Microsoft has announced that the company has expanded its effort to cover 17 more countries with its Surface tablets. Redmond is attempting to get as many units sold to businesses through numerous authorised distributors previously unveiled in the US. With these distributors in place, bulk ordering can take place from education, government and business customers.
Countries added that can now purchase both Surface RT and Pro tablets through distributors include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.
As well as offering Microsoft's extended warranty and accidental damage, resellers bring a variety of additional services to Surface products, including asset tagging, custom imaging, kitting, on-site service and support, device recycling and data protection. It'll also be a huge improvement for owners when Windows 8.1 for full and RT tablets is released.