Microsoft CRM 2013 running on Microsoft Surface Pro 2

I was able to install the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Outlook Client  (version on the just released Microsoft Surface Pro 2!  I’m running the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 for Microsoft Office Outlook with Offline Access.  I can go offline and online just fine.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is an excellent option for the traveling professionals that don’t want to carry a full laptop and a tablet.  Here are a few things I like about running the Microsoft CRM Outlook Client on the Surface Pro 2:

  • It performs pretty well, speed wise is pretty decent.  I think this is due to the 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i5 processor and the solid-state drive (SSD).  I would recommend going with the Surface Pro 2 256GB or 512 GB model which comes with 8GB RAM instead of 4GB RAM that comes with the 64 or 128 GB model
  • It is really, really portable.  I’d used 2 pound laptops in the past, but this beats them hands down when it comes to being mobile friendly.  I think this is mainly due to the Windows 8.1 tablet friendly touch design

  • Full-size USB 3.0 support!  This is so convenient.  I mean I can use it for so many things such as connecting a USB to Ethernet adapter or to an external data storage


Please note: Per the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide as of this writing – Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Windows 8.1 are not listed as supported.  So you know what I’d say:  For production rollout – only deploy Microsoft CRM on supported platforms!  You will have less headaches this way in case you run into issues.  Since the Surface Pro 2 was just released – I am pretty sure it will be added to the supported list fairly soon.


Frank Lee, CRM MVP
Workopia – Microsoft CRM Keeping it Simple!

About Frank Lee

Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/xRM consultant in San Francisco, USA.  Awarded the Microsoft MVP (Dynamics 365/CRM) 12 consecutive years from 2006 to 2018. Actively involved with Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations since Microsoft CRM v1.0 beta (2002). Super passionate about everything CRM, especially in the areas of Cloud Computing, A.I., Digital Transformation and Automation.
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2 Responses to Microsoft CRM 2013 running on Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  1. Paslaugos says:

    Great characteristics, using CRM 2013 Outlook Client online and offline is just as convenient as it could be!

  2. Carol Eckert says:

    Can I ask you; does the Outlook Client behave the same on the Surface as it does on a laptop? I can find no supported solution for this on Microsoft’s site, they only list the app as their solution.

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