Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub

A couple of years ago Microsoft announced a program called Surface Membership that allowed small to medium sized business to finance the acquisition of Surface hardware to help these companies modernize their hardware without large upfront purchase obligations. If you are a student and already busy as school is about to start, you can get yourself a Surface Book, Surface Pro or Surface Laptop.

Once you upgrade to a new Surface device, your 24-month payment plan resets.

Surface Plus is available exclusively for customers in the United States at Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores and online. For an additional $8.25 per user per month, businesses can enjoy the ultimate productivity experience on Surface.

Device upgrades: Customers can upgrade to the latest Surface after just 18 months.

Announced this morning at the launch of back-to-school season, the initiative is part of a broader push by Microsoft to gain new momentum in US schools, where Google Chromebooks have taken the lead vs. Microsoft and Apple.

The company also announced a new online series for educators, called Back to School Live, focusing on several Microsoft programs for schools.

The program also comes with device services and support through Microsoft's retail locations and a year of free in-store technical assistance.

Make sure you have the Surface Dial connected via Bluetooth to your device.

Business customers can select from any mixture of devices from the Surface portfolio, and can fold any number of those devices into a single single agreement, the post said.

- Office 365 for Business:. Businesses can opt for an 18-, 24-, or 30-month contract and upgrade their devices after 12 months on the 24-month plan or after 18 months on the 30-month plan, as well as "expand or reduce their fleet mid-term". Like the new Surface Laptop, the new Surface Pen was advertised as being available in multiple colors, in this case, Platinum, Burgundy, Black, and Cobalt Blue.

  • Latoya Cobb