Today we are super pleased to announce another milestone in the Surface journey with the release of a major new form factor.
Unveiled today and shipping September 10, Surface Duo represents the next wave of mobile productivity, inspiring people to rethink what is possible with the device in their pocket. Surface Duo delivers the easiest way to multitask on the go, bringing together the power of Microsoft 365 experiences and the full ecosystem of Android mobile apps. Starting at $1,399, Surface Duo opens into the thinnest mobile device on the market with an 8.1" PixelSense Fusion display connected by a revolutionary 360-degree hinge, allowing you to use each 5.6" display individually or together, across a variety of modes. Do more wherever you are with Surface Duo.
Initially, Surface Duo will be available in the US. We’ll share more information about market expansion at a later date. We continue to take a measured and phased approach to availability to meet customer demand and partner expectations.
Commercial customers can go here to find a commercial reseller for Surface Duo. You can get technical documentation about managing Surface Duo from our newly published site on Microsoft Docs with more content coming soon.
Enterprise-level security from chip to cloud
Surface Duo has protection built in at every layer with deeply integrated hardware, firmware, and software to keep your devices, identities, and data secure. Part of what makes this happen is that we built in our custom engineered Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) which enables full control over firmware components. Microsoft delivers Enterprise-grade security to Surface Duo by writing or reviewing every line of firmware code in house, enabling Microsoft to respond directly and agilely, to potential firmware threats and to mitigate supply chain security risks. To learn more, check out the Surface Duo security overview.
Another new capability that also helps raise the bar on productivity is the option of connecting to a full Windows 10 experience in the cloud with Windows Virtual Desktop. To learn more, take a look at Windows Virtual Desktop on Surface.
Simply put, Surface Duo is a perfect fit for the modern workplace.
Stay in control with cloud-based management
You can manage the entire Surface Duo experience for employees and protect work data with a variety of mobile device management (MDM) options, including Microsoft Intune.
We understand how challenging it can be to balance the needs of your end users bringing their own device (BYOD) with enterprise requirements to protect corporate data. Intune app protection helps address this balance by protecting data without requiring users to enroll their device into their company portal. App protection policy settings only take effect when handling corporate data such as using Outlook to send a draft presentation for review. If the same user logs into Outlook with a personal account, the app protection policies have no effect.
Intune lets you manage Google play to distribute line of business and store applications to your non- enrolled devices in the app protection scenario. All this helps make App protection and Android enterprise work profiles the most implemented MDM scenarios. And that’s the reason we designed Surface Duo to be fully optimized for both. You can also manage Surface Duo in highly managed, corporate-owned device scenarios using Full device management or Dedicated device management.
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