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Microsoft Plans to Expand Surface Availability

By January 25, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

A conference call earlier this week led to a number of new Microsoft announcements, including more information about the Surface device expansion.

Though the profits on the Surface lineup aren’t as strong as the company expected, Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein talked about new products that are coming up in the next twelve months. He was very careful to avoid any specifics, however. “We had limited distribution this quarter in our stores and we’re excited about expanding that [distribution],” he said, responding to a question asked at a conference. “We’re going to expand geographically, we’re going to expand the product lineup, we’re going to expand retail distribution and capacity.”

In order for a product to succeed, its hardware must work well with its software components, such as in the iPad and other Apple devices. Though Klein did say that the Surface “was a contributing factor to revenue growth in the Windows business,” he wasn’t specific about how much money Surface products have actually made. He was also quiet about shipment numbers of the Surface RT, and no one asked about it, either.

However, Windows 8 touch devices are booming in popularity, and there’s such a great demand for this particular lineup that Microsoft cannot keep up.

If you’re in the market for a new Windows device, keep your eyes out in the next few months for something that may better suit your needs coming from the company.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.