - Battery life

09:07 - Hinge design

10:07 - Manageability and Security

11:20 - Learn more links

► Link References:

Surface Duo is available today. Go to https://www.surface.com.

Learn more about how to manage Surface Duo at https://aka.ms/SurfaceDuoManagement.

Start building enhanced apps for Surface Duo at https://aka.ms/SurfaceDuoDev.

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Jun 29, 2020

Surface Go 2, the smallest, most affordable Surface 2-in-1, now with a more brilliant higher-resolution 10.5” “PixelSense" display and even more performance and battery life packed into the same compact form factor.

At just over half a kilogram or 1.2 pounds, Surface Go 2 brings laptop-to-tablet flexibility, that goes anywhere. And its fanless design means the Surface Go 2 is an excellent choice for high dust or sterile working environments.

Surface Go 2 adds an optional Intel 8th generation Core M3 processor, that is 64% faster than Surface Go, as well as an Intel Pentium Gold option.

And the LTE model now works with eSIM and you can manage this through Endpoint Manager.

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Jun 29, 2020

The new Surface Dock transforms your Surface into a desktop PC. It offers a complement of USB-C, USB-A, audio, and Ethernet ports, its more than just a simple port replicator and brings with it smart, enterprise-grade controls. Such as individually disabling USB data, audio, or Ethernet on the Surface Dock with certificate-based management. It also has the capability of driving two 4K displays at 60Hz or two 5K at 30Hz.

You’ll see the new Surface Dock shares a consistent, quality look and feel with the previous Surface Dock.

On the front: • 2x USB-C 3.2 ports. Charge at 15 watts each

On the back: • 2x USB-C 3.2 ports at Display Port 1.4 spec • 2x USB-A ports • 3.5mm headset jack • Gigabit Ethernet

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Jun 29, 2020

Designed to give you the best balance of computational power and versatility in a laptop. The Surface Book 3, in its most powerful configuration, can create 3D designs, produce graphical content with real-time ray tracing and advanced shading; and run GPU-intensive machine learning and AI workloads.

Surface Book 3 has options for discreet GPUs with Nvidia GeForce or Nvidia Quadro for businesses with certifications for professional grade apps. It uses 10th generation Intel Core processors, available in either Core i7 or Core i5 configurations. And for the first time with Surface Book, you can choose options with up to 32 gigabytes of RAM.

The 13.5-inch model comes with a color-calibrated 3000 by 2000 pixel display and the 15-inch model has a 3240 (thirty-two-forty) by 2160 twenty-one-sixty) resolution.

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Oct 28, 2019

Go behind the design of our Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Pro X with Microsoft Surface engineer, Jochen Siegl. We'll demonstrate the new lineup of devices for the commercial channel - with the design, internals, and technical specifications of each new device.

Check out www.microsoft.com/surface for more information and availability of each Surface device

Apr 22, 2019

Complete details, demo and specifications of the Surface Hub 2S, an all-in-one collaboration device that’s built for teamwork – delivering a digital whiteboard, meetings platform, and fully integrated Windows 10 computing experience in one device.

In this show, Dave Kearney from the Surface Hub engineering team shows you how the light and mobile design of Surface Hub 2S allows you to turn any space into a teamwork space. We'll give you a tour of the built-in features, from the 4K camera, to the 4K+ screen and audio design that make participating in an online meeting feel less remote. And we'll show you how the modular design of the new Surface Hub 2S along with dormant, built-in hardware components will allow you to unlock Surface Hub 2X capabilities simply by swapping in the removable processor cartridge.

Find out more at: http://aka.ms/SurfaceHub2S

Jul 12, 2018

Surface Go is our brand new 10-inch ultra-light device, giving you a highly portable form factor for mobile experiences at a lower price point.

Cindy Martinez from the Surface engineering team explains the componentry, options and design behind the newest and smallest member of the Surface family.

The Surface Go team crafted the device to be versatile enough to function as a tablet or laptop. Combined with Windows 10 Pro, it’s powerful enough for Firstline Workers and students to run full desktop applications.


Surface Go with Wi-Fi is available for pre-order in select countries with products beginning to hit shelves on August 2nd. We’re also happy to share that an LTE model will be arriving later this year.

Find out more at :
http://aka.ms/SurfaceGoForBusiness

Jan 17, 2018

The goal of every Surface device that we develop combined with Microsoft 365 teamwork experiences across Office 365 and Windows 10, is to help you to achieve a richer and higher level of collaboration. Watch as Jeremy and Nydia walk you through the latest Microsoft 365 powered device experiences and also share room design principles to bolster collaboration in your workspace.

Oct 31, 2017

The new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, comes with a purpose-built state of the art LTE architecture for a new class of always-on connectivity from almost anywhere on the planet.
As Tim Golik, Director of Surface Program Management, shares on this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, delivering on this while remaining true to the design heritage of Surface devices, is a significant milestone requiring a number of breakthrough engineering techniques. Watch the full 5-minute episode to learn more and check out aka.ms/SurfaceProLTEAdvanced

Jun 6, 2017

Surface Hub engineer Jordan Marchese, walks us through updates to Microsoft Surface Hub with Windows 10 Creators update. For users of Surface Hub, Jordan demonstrates updated experiences including the new welcome screen; start menu and intelligent Whiteboard; single sign-on for easier access to your content, Office Apps and personal meetings; improvements to ending your Hub session and more.  For IT professionals, Jordan also walks through new ways to deploy and manage Surface Hub at-scale, as well as other admin settings introduced with Windows Creators Update. To learn more about Surface Hub please go to: www.microsoft.com/surfacehub. Thanks for watching!

Apr 24, 2017

Jeff Stewart, Sr. Director of Program Management for Surface Devices, shares the engineering goals for Microsoft’s category defining laptop, and the additional advantages of the new Surface Book with Performance Base. This includes benchmark demonstrations of twice the graphics performance and a rich explanation of the Thermal design.

Mar 28, 2017

Principal Program Manager Lead, Paul Barr, joins us again to demonstrate the top things to know about provisioning, managing and monitoring Surface Hubs in your organization, including an overview of the software update model.

Mar 20, 2017

A walk through of the design and capabilities of the new Surface Dial. The Surface Dial is a new input accessory that allows you to interact naturally with your applications on any current Windows 10 device. You'll see the Surface Dial's design and features as well as experience both off-screen and on-screen usage with Surface Studio. This overview is perfect for everyday or advanced users.

Mar 6, 2017

An in-depth tour of Surface Hub user experiences. Including joining and running meetings using Skype for business, usage of touch and pen to navigate, create, and annotate and we'll look at how you bring your own content to Surface Hub.

Feb 7, 2017

Principal Program Manager Lead for Surface Hub, Paul Barr, walks us through the top defense in depth strategies behind the design of Microsoft’s Surface Hub. As a communal device, the engineering team had the challenge of maintaining Surface Hub’s user friendly, ready to use multi-media experience without compromising on security. Paul takes on possible attack vectors to illustrate Surface Hub’s defense in depth strategies at the level of physical hardware, OS, app and users of the device. Learn more at aka.ms/surfacehubadminguide and aka.ms/endofsession

Jan 23, 2017

Director of Surface Hub engineering, Peter Oehler, gives you a comprehensive tour of the hardware and design of Microsoft Surface Hub. Surface Hub is an intelligent, multi-touch, large screen collaboration device with powerful and simple video and teleconference capabilities in one integrated package. Watch as Peter illustrates what went into the creation of this new class of device from the: large screen, interactive all in one computer, with fully immersive experience; best-in-class 4K resolution, using an optically bonded screen that supports 100-point touch and inking and more.

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