Microsoft handing out Surface tablets, Windows Phones and PCs to employees

Santa's here - free gifts for everyone

Microsoft has announced at an internal event held in Seattle that employees at the company will be receiving a hardware package which includes a PC refresh, Surface tablet and Windows Phone. GeekWire reports the company is looking to accelerate the refresh cycle for Employee workstations to take full advantage of Windows 8. 

As well as new PCs in the office, employees will receive new Windows Phone 8 hardware for both business and personal use, mimicking what the company did with Windows Phone 7's launch. Lastly, if the above wasn't enough already, all full-time employees will receive a Surface RT tablet to enjoy.

Not only is this a great way to boost employee morale (at a time where the company is looking good with rebranding and a strong product lineup), but it also enables the company to get new products out to a strong 90,000 workforce.

Source: GeekWire, image: Engadget; thanks, Norman, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.