Next Generation Surface Announced at CES

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. unveiled the next generation of the Microsoft Surface experience featuring PixelSense™ technology which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras. Building from the innovation of the first version of Microsoft Surface and Samsung's leading display technology, it's now possible for people to share, collaborate, and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen.  This experience will come to life in the Samsung SUR40 which will be available to commercial customers later in 2011.

Read about what's new with the next generation Surface product from Samsung here.

Microsoft Surface Sales and Marketing Materials Moving to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)

As 2.0 marketing materials are being developed, your sales force can get ready for the future now. If you're already selling Surface-based products, your sales force has a great head start. If you're new to selling Surface, you can use the current marketing materials to get up to speed; the concepts and unique Surface attributes remain the same between versions.

We are moving the Surface Quickstart site to http://partner.microsoft.com/Surface where you will find the Surface 1.0 sales and marketing materials. Some of this material requires signing in with an MPN ID.

Microsoft Welcomes the New Surface MVP's Awarded in January

We are thrilled to welcome the following MVPs who were awarded in January of 2011:

  1. Josh Santangelo
  2. Bart Roozendaal
  3. Nicolas Calvi

They join the existing Surface MVPs that are doing a great job fostering development and design of Surface applications in the eco-system that can be found here.

Business Model Changes

The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface will be offered through Samsung's channel of distributors and resellers. As a partner, you have the opportunity to join the Samsung channel as a reseller to provide end-to-end solutions to your customers.

Look for updates soon on Samsung SUR40 availability and where you can purchase it at www.samsunglfd.com

Please note that Microsoft is no longer selling Surface 1.0 hardware. Warranties, spare parts and service is still fully supported by Microsoft. We may be able to help you locate a replacement or rental system for strategic customer prior to SUR40's availability. Please contact the Surface Business Desk at sbizdesk@microsoft.com for requests of this nature.

January 2011

    In this issue:

> Announcements

> Quick Start to th MPN

> Surface MVP
> Business Model Changes

> Referral Payments

> Contact Us

 

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Referral Payments

For Surface Partners and Surface Stretegic Partners

If you joined as a Surface Partner or Surface Strategic Partner, the final quarter for referral payments to you will be for sales influenced during the months of October, November and December of 2010. Please send your referral records to surfacep@microsoft.com for processing.

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For referrals an application development partners:

Please contact the Surface Business Desk at sbizdesk@microsoft.com.

If you're a partner and have specific questions:

Please contact surfacep@microsoft.com