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Introducing new Surface products, built for Windows 11

Windows has always been a platform for the world’s innovation – a place for anyone to create, connect, learn and achieve. As Windows reshaped computing experiences, new hardware products have helped more and more people interact with them. From the first mouse that unlocked point and click productivity to the 2-in-1 that brought touch displays,…

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Windows has always been a platform for the world’s innovation – a place for anyone to create, connect, learn and achieve. As Windows reshaped computing experiences, new hardware products have helped more and more people interact with them. From the first mouse that unlocked point and click productivity to the 2-in-1 that brought touch displays, inking and a variety of modern capabilities, Windows and devices have together redefined what’s possible on a PC. Throughout our history as Surface, we have seen that the most meaningful experiences come from innovation at the intersection of hardware and software. This idea was the catalyst for Surface – to build hardware that would not only be a stage for Windows but push the platform and the ecosystem forward.

Each new version of Windows unlocks the next generation of hardware innovation. And for the last decade, Surface has been at the forefront – challenging convention, pioneering new experiences and creating entirely new categories of devices.

Today, on the threshold of Windows 11, we are revealing the largest update to the Surface portfolio in its history. With PixelSense displays, new pen technology, premium mics and cameras, powerful silicon and versatile form factors, the new Surface devices are designed to take Windows innovation to the next level. Our new lineup includes:

  • A fresh take on our powerhouse laptop with the new Surface Laptop Studio
  • An upgrade to our iconic 2-in-1 family with a redesigned Surface Pro 8, new Surface Go 3 and updates to Surface Pro X
  • A step forward for dual-screen mobile productivity with Surface Duo 2
  • Surface Slim Pen 2, taking digital inking to the next level with haptic feedback
  • A set of new accessories that represent an expanded view of product-making and bring issues of sustainability and inclusivity into focus.


Surface Laptop Studio

Designed in concert with Windows 11, Surface Laptop Studio is the most powerful Surface we’ve ever built. It is the culmination of years of Surface innovation – on hinges, display, silicon and more – and brings the best of the Surface heritage together in one powerhouse device.


Built as the ideal product for developers, creative pros, designers and gamers, bringing you the power of a desktop, the portability of a laptop and a creative studio all in one.

Surface Laptop Studio features a new ultra-durable Dynamic Woven Hinge, allowing it to transition from one mode to another seamlessly.

  • In Laptop mode, enjoy a first-class typing experience with a full keyboard and Precision Haptic touchpad.
  • In Stage mode, the 14.4” PixelSense touchscreen display is pulled forward to the perfect angle for gaming, streaming, docking, or presenting to clients. With the keyboard covered, immerse yourself in the display and interact with Surface Slim Pen 2, touch or touchpad.
  • In Studio mode, make use of the optimal canvas for uninterrupted writing, sketching and other creative pursuits.

In addition, Surface Slim Pen 2 stores neatly underneath the keyboard, where it magnetically attaches and charges for easy access when inspiration strikes1. People can set their imaginations free when using this versatile laptop, a device for building apps, rendering video and streaming ultra-fast games. With 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H35 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ GPUs, Laptop Studio has the power to get any job done with ease.

Surface Laptop Studio starts at $1599.99 and is available for pre-order today in select markets.

Surface Pro 8

This update to our iconic 2-in-1 represents the most significant leap forward since Pro 3. Surface Pro 8 is more than twice as fast as Pro 7, with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and built on the Intel® Evo™ platform. All of these performance gains, Windows 11 and up to 16 hours of battery life2 make Surface Pro 8 the most powerful 2-in-1 on the market.


Surface Pro 8 features a vibrant 13” PixelSense touchscreen that is virtually edge to edge. With Dolby® Vision™ and Adaptive Color Technology, enjoy a viewing experience that’s comfortable on the eyes and true to life. This is the most technically advanced display we’ve ever built. Pro 8 is the ideal hybrid device, giving people a dynamic on-the-go tablet and the ultimate work-from-home set-up. The incredible 5MP front-facing camera,10MP-4K rear-facing camera, Dolby® Atmos™ sound, and dual far-field Studio Mics keep you looking and sounding your best.

The new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard provides storage and charging capability for the new Surface Slim Pen 2, keeping it nearby and ready whenever inspiration strikes. With a 120Hz display refresh rate, you’ll experience Pen and inking like never before.

Surface Pro 8 starts at $1099.99 and is available for pre-order in select markets today.

