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Microsoft's Spring Windows Event Rumored To Focus On New Cloud OS

13 April, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Microsoft's May Event Could Focus on Windows 10 Cloud

Tuesday Microsoft sent out press invites for a Windows hardware event, which will be held May 2 in New York City. After all, the company's upcoming event is focused on learning and creativity, so there is a chance that Microsoft could roll out a variant of its Surface-branded line-up.

With that in mind, it's unlikely we'll see the Project Scorpio design reveal or even the rumoured Surface Pro 5, much less the Surface Phone. However, it looks like Microsoft might actually be launching an entirely new product called Windows Cloud.

So, the whole event is probably going to be similar to the recent Windows 10 Creator Update event in NYC, although, lesser emphasis will be given to the contemporary consumer electronics hardware department.

Joe Belfiore might be lead this spring event, and he is likely also the main behind Windows Cloud. Foley says that users of Windows Cloud will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for some amount of money.

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Although its name suggests that the new operating system will be streamed from Microsoft's cloud servers, Windows Cloud will just be a simpler version of Windows 10. The OS will only run Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps from the Windows Store. It might be affordable mid-range device featuring Windows Cloud.

Well, given the event is reportedly internally codenamed "Bespin" the Star Wars planet that hosts Cloud City, it appears to be the ideal time to introduce Windows 10 Cloud.

What are you hoping to see from Microsoft's May event?

It's possible that the hardware unveiled at the show will be a lower cost Surface tablet aimed at the education market, in an effort to compete with Google's Chromebooks.

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