Microsoft has officially announced its Surface Studio, which will ship in September with a suite of productivity apps, including the Delphic Design Suite.
The Delphi design suite includes Office 365, Delphi Web Apps, Delphium Tools and the Delcode IDE, which can be used to build new software applications.
The company also announced earlier today that its Windows 8-based Surface Studio would also be available to developers through the Windows Developer Program.
“The Delphi development environment is an integral part of what Microsoft is building on the Surface Studio platform.
With the Delpha Design Suite and other Delphi apps and the development platform for Windows 8, you’ll have a powerful, flexible and extensible toolset to create new apps, designs and projects,” a Microsoft press release said.
“With Microsoft’s new design tools, you can take your designs to the next level with ease.”
Microsoft is now selling its Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book laptops as well as its Surface Pen and Surface Studio tablet computers.
Microsoft’s tablet business, which includes the Surface Pen, Surface Book, Surface Laptop and Surface Pro line of laptops, has seen slow sales in the past couple of years.
The Surface Pro and Surface Pen are not compatible with Windows 8 due to a technical limitation, but Microsoft is expected to launch a tablet version of the Surface Pro with the upcoming Windows 8.1 operating system.
The Surface Studio was initially released for $799.99 on September 1, 2016.
Microsoft is also selling the Surface Tablet with Windows RT, which costs $249.99 and is compatible with Surface Pro devices.
Microsoft plans to launch its new Surface Studio in September.