Surface Slim Pen 2

Providing a simple and delightful Pen experience is one way we enable the technology to fade into the background. The intuitive ability to put Pen to screen immerses you in your productive and creative endeavors, boosts retention and offers new levels of versatility. Today we’re excited to take the next big step forward – making our inking and Pen experience even more natural and fluid than before.

With zero pressure force and ultra-low latency, Surface Slim Pen 2 gives you even greater control and accuracy. The redesigned sharper tip helps put a finer point on writing, shading and inking. When magnetically attached to the Surface Laptop Studio or stored in the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, it will charge and be ready to go when needed. Surface Slim Pen 2 leverages new capabilities in Windows 11 and our custom Microsoft G6 processor within Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio to provide tactile signals that create the feeling of pen on paper. The built-in haptic motor in Surface Slim Pen 2 activates to allow for a natural feel while notetaking and drawing. It’s a subtle interaction that makes a huge difference. Tactile signals can also provide feedback when you’re using natural gestures like circling to select in Microsoft 365 apps and using tools in Adobe Fresco.

Surface Slim Pen 2 is available for $129.99 and ready to pre-order today in select markets.

Surface Pro X

A year ago, we announced the thin, light, and LTE-connected Surface Pro X, running on our Microsoft SQ2 ARM silicon. This product merged the versatility features of Surface Pro with new levels of power efficiency and connectivity. Now with Windows 11 and 64-bit emulation built in, more applications than ever before are at your fingertips. Apps like Microsoft Teams and Office are optimized for ARM, as are other apps like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Our new Wi-Fi-only model means we’re bringing the thin, sleek design with all-day battery life2 to its most affordable entry price point yet, providing versatility and optionality to even more customers.

Surface Pro X starts at $899.99 and is available for pre-order today in select markets.

Surface Go 3


The most portable Surface 2-in-1 is perfect for your everyday tasks, homework and play. Designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Go 3 is 60% faster with an Intel Core i3 processor. This product brings optional LTE Advanced3, all-day battery2, built-in Microsoft security, and is optimized for tablet-to-laptop versatility with digital Pen and touch.

Starting at just 1.2 pounds and featuring 1080p cameras, best-in-class studio microphones, Dolby Audio, and a 10.5” touch display – Go 3 is the perfect device to connect, collaborate and play from anywhere.

Surface Go 3 with WiFi starts at $399.99 and is available for pre-order today in select markets. LTE models will be available in the coming months.

Surface products are designed to deliver the Microsoft experiences customers depend on. Every device offers incredible typing, premium materials, correctly placed cameras and a 3:2 aspect ratio for perfectly scaled documents. These new devices and accessories ensure that users can realize the power of Microsoft 365, Teams, Edge, Game Pass and more. With Windows 11, these new Surface devices unlock the benefits and capabilities created through the thoughtful design of hardware and software.

Surface Duo 2

Designed to showcase the power of Microsoft 365 in your pocket, Surface Duo brings dual-screen productivity and entertainment with you wherever you go. When Surface Duo launched last year, we pushed the boundaries of what a mobile device could be. With Surface Duo 2, we’re pushing that vision even further while offering the core capabilities people expect from a modern premium smartphone.


Surface Duo 2 is much more than a phone. From the integration with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, to entertainment scenarios like TikTok, Kindle and gaming, Duo 2 enables countless app pairings and unmatched multitasking capabilities. Use any two Android apps simultaneously and check out new app experiences tuned for dual screen, like Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends.

Featuring larger, 8.3″ PixelSense Fusion displays, the Snapdragon® 888 5G Mobile Platform, a dynamic triple-lens camera, stereo audio, NFC for contactless payments and an array of new accessories that add special features and extra protection, Duo 2 represents a major upgrade.

Available in Glacier or a new Obsidian, Surface Duo 2 starts at $1499.99 and is available for pre-order today in select markets.

Evolving our approach to product-making

Microsoft has established a long-term commitment to sustainability and adaptability. We remain committed to becoming carbon negative, zero waste and water positive by 2030. To reach this goal as a company, we regularly evaluate every piece of the product and manufacturing processes through the lens of sustainability.

Additionally, with more than 1 billion people with disabilities around the globe and our belief that technology should adapt to people, we see an opportunity to extend the benefits of premium computing to those that are often overlooked. Through inclusivity, attention and invention, we are expanding our approach to product-making even further to advance these causes. These products are one piece of the story, and it’s just the beginning.

Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse


Every step matters on the journey toward greater sustainability. Through a unique collaboration with SABIC, we’ve created a high-quality resin made of 20% recycled ocean plastic recovered or washed ashore from oceans and waterways. The Ocean Plastic Mouse, made from this resin, is an eco-friendly, comfortable accessory that takes small steps to reduce waste while putting a powerful accessory at your fingertips.

Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is available for pre-order in select markets today for $24.99. Learn more

Surface Adaptive Kit

Created from within our Inclusive Tech Lab, the Surface Adaptive Kit is the result of designing in partnership with people with disabilities. This kit is designed to make devices more accessible without compromising on form or function. Keycap labels, bump labels, port indicators and even device openers make finding, opening and using devices easier than ever. Easier for anyone.

The Surface Adaptive Kit will be available later this year. Learn more

From creatives and gamers to families and businesses of all sizes, these new Surface products have been designed to give our customers the versatility and power to focus on what matters most, allowing the technology to fade into the background. These Surface devices have a different look and feel by design. We want them to be different, to stand out and serve as a canvas for the creative energies of our customers.

We believe that products are a reflection of the people who make them and use them. Our team has been focused on delivering our most substantial portfolio update yet, producing a range of products that truly complement Windows 11 and the full set of experiences that allow people to create and connect with what they love. Our greatest satisfaction here on the Devices team isn’t just building great Surface products – it’s watching what people create with them.

Most products are available for pre-order today in select markets, with general availability starting Oct. 5. Surface Adaptive Kit will be available later this year. Visit Microsoft.com to learn more and find the right Surface for you. For a limited time, customers in the US can pre-order Surface Pro 8 or Surface Laptop Studio from Best Buy and receive an Xbox controller and three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate4.

Learn more about Surface for Business at Surface.com/business and connect with a local authorized reseller. For a deeper look at these new products, check out Microsoft Mechanics.

1 Surface Slim Pen 2 sold separately
2 Battery life varies significantly based on usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings and other factors. See aka.ms/SurfaceBatteryPerformance for details
3 Surface Go 3 with LTE Advanced is coming soon. Visit Surface.com for updates on availability in your market. Availability may vary by market and configuration. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card and activation. See all specs and frequencies at Surface.com.
4Offer valid while supplies last

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Blooming Tree brings daily dose of gems to Monster Legends players

Players of Monster Legends can take advantage of a new feature to grow their monster collection and gain other rewards by coming back to the game daily. Look for the new Blooming Tree in the game’s shop, then purchase it to activate the Bloom and get your instant gems reward. Then return the next day…

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Players of Monster Legends can take advantage of a new feature to grow their monster collection and gain other rewards by coming back to the game daily.

Look for the new Blooming Tree in the game’s shop, then purchase it to activate the Bloom and get your instant gems reward. Then return the next day to collect your daily dose of gems, and keep coming back until the last day of blooming. Gems Bloom is active for 30 days after the purchase.

Also, players can now participate in the last event of the season: the Bounty Hunt. From Aug. 12 to Aug. 19, flip tiles to find the fugitive monster and defeat it. The more points you get in this event, the more leagues you will climb. Great rewards await players, especially at higher leagues: the new monster Goliathess is one of them.

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Microsoft is a Leader in The Forrester Wave: CRM Suites, Q3 2022

We are honored to announce that Microsoft Dynamics 365 was identified as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: CRM Suites, Q3 2022. A few weeks ago, during his Microsoft Inspire keynote, Satya Nadella reminded us of the distinct value that Microsoft provides to organizations by leading the way in digital transformation and supercharging their systems…

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We are honored to announce that Microsoft Dynamics 365 was identified as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: CRM Suites, Q3 2022.

A few weeks ago, during his Microsoft Inspire keynote, Satya Nadella reminded us of the distinct value that Microsoft provides to organizations by leading the way in digital transformation and supercharging their systems of record. “Dynamics 365 is purpose-built for this new world of business process. Our intelligent business applications connect data, process, and teams, ushering in a new era of hyper connected business and offering unparalleled value.” And over this past year we have been proud to see our customers take Dynamics 365 and show that there are really no limits to what can be done when you unite data silos with industry-leading AI and integrate collaboration tools throughout.

From the Campari Group’s ability to deploy bespoke personalization to their event attendees with real-time customer journey orchestration, to Dextra Group’s saving a whopping 60 percent on their customer relationship management (CRM) cost while also increasing seller productivity and lead quality, and to the city of Richmond, Virginia transformation of their non-emergency case management capabilities to deliver omnichannel engagement for improved efficiency and also becoming benchmark for how governments nationwide can utilize digital tools to better serve their communities.

