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Christmas in Redmond: Microsoft employees finally get their Surfaces

Christmas got here a little bit early for all of the Microsofties on the market.

As we first reported back in September, all full-time, direct Microsoft employees (a.ok.a. Blue Badges/FTEs) obtained a Floor RT machine to be used at work and residential.

And as we are able to see on the social media feeds, it seems like that happened on Wednesday.

Its a fantastic day to be a @Microsoft engineer! I simply picked up my @surface which is being given to each worker 🙂

— Neil Sikka (@neilsikka) December 13, 2012

It is Christmas in Redmond! All of us get our surfaces at present!

— Omar Shahine (@OmarShahine) December 12, 2012

Christmas in Redmond: Microsoft employees finally get their SurfacesMary Jo Foley reports that employees in 12 nations with Microsoft workplaces will obtain the preliminary batch of complimentary Surfaces —all employees are additionally receiving Home windows 8 Telephone units — with the hope to have a majority of the employees outfitted with a Floor earlier than Christmas.

Microsoft can be reportedly opening up a new open Wi-Fi network on the Redmond campus, with the corporate encouraging employees to make use of the brand new community for private use with the Floor tablets or Home windows 8 telephones that aren’t linked to the company area.

Perhaps having 94,000 employees carry across the Floor will assist unfold the phrase of the brand new pill, which till only recently was promoting solely in Microsoft’s personal retail and on-line storefronts.

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