Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video The Surface Dock, part of Learning the Microsoft Surface.
- Let's talk about one more hardware accessory…made by Microsoft for the Surface.…This is the Surface Dock.…This is one little brick that can add…several additional ports to the Surface.…It's got four USB 3 ports,…two mini display port connections…so you can actually connect two displays,…and it has an Ethernet port.…It also gives you an extra audio output…in the form of a 1/8-inch audio connector…so you can plug in headphones or a set of speakers.…And then there's a power connector right here.…
Now this whole brick connects to the Surface Pro 3,…the Surface Pro 4, or the Surface Book…through one single connector.…This dock is useful if you carry the Surface with you…on the road, but when you get back to your home or office,…you want to use it as a desktop computer.…You can leave your display, your mouse, your keyboard,…network cables, speakers, printer, or any other accessories…on your desk permanently attached to this dock.…Then the dock simply connects to the Surface…using the same port where you would plug in for power.…
Nick Brazzi then steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings like notifications, quick actions, and more. Viewers also learn how to use touch to control apps (including Office), multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles and pinned apps, and more. Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote and for visual art. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Connecting a keyboard and mouse to the Surface
- Running updates
- Using touch controls
- Switching modes
- Using the Surface pen
- Setting a PIN code
- Adding storage with a microSD card