What makes our CRM and connected products stand out for our customers? Here are seven key insights we have heard over the past year.

  1. Dynamics 365 provides an end-to-end, full-funnel solution. Dynamics 365 is the only portfolio of intelligent business applications that accelerates revenue outcomes by transforming selling experiences with a single intelligent, digital, customizable solution.
  2. Robust AI insights at your fingertips. Dynamics 365 enables everyone, across every team, to make better and more impactful decisions by converting data into insights with the intelligence of Microsoft AI allowing teams to be more efficient and productive.
  3. Breakdown the barriers between people. We offer the leading workplace collaboration, video conferencing, and meeting software in the world with Microsoft Teams, which can connect seamlessly with our out-of-the-box CRM or be personalized to fit an organization’s needs with custom features.
  4. Personalize every experience. Dynamics 365 Marketing assists companies in more deeply understanding their customers and drives intent with AI-powered insights to deliver connected experiences—all the way from acquisition to retention.
  5. Streamlined, proactive, scalable sales. Dynamics 365 helps sales teams uplevel forecasting and revenue operations with built-in AI and machine learning and enhance seller performance with recommended next best actions, productivity tools, and real-time coaching.
  6. Breakthrough service capabilities. Dynamics 365 Customer Service helps organizations meet the evolving needs of every customer across every channel and increases customer satisfaction, while boosting frontline employee productivity regardless of location.
  7. Low-code transformation. With Microsoft Power Platform, organizations can provide anyone with the ability for low-code transformation with low-code, intuitive, extensible tools that seamlessly connect to Dynamics 365. 

It’s an honor for us that so many organizations look to us for help modernizing sales, marketing, and service operations. As Forrester states in its report, “Microsoft’s strong vision, the breadth of its suite, and its partner ecosystem and industry solutions drive its 40% year-over-year growth, especially in industries such as financial services, healthcare, and retail.” We genuinely believe that with connected data, underpinned by industry leading AI and insights, there are no limits to what organizations can do. From upleveling employee experiences, to improving team productivity, and building deeper relationships with customers. It is all available with Dynamics 365.

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To learn more about how Microsoft compared with the other eight selected providers, please navigate to The Forrester WaveTM: CRM Suites, Q3 2022 website and get your copy.

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Exchange Online Basic authentication is going away: What you need to know

Effective October 1, 2022, you will no longer be able to use Basic authentication to connect to Microsoft Exchange Online. If your organization uses server-side synchronization or the deprecated Dynamics 365 Email Router, you should find out now whether you need to prepare for the change. How will removing Exchange Online Basic authentication affect Dynamics…

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Effective October 1, 2022, you will no longer be able to use Basic authentication to connect to Microsoft Exchange Online. If your organization uses server-side synchronization or the deprecated Dynamics 365 Email Router, you should find out now whether you need to prepare for the change.

How will removing Exchange Online Basic authentication affect Dynamics 365 and Power Apps?

After October 1, 2022, any connection to Exchange Online that uses server-side sync or the Dynamics 365 Email Router with Basic authentication (username and password) will quit working. Dynamics 365 mailboxes that use these connections will no longer be able to:

  • Send email from Dynamics 365 through Exchange Online
  • Retrieve email from Exchange Online
  • Synchronize appointments, contacts, or tasks between Dynamics 365 and Exchange Online

This change doesn’t affect connections that use Modern authentication (OAuth 2.0 token-based authorization).

How can I find out if I need to prepare?

If your company is using server-side sync or the Email Router to connect to Exchange Online using a username and password, you need to act. There are a couple of ways to find out whether your organization is affected and what you need to do if it is.

Review your Message Center Posts (recommended)

The fastest and most reliable way to know if you need to prepare and what to do is to look in the Microsoft 365 Message Center. (You must have admin rights to sign in to the Message Center.) The Exchange Online team has been sending monthly Message Center posts to all affected customers with the following title format: “Basic Authentication – Monthly Usage Report – 2022.”

If your organization is using server-side sync with Basic authentication, you may also have received Message Center posts from the Dynamics 365 or Power Apps services. Look for posts with the following title: “Impact due to Exchange Online disabling Basic Authentication.”

The posts provide detailed information about the change and actions you need to take before October 1.

Check your Dynamics 365 email settings

If you don’t find any posts in the Message Center, read our guide on how to check whether your organization is affected and if it is, what you need to do before October 1.

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You can find more information, including FAQs, in the documentation:

Use of Basic authentication with Exchange Online | Microsoft Docs

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