22 October 2017

Microsoft and Adobe introduce free trial of Adobe CC with Surface purchases

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Adobe to further spark creativity.

Customers who purchase an eligible Surface device will be entitled to an expanded three-month free trial of the new Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Photography Plan with 1TB of cloud storage, worth US$59, the companies revealed in a blog post.

"There is something magical about the combination of Surface Dial and Surface Pen. When you fold these capabilities in with the Adobe Creative Cloud and the collective power of Surface hardware, artists can create in more intuitive and versatile ways to bring their ideas to life," said Jason Gregory, Microsoft's Surface Product Marketing Director, in the blog post.

Announced at Adobe’s annual MAX conference, the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan includes the all-new Lightroom CC and up to 10TB of cloud storage.

Microsoft and Adobe also unveiled new integrations between Surface Dial and Adobe Photoshop. The new Photoshop CC will enable Surface Dial users to easily control some common tasks such as brush manipulation.


The promotional offer will be available from 18 October 2017 to 18 January 2018*.

Participating Surface markets in Asia Pacific and the Middle East include Australia, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, KSA, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UAE. The offer excludes China and India.

Offer excludes Windows 10 S devices (i.e. Surface Laptop) since Adobe CC requires Windows 10 Professional.

Source: Microsoft blog. The Surface and the Surface Dial (left) in use together with Adobe CC.
Source: Microsoft blog. The Surface and the Surface Dial (left) in use together with Adobe CC.