The Channel logo

back to article Microsoft 'in talks' to recruit UK partners for Surface Pro biz sales

Secret squirrel conversations are taking place between Microsoft and five B2B resellers over flogging Surface Pro to corporate customers, The Channel can reveal. Up to now Microsoft has sold Surface Pro only via its webshop direct and through a few select UK retailers including PC World and John Lewis. The device launched in …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.

Surface Pro urgently needs the extended battery life offered by 'Haswell' as already shipping from some vendors. Will be interesting to see when Microsoft catch up with Apple (new MBA is already available). Neat device but I'm not buying one until the refresh comes through and expect that goes for most potential customers.

0
0
Silver badge

C'mon Android vendors!

Get your shit together and start integrating with Enterprise systems. MS are on the ropes, now is your time to carve up the market and ensure somethng approaching actual competition.

2
0

Re: C'mon Android vendors!

Thats assuming Google wants to muscle in onto this market, unless they are happy with Android remaining a mass market consumption device for the time being.

Does Google really want to go down this route just now, with the headaches it will bring? I see a lot of suits here happily waving their company branded iPads about the place...

0
1
Anonymous Coward

The Pro is seen as a PC replacement

yeah, right, because most humans use computers on the go, particularly for work. And they dream of nothing but working off a 10 inch screen.

2
1
Anonymous Coward

Re: The Pro is seen as a PC replacement

It does have an hdmi port and supports multiple monitors, you know? My old X series Thinkpad was fantastic and that had a pretty small screen, until I docked it.

1
0
This topic is closed for new posts.

Forums

Opinion

Alexandre Mesguich

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears
Partnership

Frank Jennings

Confused? No problem, we have 5, no 6, no 7... lots of standards

Chris Mellor

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper
Sad man stares glumly over boxed contents of desk. Image via shutterstock (Baranq)

Features

money trap conceptual illustration
Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Angus Highland cow
Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
FBcoldstoragearray
Sorry OpenStack and Open Compute, we're not all Facebook
Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG. Pic: World Economic Forum
Scammy download sites? Government snooping? Run of the mill for Gary Kovacs