Fancy a change? Microsoft has made it easier to switch to a Surface device from a Macbook
Microsoft has stepped up its battle for computer supremacy in the fight against Apple.
The Windows 10 maker has released a new tool which will reportedly make it easier than ever for Macbook users to switch to one of its Surface devices.
However the new assistant appears to have already run in to difficulties, meaning those looking to escape from Apple may yet face a longer wait.
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The new Mac to Surface Assistant was made available to download from the Microsoft Store to Mac devices earlier this week.
The tool allowed Mac users to quickly and simply carry over all their files and information from their device to a new Surface product.
This includes apps, music, photos, files and even movies, removing one of the biggest headaches that occurs when setting up a new PC.
The program is designed to walk users through each step of the process as Microsoft looks to poach away more Apple users, however it already seems to have hit some difficulties.
The tool was made available earlier this week, but now appears to be pulled
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That’s because some customers have already noted that the program is unavailable for the time being.
Despite being made available earlier this week, the download link provided by Microsoft now leads to a dead end.
Microsoft is yet to make an official announcement about the tool, which suggests it may be keeping details under wraps for a little while longer.
The company has made no secret of its desire to take on Apple’s devices with its own Surface products, however, meaning a public release may be just around the corner.
Microsoft’s latest hardware releases have all attempted to target Apple as the company looks to establish itself in the device market.
The Surface Studio was particularly aimed at users in the creative industries typically dominated by Apple devices, providing a flexible PC ideal for areas such as animation or design.
Microsoft is also set to make another push for this customer base with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, which provides several new software tools aimed at creative users.
The upgrade will bring a number of media-friendly additions to the software, including major improvements to 3D modelling, virtual reality support, gaming, and social media.