Microsoft and Dell announced partnership to deliver premium Windows 10 devices and services and support to enterprise customers.
Incidentally, Microsoft is an investor of Dell.
Windows 10 will roll out new enterprise capabilities this month following a strong first month of availability with 75 million devices already running Windows 10.
Microsoft said starting in early October in the United States and Canada, for the first time, 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. This will be rolled out to the remaining 28 markets of Microsoft’s Surface commercial channel starting in early 2016.
Additionally, 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.
The Surface Pro will be sold alongside Dell’s existing Windows tablet portfolio including the Venue Pro and Latitude 2-in-1 devices. This is to meet a range of customer needs with Windows devices from mobile productivity for knowledge workers to application-driven tablets.
“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,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft.
Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. It is the most secure Windows ever, and is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates.