Using Surface in Business
Business to Consumer
Businesses that need to serve consumers will appreciate the mobility, durable casing, and compelling digital experiences with Surface RT and Surface Pro. In-store staff may need to move quickly between online catalogues and sales tools. On Surface, they can snap apps to the side of the screen, so they can do two things at once, such as show off products and check inventory.
In public settings, it’s important to make sure customers are hands on where they should be - and hands off where they shouldn’t be. Surface RT and Surface Pro have security features to help protect against device tampering and accessing restricted information. With up to 8 hours battery life, Surface RT gets you through the entire shift or day.
Specialized Line of Business
Business-specific or business intelligence apps
Practically every business has workers like these – people who rely on a specific business application to do their job. Whether point of sale, product database or business intelligence, devices that run these applications need to be fast and efficient. Cameras, keyboards, and accessories are often needed to make it easy to get information in and out.
Surface is great for modern line of business apps, offers device encryption to protect proprietary information, and full-size USB ports to connect devices. Surface RT runs apps from the Windows Store and a company’s own sideloaded apps1. Surface Pro can also run Windows 7 desktop applications, supports pen input, and provides access to tools on the corporate network.
Busy, connected professionals or service providersConstantly on the go, moving back and forth between the main office, branch offices, clients – and everywhere in between. Employees need fast, familiar ways to view and present information and stay in sync with their email, files and calendars. Surface RT is great for mobile workers as a companion device with up to 8 hours of battery life and essential Microsoft Office productivity2 apps. Surface Pro is the best of both worlds – the power and productivity of a laptop with the mobility of a tablet. With a pen included, it supports drawing and note taking, too. The IT department will love the advanced security features and manageability of Surface Pro.
2Surface RT devices come with a Preview version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT. This new Office suite includes all new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that are optimized for the Windows RT experience (not all functions are supported vs. standard Office). When the final version becomes available, your Windows RT device will automatically update with the final version of Office Home and Student 2013 RT. Office Home & Student 2013 RT commercial use rights are included in: Office 365 or Office Standard/Professional Plus 2013 (as secondary use right) or Commercial use license via Volume Licensing.