Get the Most Out of Your Surface Demo in 6 Easy Steps

Surface is Microsoft’s exciting line of innovative 2-in-1 devices that combine the power of a laptop with the versatility of a tablet. Your faculty and staff will want to learn all about what Surface has to offer, and the best way to show them is with a personal demonstration of its unique features.

1. While Surface is in sleep mode, click on the top button of the Surface Pen to open OneNote. Once open, write down a shopping list and explain how the list would be available on all your customer’s other devices. Take a screenshot by double-clicking the top button and write some more notes on top of the image. Show how natural writing on a Surface feels.

2. Open Microsoft 10’s new web browser, Microsoft Edge. Go to and find a story that catches your eye. Circle that story with the Surface Pen, then click “Make a Web Note.” In “Make a Web Note,” click “Share” in the top right corner while you point out that every webpage is notable.

3. When demonstrating Surface Book, open the Start menu. Hold Surface in one hand and detach the display. A notification button will appear. Tap it to enter Tablet Mode. The Start menu will automatically change to full screen. Note that the Surface itself actually turns into a tablet.

4. Use a Surface tablet’s auto-focus rear-facing camera to take an up-close photo of text in your store. Insert the photo into OneNote, then search within OneNote for a word in that photo. Point out that by using Optical Character Recognition, OneNote can search the text in pictures as well as your typed notes.

5. Suggest a possible use for each position of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface 3 Kickstand. Tell your customer how Surface team engineered every detail on Surface, down to the sound the kickstand makes when closing.

6. Detach the Surface Book screen and suggest various scenarios where the customer could use the screen like a clipboard. Give the screen to the customer and show them how it can be rotated and reattached to the keyboard. Point out that the full power of the hardware-accelerated graphics can still be used in this orientation.

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