Microsoft and Dell today announced an expanded partnership to deliver premium Windows 10 devices and word-class services and support to enterprise customers. Dell will be the first company to be part of Microsoft’s new Surface Enterprise Initiative. As part of it, Dell will sell Microsoft Surface Pro tablets and Surface accessories through its North America commercial sales organization and later in the year on Dell.com/Work, starting in early October in the United States and Canada. This will be rolled out to the remaining 28 markets of Microsoft’s Surface commercial channel starting in early 2016.
Dell is not becoming another reseller, all Surface Pro devices sold through Dell will include the option of Dell Services, including Dell Hardware Warranty (up to 4 years), ProSupport with Accidental Damage Service, and Configuration and Deployment Services.
“We want to move people from needing, to choosing, to loving Windows and so do our partners,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft. “Our global enterprise customers have asked us to match the Surface Pro 3 and Windows 10 experience with enterprise-grade support and services – and our partnerships like this one with Dell will do just that.”
“Windows 10 is off to a great start, and we’re ready to help make the transition to Windows 10 as easy as possible for all of our customers,” said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer, Dell. “Together with Microsoft, we are giving our customers great products, including Surface, with the best sales, service and support in the world.”
Michael Dell, chairman & CEO, Dell talks about Windows 10 momentum and how Dell is positioned to help companies with the transition. Later this year, Dell will start to sell the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet through its North America sales organization with Dell services and support, and rolling out to other countries starting in early 2016.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses a new partnership with Dell to deliver premium Windows 10 devices and word-class world-class services and support to enterprise customers.