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Microsoft Surface RT

Surface RT is a great tablet for those needing to deliver a modern, engaging experience to customers. It’s also ideal for those who are mobile and need a secure device with long battery life and access to basic productivity or specialized line-of-business apps without full access to the corporate network.

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Got a Surface?

TM Forum Management World 2013 attendees can learn how to get the most out of Surface by visiting the Surface Booth located on the 3rd floor Expo area. Stop by if you have questions, are looking for tips, or simply want to share how much you love Surface!

In addition to the booth, several hands-on sessions will be on the agenda for those who want to get to know their device better. Check back later for more details or refer to the Management World program materials.

Setup & Personalize your Surface

It’s easy to get started with your Surface. Once powered on for the first time, Surface will lead you through a simple setup process that will make it truly yours.

Find a Wi-Fi Hot Spot

For the best experience setting up your new Surface, be sure to initially power on your device in an area with good Wi-Fi coverage. The TM Forum Management World has good Wi-Fi availability throughout the Nice Acropolis. Check your event materials for details on connecting to the Management World Wi-Fi access points.

Sign in

To sign in to your Surface you need an account. For the best, cloud-connected experience, sign in with a Microsoft account —an email address and password. When you sign in with a Microsoft account, your Surface lights up with content from Microsoft services such as SkyDrive, Hotmail, Messenger, and Xbox, as well as your contacts and calendar from your email account.

  • Not sure if you have a Microsoft account?

    A Microsoft account (formerly known as a Windows Live ID) is the email address and password that you use to sign in to Microsoft services like: Hotmail, SkyDrive, Messenger, Xbox LIVE, or Windows Phone. If you've used these services, then you already have a Microsoft account.

Add or Change Your Language

The Surface you received at the event may have come preinstalled with a language and locale that isn’t ideal for you. You can choose the languages to read and type in, as well as select your display language—this is the language you see most often in Windows and in your apps. Learn how to install additional language packs and select your display language.

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Shop for Accessories

Do more with custom accessories designed for Surface. Plug into external displays and show off your work, photos and videos. You can also purchase a power supply, Touch Cover, or Type Cover that is specific to your language and region.

Visit the Surface Where to Buy Page to find local and online retailers near you – no matter where you are.

Get the Most out of your Surface

Windows 8 and Windows RT come with new ways of getting around. Many PCs – like your Surface – now have touch capabilities, but you can also use the mouse and keyboard that you're familiar with. Getting to know some basic actions can go a long way toward helping you get around your Surface RT quickly and efficiently. Visit Get Started to learn how to use your Surface, view demo videos, and more

For everything you need to know about Surface RT, download the Surface RT User Guide

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Get Apps

On Start, you can organize and manage your apps, contacts, websites, photo albums, playlists, and folders. This includes pinning and unpinning tiles to Start and creating, rearranging, and resizing them.

The Windows Store has tons of free, “try before you buy,” and paid apps you can install on your Surface with Windows RT. All you’ll need to get apps from the Windows Store is a Microsoft account and a connection to the Internet.

Surface apps are great for business. Give your productivity a boost with some of these apps:

  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT. The productivity apps you know and love are already part of Surface RT.
  • OneNote. Take notes that save to the cloud so you have them when you need them.
  • PushBI. Monitor key business metrics and make decisions faster whether you are across town or half way around the world with this powerful business intelligence tool.
  • mLevel. All work and no play can make you dull. Blow off some steam with the telecom challenge powered by mLevel.
  • … or choose from thousands more.


For onsite support during the event, please visit the Surface booth in the 3rd floor Expo area. For questions or additional support, please visit the Surface support site.

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