Whether you hate it or love it, working from home is here to stay in one way or another. Once Canada fully reopens, you may be returning to school or work more often than not, but all trends are pointing towards some sort of remote work model being the way of the future. Luckily, with technology like Microsoft’s newest line of products, working or studying from home can be easier, more efficient, and more rewarding than you can imagine. 

According to Microsoft’s own Work Trend Index Survey, 68% of Canadian workers want flexible remote work options to stay when the pandemic wraps up. 

Moreso, this hybrid office/home model isn’t restricting Canadians to their current living situations. In fact, 33% of Canadian workers are likely to move to a new location within the next year because they can work remotely.  That sounds pretty neat, right? 

But if working remotely becomes the new standard, how do we up the standards of working remotely? 

No, you don’t need a top-of-the-line office setup, but having the right technology in place to truly make an office from anywhere will make your work-life balance that much better. Thankfully, Microsoft has just what you need. 

With a slew of new products and a bunch of big sales in June, taking your at-home work/study station from zero to hero is only a few clicks away. Let’s check out what Microsoft has to offer.

Surface Duo

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You’re already a whiz with one screen, imagine what you could do with two. The Microsoft Surface Duo combines the innovation of a mobile device with the power of a computer, creating an all-in-one piece of technology perfect for working, creating, and playing. You can have two apps open at the same time, work on two things at once, or, if you’re really pushing the envelope, watch a movie and work at the same time. The two-screen possibilities really are endless. 

Sale: From now until June 30th, you can save $550 on select Surface Dup Devices, starting at $1319.99

Surface Laptop Go

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As the lightest Surface laptop yet, the brand new Surface Laptop Go is as sleek as it is powerful. Built for business but primed for pleasure, the Surface Laptop 4 is the epitome of work-life balance when it comes to technology. 

It’s ultra-thin and lightweight, coming in at just 1,100 g. It features an outstanding 13 hours of battery life and a front-facing 720p HD camera, composing daily mails and docs and making Teams calls the Surface Laptop Go easily keeps you on pace with all your day-to-day tasks.

It’s on sale right now saving you up to $200 but don’t wait cause this sale ends June 30th.

Microsoft 365

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Last but certainly not least, Microsoft is currently offering a full month free trial for Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). That means you can try out classics like Office, Powerpoint, Excel along with newcomers like Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. Once your free month is up, you can pick and choose your favourite Business Plan and take your at-home productivity to a whole new level. 

Well, you’ve got the info, now it’s your turn to take advantage of Microsoft technologies and to turn your ‘work-from-anywhere’ dream into a reality.