What you need to know
- Microsoft updated Surface tools to support the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3.
- The updated tools allow IT admins to manage, secure, and diagnose Surface devices.
- The Surface Go 2 is available now and the Surface Book 3 will be available later this month.
Microsoft updated several Surface tools that allow IT admins to secure, diagnose, and manage Surface devices. The tools now support the newly announced Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3. These tools are available for almost all other Surface devices, and now support Microsoft's newest additions to the Surface family.
Microsoft summarizes the updated tools in a recent post (opens in new tab):
- Surface Data Eraser. Allows you to perform a secure wipe of all data from compatible Surface devices.
- Surface Diagnostic Tool for Business. Provides a range of diagnostic tests and software repairs to quickly investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, and firmware issues with Surface devices.
- Surface Enterprise Management Mode. Allows you to secure and manage firmware settings within your organization.
Microsoft points out that the latest version of Surface Brightness Control already supports the new devices and adds that the original Surface Dock does as well following a firmware update.
You can download Surface Tools for IT from Microsoft's website (opens in new tab).
Small and portable
The new Surface Go 2 packs a larger 10.5-inch higher resolution display, thinner bezels, more power and storage for all your on-the-go computing tasks. It's compatible with previous and new accessories.
Two in one
Power on the go
The refreshed Surface Book 3 for 2020 gets new Intel 10th Gen processors, more powerful GTX graphics, and much better Wi-Fi, SSD, and RAM options making this one powerful 2-in-1 convertible PC.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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