Rumors that Microsoft was formulation some kind of Surface eventuality for some time this tumble have been present for months. Now, Microsoft done that official, promulgation out invitations to an Oct 2 eventuality in New York City. This eventuality will approaching be about some-more than only new hardware, I’m hearing.
Lately, Microsoft has been articulate some-more in terms of “solutions,” definition hardware and program and services, rather than inclination by themselves. So, I’m betting there will be news about Windows, Office, and other Microsoft products and services during this event, too.
There’s not most of a thought in a invitation. It simply says “a impulse of your time” and doesn’t embody any picture or other information.
For months, I’ve listened Microsoft’s tumble eventuality would be low-key, in terms of new hardware. I’ve listened Microsoft will approaching refurbish a Surface Pro (last year’s model) and Surface Laptop with Intel 8th-generation processors, and approaching new USB-C ports. I’ve also formerly reported that Microsoft is believed to have been building a Surface-branded headset, identical to a Jabra Evolve. we consider this could potentially entrance during a Oct. 2 event, as well.
I’m awaiting Microsoft will share some-more about a “Modern Life Services” vision during a Oct 2 event, yet officials might never publicly use those words.
Earlier this summer, during a Microsoft sales and partner conference, Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi talked about a judgment of “modern life services.” The core thought is Microsoft, given of a capability expertise, can assistance users — generally “professional consumers” — grasp some-more via their day, during work and home. I’m guessing a “a impulse of your time” is approaching a anxiety to saving time/productivity.
The subsequent chronicle of Windows 10 (codenamed 19H1), Cortana, Outlook, OneNote, To-Do, and some-more Microsoft products that have intensity consumer interest are approaching to get some time in a limelight, I’d think. And given Microsoft’s continued, flourishing pull to fit gaming into a product choice and strategy, we wouldn’t be astounded to see Xbox (especially tranquil by Cortana and/or Alexa), Minecraft and games underline in some of a tumble eventuality demos, as well.
Those anticipating for new Surface Pro or Surface Book devices, we believe, will have to wait for 2019. In fact, one of my contacts pronounced a heavily redesigned new Surface Pro, codenamed “Carmel,” is really a 2019 thing. Surface Hub 2, that Microsoft officials have been touting given progressing this calendar year, also is a 2019 deliverable.
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Surface Go with LTE, that Microsoft has pronounced is a tumble 2018 deliverable, could entrance during this year’s Surface event. Or maybe Microsoft will only start shipping it though a apart launch event.
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