Monday was a busy day from Microsoft, as the company came out with news from almost every part of their company. The Surface Pro 3 team in particular came out with a hot new docking station for the Surface, and Bing announced a new program for discounts and more from Bing.
Not a lot was known about the Surface Pro 3 in the past, and the docking station was something that less was known about. Now, it’s available for pre-order, pleasing Surface Pro 3 fans. Bing users who use rewards also will see a new rewards program when linking their credit cards.
Surface Pro 3 Dock Emerges
Microsoft silently announced the pre-order of the Surface Pro 3 docking station on Monday, making many Surface Pro 3 fans very happy. It allows for up to 3 different USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 10/100/1000 Gigabit ethernet connections, 1 security lock, and an additional 3.5 mm audio jack for media listening.
What really makes the Surface Pro 3 docking station rock is the ability to host and support multiple monitors. It will allow 3 screens to be run, one on the Surface Pro 3, and two external monitors. They can be DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, or any combination of the above. This should please many professionals.
Bing Card-Linked Offers
Along with the Surface Pro 3 news, Bing came out on Monday and announced a new Card-Linked service. All users have to do is link their credit cards to the Bing Rewards program, and they won’t have to search for coupons. The discounts will be credited to the card with the discount and makes it a ton easier.
Users will need to pre-register on the Bing Rewards site, and then make a purchase with their registered card. This will allow purchasing on the go, and allowing for Bing Rewards discounts to be applied as well. These new Bing Rewards will be available worldwide, and offer social integration and UserVoice feedback as well, making Bing Rewards even more useful for users globally.
I can’t wait to see the docking station. I use Bing Rewards too, so both updates were great for users on Monday.