It enables volume licensing customers to purchase Surface RT and Pro tablets as well as accessories and extended support plans, such as third-party warranties.
Businesses without a volume licensing agreement will also be able to order multiple Surface tablets, even though Microsoft has hinted that processing any deals may take longer.
“Lead times for delivery and order requirements may vary depending on inventory,” it reads on the website’s Commercial Order page. “If you do not currently have a volume licensing agreement with Microsoft, there may be additional processing time to setup account and credit terms.”
What with recent estimates putting Surface sales at just 1.5 million units and with slow Windows 8 growth expected up to 2017, this is good news for Microsoft and marks its latest attempt to do battle with Apple.
Apple is the market leader when it comes to tablets in enterprise and although it doesn’t have a progam of its own for bulk buying iPads, it does offer the volume purchase program for rolling out paid and free apps into business.