Some of Microsoft's Surface devices now can be used by members of the U.S. military. The country's Department of Defense has certified the use of Microsoft's Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices. The announcements comes on the same day that Microsoft revealed the DoD will also upgrade 4 million of its PCs to Windows 10 within a year
"This means that Surface has met the strict security and interoperability requirements consistent with the DISA Field Security Office (FSO) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG). That's important because we know government and defense technology leaders share many of the same priorities as our other commercial customers across a range of industries— they are interested in how Surface can help workers to be more productive on-the-go, while also offering savings through device consolidation. They want to empower a mobile workforce and transform operations through new digital workflows, without compromising security or performance."