CES 2021 - Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 PC and the deployment of its 85 ″ Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft is unveiling the Surface Pro 7+, a 2-in-1 laptop PC for business and education, which benefits from some improvements over version 7. The Surface Hub 2S digital board will ship in February. Rumors are rife that a Surface Pro 8 will be released soon. To be patient and to satisfy professionals, Microsoft unveils its Surface Pro 7+, a revised version of the Surface Pro 7 promised as more efficient.    Among the major evolutions of this new model, we note first of all the passage of the Intel Core processors from the 10th to the 11th generation. Storage will still be capped at 1TB, but a maximum of 32GB of RAM can now be installed, down from just 16GB previously. The SSD will also be removable and a Full HD webcam integrated into the Surface.  4G is now supported with a SIM card slot and eSIM support. Plus, battery life gets a big boost, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm - on paper anyway - with a fast charge to 80% in an hour. The Surface 7 Pro +

Back to the office in 2021 at Google and Facebook

Most Google and Facebook employees will continue to work from home until the end of the year, although offices are expected to reopen this summer, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back to the office in 2021 at Google and Facebook

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), told employees that they will likely be working from home for the rest of 2020, according to information confirmed by Google.

The boss spoke to staff Thursday at a weekly general meeting, online.

He explained that those needing to return to the office will be able to do so in June or July, using enhanced security measures. But they will be the exception.

Alphabet employs more than 100,000 people worldwide.

At the end of April the group had already specified that telework would continue at least until June 1, and that the return would be "staggered" and "incremental".

Same story with Facebook, according to the American media.

The global social network plans to reopen its various offices from July 6, but that all its employees who wish can continue to work from home until 2021.

Facebook employed 45,000 people worldwide at the end of 2019 (not counting the thousands of workers employed by subcontractors) and plans to recruit 10,000 more to accelerate the development of its product and service offer, particularly suited to measures of social distancing.

Mark Zuckerberg, the group's boss, had already announced last month that his group would not hold rallies of more than 50 people until July 2021 at best.