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 +

E-commerce: Facebook launches the Business Suite application for SMEs

Technology: Facebook is continuing its strategy of developing e-commerce on its platforms, by designing new tools for businesses. Facebook is launching a new application for small businesses, allowing you to manage professional pages or profiles on both Facebook and Instagram. 

Facebook launches the Business Suite application for SMEs

Facebook Business Suite

The tool is called "Facebook Business Suite". The platform explains that this app allows businesses to post to Facebook and Instagram at the same time, and manage and receive messages, notifications and alerts in one place. The interface will also measure engagement, visualizing the tool's metrics through an information tab on Facebook and Instagram.

"We first designed Facebook Business Suite for small businesses, but it's a long-term investment, and we hope to make it the primary interface for businesses of all sizes that use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp," Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post yesterday. “The interface is available to small businesses around the world starting today, and will expand to larger corporations starting next year. "

Facebook states that Business Suite is not intended for those who use Ads Manager for advertising.

Facebook supports small businesses

The new feature, Business Suite, is part of Facebook's strategy to promote the growth of e-commerce on the social network. Back in May, the company previously announced Facebook Shops - a way to set up a digital storefront for customers to browse and buy items directly on Facebook or Instagram - along with other new additions including promotional tools, s 'addressing small businesses.

Earlier this year, when publishing first quarter results, CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed the importance of Facebook's support for small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic through several measures, as well as products developed for they.

Small businesses that have already invested in their digital presence, he noted, “increasingly see them as their main storefront. So we're working on a number of ways to deepen that experience, helping people buy items and services right in our apps. Overall, our business depends on the success of these small businesses, which is why we believe we are well positioned to advocate for their interests and support the important infrastructure they will need to operate online. "