Half a month ago, Microsoft sent a directional invitation to the media, will be held on May 2 in New York, USA, "Learn what's next & rdquo; theme conference, released new hardware and software products. In fact, since the General Assembly set the agenda, the media has many rumors and broke the news. On the whole, Microsoft's focus on this conference is to focus on Google's "
Yesterday, Taiwan media news sources broke the news, the upstream supply chain is preparing a new ARM processor based on the Windows laptop. They think this new product for Microsoft's more likely, and sometimes let the industry a little "excitement & rdquo; a bit. In addition, the media also speculated that Microsoft may use this conference to announce the latest success in the field of education. So, in less than 10 hours from the start of the conference, we may wish to predict what surprises Microsoft will bring to us at this conference.
"Surface Laptop" rush to teach the market, the standard Chromebook
Lei Feng network learned that the Chromebook Tuo Lai its $ 300 up and down the beautiful price in the US education market momentum full. According to a 2016 Futuresource survey, Chromebook has accounted for 58% of the US market share of education, it not only defeated the iPad even higher than Windows, in all customers to buy Chromebook, more than 73% of users will it For educational work.
So, in this case, Microsoft joined the war situation is only a matter of time.
It is unclear how Microsoft will respond to hardware, since the release of Surface 3 for more than two years, did not see the relevant Pro / studio / book version of the update. But from Microsoft's "surface" product line, Microsoft may use the surface of the most affordable product surface 4, its standard Chromebook.
At present, many manufacturers have the entry-level Windows device price to do 199 US dollars, and has been affirmed the market. While Microsoft Surface 3 is currently priced at around $ 560, and if you want to have a keyboard, the price will be higher, which is much more expensive than most Chromebooks. So, there are media that Microsoft will not dilute Surface as the main brand strength, and re-release a new product category.
According to the latest foreign media news that this product or named "Surface Laptop", it may be a traditional clamshell notebook computer, similar to Lenovo Yoga flip mode, and equipped with a special version of Windows 10 S system. According to the product exposure point of view, this new product will have PixelSense display, resolution of 3.4 million, the thinnest at only 9.9 mm, there will be four colors optional, and equipped with an Alcantara material keyboard , This material has been on the Surface Pro 4. Interestingly, this product has only a few ports, and perhaps most of the time in the "cloud" and run on.
However, Microsoft in this conference may only reveal its hardware partners of new products. In any case, the most current news, Microsoft released the new PC price will be less than 500 US dollars.
Windows 10 Cloud
If no accident, Microsoft will bring the rumored Windows 10 Cloud system, and in the previous Windows 10 Creators Update beta, we can see the Windows 10 Cloud traces.
The news shows that the Windows 10 Cloud system will be a simplified version of Windows 10, it can be applied to lower prices of hardware, such as ARM processor. Windows 10 Cloud will continue Windows 10 style, but users can only install applications from the Windows Store. In addition there is a significant difference, Windows 10 Cloud can run mature Win32 applications.
Prior to this, Microsoft has been through the technical means for the ARM chip to lift the run win32 application restrictions. Therefore, the combination of yesterday's Taiwan supply chain broke the news of the news, Microsoft may be announced at today's conference, a ARM processor based on Windows 10 cloud PC equipment.
Office big update
As we all know, Microsoft has been using Office software and education market go hand in hand, but Google has been ahead of the former to seize a lot of attention. Many users need to pay through the use of Microsoft Office to complete the work, and now can be free to use Google Docs to achieve. The fact is that the market has a variety of free online office software appears to jointly seize the market.
If Microsoft wants to limit the Windows 10 Cloud system to use in the Windows Store, and focus on performance, Microsoft may take these two ways:
Wholeheartedly accept its online products
Create a new Office version for running on low-power notebooks
In fact, Microsoft has a common Windows platform for office applications, but these applications are still only available on the phone.
The Combination of Classroom and Mixed Reality
It is understood that Microsoft has been in the mixed reality bet on a lot of energy. Last October, Microsoft proposed a bold idea: in the Windows 10 Creators Update update to bring the support of mixed reality technology. In April this year, Microsoft HoloLens and VR education platform Likeliqe cooperation, both using HoloLens head to bring mixed education applications into the classroom. So we might be able to guess whether Microsoft or at this conference announced a mix of reality in education, classroom progress or related plans. Perhaps, there is a Microsoft version of Google Cardboard will not be released.
After all, in the Microsoft & ldquo; Learn what's next "ralph lauren pas cher, we can clearly see the logo of the MicrosoftEDU & rdquo;
As the Microsoft 2017 Build conference will be held a week after the end of today's conference, we will not expect Microsoft to release more about Windows 10, the UI Update, and the Windows 10 Cloud and its new device And so on. Of course, do not expect to have a new Surface notebook, Surface Pro, or Surface Studio release or update, if you want, Microsoft will stay until this fall announced.
Note: Some of the information comes fromThenextweb