So there has been a lot of different news on the Surface (RT & Pro) of late
- The Surface goes for £70 at TechEd Europe 2013 [http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/TechEd/Special-Surface-Offer-for-TechEd-Europe-2013-Attendees#fbid=r8hhFxIOLI5]
- Educational reduction to all students and staff [http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Surface-RT—Student-Offer/productID.281767400]
- SkyDrive to be rebranded [http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-rebrand-skydrive-after-losing-trademark-skirmish-7000018804/]
- At the time of this posting the Surface Pro is being cut by approx 10% [http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/4/4587228/microsoft-surface-pro-price-cut]
This all goes well to widen the exposure and take-up of the the Surface (although I think the Windows App Store will do just fine on its own) It might encourage more developers to build Windows Apps.
However the best news is that Microsoft seems to tease that there will be updated Surfaces and therefore only more backing form the tech giant [http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/10/4511482/microsoft-updated-surface-rt-pro-new-accessory-colors] Seems Microsoft is really behind the Surface.