Creating a Modern Workplace with Surface Devices

The nature of work has changed. Employees want, need and expect to work securely from anywhere, on any device and they put a high premium on work that enriches and fulfils them. 

With Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions and devices such as the Surface, you can improve employee productivity and satisfaction as well as create more seamless communication and collaboration across locations and platforms while maintaining the security and integrity of systems and data. 

In the following blog, we’ll talk through some of the features offered by Surface devices and the benefits of converting to a modern workplace. 

What is a modern workplace?  

A modern workplace can refer to both a physical and digital workspace for employees. The space looks to meet the needs of your organisation and staff and aims to eliminate familiar problems like being constrained to certain devices, dated software and hardware, inflexible and static technology and poor communication.  

Microsoft specialise in combatting all these problems that organisations are faced with. Their Software, apps and hardware are designed to give flexibility back to employees and encourage productivity, engagement and collaboration within organisations.  

Why is a modern workplace important?  

Enabling your workforce to work freely and flexibly can hugely impact productivity, creativity, collaboration and loyalty to your organisation. By choosing to use the progressive software and hardware, your organisation can also save a great deal of money in the long runContacts us today to find out more.  

The Surface Family 

Microsoft offer several Surface devices that can offer your workforce the desired flexibility and collaboration tools that can enable your organisation to excelLet’s have a look at some of the key features offered by the Surface device family:  


Not only are the devices flexible themselves, but they offer employees a lot of flexibility as well. With a long-lasting battery and compact design – it gives your employees the ability to work from anywhere, at any time.  


Surface devices have built-in protection, including Microsoft-verified security, Windows Defender, parental control and support. 

Built in office 365

All Surface devices are designed with office 365 apps in mind. Therefore, you can easily work in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. With a Surface pen, you can also write down ideas or highlight text directly into documents and presentations.  

Touch screen

All Surface devices benefit from a touch screen, a time-saving feature that allows your workers to navigate around their device quicker and more efficiently. Whether you work within the healthcare sector or education, a touch screen display can help your workforce save time when it matters most.  


The Surface pen gives you flexibility in how you choose to interact with your device and can inspire creativity. Microsoft have created the pen so that it gives the user the same experience as writing on a piece of paper with a pencil.  Users can even tilt the pen while drawing to add shading, just like a pencil on paper would. A pen can also make online research more interactive as you can take notes, doodle on articles and even highlight text in Microsoft Edge. 


The surface dial is a nifty piece of kit that can really excel the Surface experience and let you be creative in the most immersive way. All you need to do is press the dial onto the surface device as it displays a menu of relevant tools personalised to your task, from volume adjustments to scrolling through articles.  

Get in Touch with Phoenix

If you have any questions about any of the Surface devices or about creating a modern workplace, get in touch with the Phoenix Team today!

Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson joined Phoenix in early 2020 as a Digital Marketing Specialist and has since progressed to a Digital Marketing Manager. Jennifer is responsible for the Digital Marketing Team and is passionate about supporting the business and its goals through creative marketing campaigns. Jennifer works closely with specialists within Phoenix and vendors to ensure all our marketing campaigns are educational, impactful, and add value to our customers.

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