Microsoft Surface 2016 Event Highlights

Posted: Oct 26 2016, 8:55am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 26 2016, 11:35am CDT , in Technology News


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Microsoft Surface 2016 Event Highlights

The Microsoft October 26 event introduces new Windows 10 related news.

Microsoft unveiled today new developments in Windows 10. The rumors also suggest that Microsoft will unveil an new Surface PC. Many Microsoft fans would love to see Microsoft surprise with a Surface Phone to make us forget the Lumia Windows phone failure. Microsoft needs a smartphone. It is not making any sense to not offer a decent smartphone to tell the Windows 10 everywhere story.

Microsoft Event Highlights:

The event has ended. Read about the highlights.

Windows 10 Creators Update

$299 VR Headsets

Microsoft Surface Studio

The only affordable announcement is the free Windows 10 Creator Update. The new Surface Studio and Surface Book i7 are high-end, but very cool devices.

The new big new product Microsoft announced on October 26 is the Microsoft Surface Studio.

Microsoft unveils Surface Book i7, a high-end version of the Surface Book with enhanced CPU, Graphics and 16h battery life. $2,399 price-tag. Ships in November.

Microsoft adds My People shortcuts to communicate with your closest friends.

Beam Game Broadcasting will be integrated into Windows 10 Creators Update.

The Windows 10 Creators Update VR Headset will sell for just $299 and have 6 sensors that work inside out and do not require any sensors setup in the room.

Microsoft will launch affordable Virtual Reality headset with Windows 10 Creators Update. The Windows 10 VR demo looks incredible. Microsoft might be onto something big here.

There will be new Windows 10 release in Spring of 2017. It will be free. It is called Windows 10 Creators Update.

There are 400million Windows 10 users.

Microsoft opens with new accessibility features in Windows 10. Impressive intro.


The Microsoft Surface 2016 event kicks off at 10am ET, 7am PDT. You can follow the Microsoft "Imagine what you'll do" event in a live video stream online on the site here.

We will update this post with the highlights of the event, if there are any. You can read about all rumors and predictions for the Microsoft October event in our earlier post.

Microsoft is in great shape. The cloud services is driving revenue and growth. The Windows 10 hardware strategy is lagging, but has great potential. Apple is slacking especially in desktop computing, giving Microsoft to leap Apple. Despite the mobile hype, many people still rely on desktop computing for work.

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