February 17, 2016 6:00 am

Surface now approved for U.S. Department of Defense

As the DoD plans for its upgrade to Windows 10, today we’re also pleased to announce that the Surface family of devices are now fully certified and available through the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) and can be easily worked into deployment plans.

Surface Book, the ultimate laptop from Microsoft, plus Surface Pro 4 (and the previous version, Surface Pro 3) and Surface 3 (the smaller 10.8″ Surface) have all been granted approval as Multifunction Mobile Devices (MMD). This means that Surface has met the strict security and interoperability requirements consistent with the DISA Field Security Office (FSO) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
Family of Surface productsThat’s important because we know government and defense technology leaders share many of the same priorities as our other commercial customers across a range of industries— they are interested in how Surface can help workers to be more productive on-the-go, while also offering savings through device consolidation. They want to empower a mobile workforce and transform operations through new digital workflows, without compromising security or performance.

Surface Pro 4 is the fastest Surface adopted in business ever with a range of industries including healthcare, financial services, commercial aviation, retail, hospitality, education, engineering and manufacturing all choosing Surface to help their employees get more done. The momentum that Surface continues to build with business customers has been exciting to see.

Now with the ability to provision Surface through common contract vehicles and blanket purchase agreements, we’re eager to see how military departments and DoD agencies may put Surface to use. And with our recently announced Surface Enterprise Initiative programs designed to accelerate adoption of Surface and Windows 10 in the enterprise, there’s never been a better time for businesses of all kinds to take advantage of the value of Surface: cost savings when removing the need for both a laptop and an iPad; the ability to run full Office and desktop apps; and the strongest security and management with Windows 10.

To learn more about the benefits of Surface for Government, visit Surface.com, or talk to your local reseller or Microsoft representative.

Updated February 17, 2016 5:19 pm