Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Tour of the device, part of Learn Microsoft Surface: The Basics.
- I want to start by getting familiar with the hardware…of the Microsoft Surface.…You can see that I have a few devices here.…The word Surface describes a family of products…made by Microsoft.…The basic model is simply called Surface.…And the current version, as of this recording,…is the Surface 3.…Now, I don't have the Surface 3 here,…but I do have the next model up,…which is known as the Surface Pro.…Now I actually have both the Surface Pro 3,…and the Surface Pro 4, which is the current model…as of this recording.…The Surface Pro has a larger screen,…and is generally more powerful than the basic Surface.…
It has a stronger processor,…and you have the option for more memory…and storage space, depending on which configuration…you choose to buy.…At first glance, the Surface appears to be a tablet,…but it's different from an iPad or Android tablet,…because it's actually a full computer.…It runs Windows 10, which is the same operating system…that you'll find on any new Windows-based desktop…or laptop computer.…In fact, the only things missing that you would expect…
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