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Audent, Microsoft Surface Commercial Partner

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After investing in a Surface Pro as my main device for day to day work, I have been very pleased with the excellent build quality, reliability and it is a real productivity tool.  (Boot times are almost instant, no need to make a coffee whilst the machine boots up).  The Surface Pen even feels just like a real pen and paper using OneNote when I make meeting notes.  (Not only that you can programme the pen button to do things like move to the next slide in Power Point).   The Italian, Alcantara detachable keyboard is beautifully crafted and has a real mechanical feel.

We like the device so much we became a Microsoft Surface Commercial Partner.  A bit like Victor Kiam!  (If you can remember him, then we know how old you are:)!

We now have deal registration capability, additional discounts on all commercial Surface products.  This Commercial programme will be the only route to get Windows 10 Pro moving forward as Windows 10 Home edition will be on consumer devices.  BitLocker is one very important extra available with Windows pro, ticking boxes for 27001 and GDPR.  Here is a full list of Pro extra features:

  • BitLocker to encrypt external drives
  • Remote Desktop to access your PC while away from home or the office
  • Hyper-V for running virtual machines
  • Join Azure Active Directory to connect your school or business network to the cloud
  • Join a Domain to connect your PC to a private business network.

If you are considering these brilliant devices and peripherals, then look no further.  Contact us at

We would be happy to help you get productive without going over budget.


Microsoft advice

Microsoft how much have you changed?

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Gone are the days of blue screens and sluggish performance. Microsoft is actually enabling Audent to be more agile and able to focus more on core business which is to maximise the effect of IT on our customers’ businesses.

There are so many productivity boosts Microsoft has given Audent. Surface Pros load almost instantly, encrypt our data and give us an alternative to using paper to make notes in meetings.  Skype for business is now running our digital reception area where messages are transcribed to emails for our back office team to respond.  Right down to Outlook remembering the location of the last file we saved to remove having to explore for it.

They say Apple design works of art (which they generally do). Have you picked up a Surface Pro lately? It is a solid piece of kit and very well designed.  I never thought that I would be singing the praises of Microsoft.  Even 365 is settling down to be a reliable place to communicate with the world.

Give us a shout if you want a great deal on anything from Microsoft, we are a Microsoft partner after all.