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  Are you ready for more Surface hardware? Microsoft earlier this week announced the Surface Laptop, which is a premium Kaby Lake machine that is slathered in Alcantara and features a 13.5-inch PixelSense touch display. However, it looks as though Microsoft has additional Surface hardware in store for us later this month. Last night, Microsoft Corporate VP of Devices Panos Panay took to Twitter to provide this update:See you in Shanghai. May 23. #MicrosoftEvent #Surface https://t.co/aMgvkkqE52 pic.twitter.com/vzcK9MqIpf— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 5, 2017 The fact that Panay tagged the... Read more...
We are on the precipice of some exciting things thanks to the introduction of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality into the mainstream. Much of the attention early on has been focused on gaming, with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive stealing the limelight, along with breakout hits such as Pokemon Go. But gaming is not the only segment that stands to benefit. There is a big opportunity in education, one that Microsoft hopes to pioneer. To that end, Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership with Pearson, one of the biggest education companies in the world that also happens to be... Read more...
Microsoft had a lot to talk about when introducing a new Surface Laptop and specialized version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S. With so much to discuss and Surface boss Panos Panay at one point saying he was running behind, Microsoft ran out of time to formally introduce its Surface Arc Mouse, a slick looking companion rodent for the Surface Laptop. The Surface Arc Mouse is essentially a redesigned version of its Bluetooth-enabled Arc Touch. It features a slim design that lays almost completely flat until you "snap" the spine into place, giving the rodent a more traditional curved body. The... Read more...
When it comes to the education market, Google has struck [market share] gold with Chrome OS. Chromebooks running the minimalistic operating system are low-cost, which strikes the right note with cash-strapped school systems. Companies like Apple have little ability to combat the Chromebook threat due to its pricing disadvantage and the usability/productivity/multi-user issues with iPads. Likewise, Windows-based PCs have also been undercut in pricing, although Microsoft has a new counterattack lying in wait: Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S, which has previously been referred to as Windows 10 Cloud, is... Read more...
Microsoft has an event scheduled for tomorrow in New York City where it is expected to announce some new initiatives based around the education sector. The company was also widely expected to announced a Chromebook fighter running a cut-down version of Windows 10. Well, thanks to a happy little leaker, we’ve got an early look at what’s in Microsoft’s goodie bag. Feast your eyes on the Surface Laptop. Microsoft’s latest hardware was unearthed by Twitter user WalkingCat, and we’ve been given quite a few details on the product. For starters, it has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with 3.4 million pixels,... Read more...
As we reported last week, Microsoft is holding an event in New York City on May 2nd that will focus primarily on the education sector. Although we don’t expect to hear anything about Surface Pro 5 or Surface Book 2, the company is widely expected to announce new low-cost notebooks running the new Windows 10 Cloud operating system. Microsoft is targeting these new devices, which we’ll simply call “Cloudbooks” for simplicity’s sake, at Chromebooks running Google’s Chrome OS. If you needed any further confirmation of Microsoft’s intention to take the fight directly to Google, look no further... Read more...
Microsoft has begun inviting members of the press to a media event scheduled for May 2, 2017, in New York City. Details on the event are light other than Microsoft saying it will be focused on education. Several sites are speculating that it will involve Microsoft's Surface products, though do not expect a new generation Surface Book or Surface Pro 5 announcement, neither of which are on tap for this event. Instead, rumor has it Microsoft will focus on a cloud-based version of Windows 10. If that is the case, it could tie in with a Surface product designed to give Google's Chromebook products a... Read more...
Apple may have the world’s most popular tablet family with the iPad, but it appears that Microsoft is taking top honors when it comes to overall customer satisfaction. That’s according to survey results from the folks at J.D. Power, which indicates that Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets best the competition in a number of critical categories that are important to buyers. The Surface line of tablets scored 855 points on a 1,000-point scale, narrowly beating out Apple’s iPad family of tablets (849 points). Microsoft dominated pretty much across the board, taking top honors with its variety of preinstalled... Read more...
Microsoft may have closed the door on its Lumia family of smartphones, but that doesn’t mean that the company has given up on phones altogether. Mobile represents a huge opportunity for a company like Microsoft — an opportunity that up until this point it has largely squandered. However, a new patent filing reveals that Microsoft could still have a few more tricks up its sleeve; in this case, a folding smartphone. If such a design were to make it to production, it would likely adopt Surface branding, joining the likes of the aerobatic Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio. Entitled “Mobile... Read more...
At first glance, we didn’t know how the market would react to Microsoft’s Surface Hub. Available in 55- and 84-inch varieties, the Surface Hub was originally priced at $4,999 and $19,999 respectively. However, strong initial demand prompted Microsoft to raise those prices to $6,999 and $21,999 respectively. Back in July, Microsoft issued the following statement regarding early success with Surface Hub: Demand for Surface Hubs is very strong and exceeded initial forecasts. To date, we’ve shipped to over 500 customers worldwide and that number continues to grow. We are ramping up production to meet... Read more...
Microsoft is riding high these days under CEO Satya Nadella. The company is firmly entrenched in the cloud business, has deftly transitioned its software products to a subscription model for its most profitable customers, invested heavily in deep learning and advanced AI technologies, and is finally seeing some of the fruits of its investment into the Surface family of first-party hardware. As a result, Microsoft shares closed at an all-time high of $61 in late October (the company is still not far off that mark today at $59.15). With all that is going right at Microsoft these days, Bloomberg decided... Read more...
Last month, Google renamed its popular "Apps for Work" suite of business tools to "G Suite", a simple naming scheme change that gave us the hint that other big things would be coming. Today, we get our first real taste of what's new with Google's own take on the boardroom whiteboard. Google's interactive whiteboard is called Jamboard, and it tackles the likes of Microsoft's Surface Hub head-on. The goal isn't to simply display important information on the screen for everyone to see, but let people collaborate in real-time as they would with an actual whiteboard - we're talking drawing, writing... Read more...
Microsoft Surface tablets have come under fire by one of the most successful head coaches in the history of the National Football League and by extension one of the most successful NFL teams, so the exposure is significant. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is done with using tablets on the sidelines. As outside observers of a sport, it's sometimes easy to dismiss the complexities surrounding the games we watch. While in all team sports, coordination between team staff is important, it's downright imperative in the game of Football and for the NFL. Depth charts, team formation photos,... Read more...
Get ready folks, Microsoft has some cool new stuff to showcase at the end of October, and we have a pretty good idea at what the folks in Redmond have in store. Over the past week, both a Surface-branded keyboard and mouse have leaked onto the internet. These peripherals lead great credence to the arrival of a Surface all-in-one PC, which has been rumored for months. The all-in-one is reportedly being developed under the codename Surface Cardinal and will be the consumer equivalent of Microsoft’s high-end Surface Hub presentation tools. Based on earlier reports, the Surface all-in-one could be... Read more...
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