Microsoft’s device partners outdoor modern and lasting Windows 10 PCs at this years Consumer Electronics Show event.
This year’s event introduces a new breed of devices as Microsoft shifts to a new work culture. A culture of Always On and Always Connected devices that hopefully will encourage creativity and innovation.
CVP Terry Myerson shared his experience in a blog post;
“As I walked the floor and met with our partners, it’s been amazing to see the amount of innovation in the Windows ecosystem
and the trends that will unlock creativity and empower
a new culture of work in 2018 and beyond.”
The guys over at Neowin go hands on with a couple of the devices at the Microsoft Partner showcase at CES 2018.
Below are a few of the announced Windows 10 PCs.
Acer Swift 7
The worlds thinnest Laptop
It comes at 8.98 mm thin, powered by a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, promising 10 hours to all-day battery life. It has a built-in Intel XMM 4G LTE connectivity, trusted 4G LTE connection and features the new eSIM technology. 256 GB of PCIe SSD storage, 8 GB LPDDR3 and fingerprint reader. A 14″ HD IPS5 display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ touchscreen and touchpad with backlit keyboard.
Acer says the Swift 7 will be available in North America in March and April for EMEA market. Pricing starts at US$1,699 for north America and at €1,699 for EMEA regions.
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
Thinner, lighter and more powerful mobile device. Rocking design and performance.
It comes with the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with AMD Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics with a stunning InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display.
The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available in April starting at $1,299.99 Check out more images here.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
A Flexible PC for Everyday Users.
Comes powered by an 8th Gen. Intel i5 processor, 8GB and 256GB SSD storage.
It has a 360 degree touchscreen for added convenience, an Active Pen support with secure Finger print login. Starts selling in select countries in the first quarter of 2018.
HP ENVY x2
Impossibly thin, incredibly durable and world’s longest battery life in a Windows detachable.
Runs on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile PC platform, 8 GB LPDDR4X PoP memory and 256 GB of storage. Very thin at 6.9 mm, weighs 1.54 lbs, 12.3″ diagonal touch WUXGA+ display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. It promises ultra speeds with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem supports 4G LTE and about 20 hours of battery life.
Microsoft is helping developers build for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. No matter the kinds of tools and environment they prefer to drive change across organizations and industries.
At the recent Connect developer event, Microsoft shared on how thy are helping developers build apps for the future. Building apps for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge no matter the tools they use or the platforms they prefer. In doing this Microsoft believes developers will be able to to drive change across various organizations and industries.
Speaking during the Keynote event, Microsoft EVP of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie, said ;
“It’s never been a better time to be a developer.
As developers are at the forefront of building the apps driving monumental change across organizations and entire industries.
At Microsoft, we’re laser-focused on delivering tools and services that make developers more productive. Helping developers create in the open, and putting AI into the hands of every developer so they unleash the power of data and re-imagine possibilities that will improve our world.” – Scott Guthrie
Watch and relive the Microsoft Connect(); 2017 keynote event, which had a lots of wowing announcements.
Today we introduced Visual Studio live share. A real-time collaborative development for code and visual studio. Share Full Context, Collaborative Editing and Collaborative Debugging.
Helping developers build for the intelligent cloud
How is Microsoft helping developers build for the intelligent cloud? Microsoft showed their continuous commitment to open source and other communities by introducing new tools. Tools to make it easy for developers to create the next generation of intelligent applications. They also want to put AI in the hands of every developer with the tools and platforms they are most familiar with. Some of the innovations include new solutions such as;
Azure Databricks Azure Databricks is a fast, easy and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform that delivers one-click setup, streamlined workflows and an interactive workspace. Native integration with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Active Directory and Power BI simplifies the creation of modern data warehouses that enable organizations to provide self-service analytics and machine learning over all data with enterprise-grade performance and governance.
Microsoft joins MariaDB Foundation Microsoft joins MariaDB Foundation as a platinum member and announces the upcoming preview of Azure Database for MariaDB for a fully managed MariaDB service in the cloud.
Azure Cosmos DB with Apache® Cassandra API The preview expands on the multimodel capabilities of Azure Cosmos DB to offer Cassandra as a service over turnkey global distribution, multiple consistency levels and industry-leading SLAs.
Visual Studio App Center A new cloud service for developers to ship higher-quality applications more frequently. Objective-C, Swift, Android Java, Xamarin and React Native developers can use App Center to increase productivity and accelerate application lifecycle, freeing them to spend more time on new features and better user experiences
GitHub Partnership on GVFS Microsoft and GitHub will further their open source partnership to extend GVFS support to GitHub. GVFS is an open source extension to the Git version control system developed by Microsoft to support the world’s largest repositories.
Visual Studio Live Share Unique new capability for developers to collaborate in a seamless and secure way with full project context. With this preview, developers can share projects with teammates, or other developers, to edit and debug the same code in their personalized editor or IDE
Visual Studio Connected Environment for Azure Container Service (AKS)
Azure DevOps Projects
Visual Studio Tools for AI
Azure IoT Edge
With these new tools Microsoft wants to prepare developers for the future. Read more on the announcements. Check out what people are saying about the new innovations using the hashtag #MSFTConnect. What do you think about the new tools?
Microsoft Nigeria hosted bloggers from Nigeria to an interactive session on Empowering Digital Transformation.
The bloggers meetup event was to bring a familiarization of service solutions offered by Microsoft and the new updates coming with the Creators Update to the bloggers.
Digital Transformation is simply doing things differently and with ease.
The Creators Update is the next major update to the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Update is scheduled to start arriving first on new devices and then to the older devices from April 11th 2017. Also Microsoft has said that you can use the Microsoft Update Assistant to manually initiate the update from April 5th 2017. For Windows 10 Mobile devices the creators Update will start rolling out from the 25th of April.
The Creators Update will begin to roll out on April 11th. Like with the Anniversary Update we delivered last August, this update for Windows will proceed in phases.
For the those of you who are eager to get the Creators Update right away, you will be able to initiate the update manually, starting on April 5th, via Update Assistant. This option is intended for advanced users on devices running a licensed version of Windows 10.
We’ll iterate this process over a period of several months until all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide are offered the Creators Update. Windows Phone will follow the same phased approach, with rollout scheduled to begin April 25.
At the event Microsoft Nigeria shared updated statistics of Windows 10 since it’s launch.
There are currently over 400 million monthly active devices.
Over 135 Billion hours spent on Windows 10
Cortana has been asked over 5 Billion questions with over 1 Million daily queries.
10 Million of streamed Xbox one games to Windows 10 PCs.
On digital transformation and how Microsoft technology can help you achieve more, there was a presentation on what’s a digital business? Addressing bloggers on the topic there was an elaboration on How is the business being digitally transformed and How is the business model being digitally transformed. Speaking on the four pillars of Digital Transformation:
Join us watch the live stream event of Microsoft. Learn about Microsoft’s latest developer products and the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft’s CVP of Windows Developer Platform, Kevin Gallo and the Windows engineering team will takes us on a tour of what’s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update. They’ll shows off new Windows capabilities and tooling and will share some news along the way.
Some of the subjects to be talked about include;
Improve user engagement, creating app experiences that flow seamlessly from one device to the next, with Windows and Cortana Skills
Simplify the process of building beautiful, natural-looking apps with Composition advances and XAML updates
Optimize app submission to the Windows Store and make it easier for customers to find and buy your apps and games there
Other items on the agenda after the Keynote event include;
Improving user engagement with Windows and Cortana Skills
Building personal and productive apps with Composition and XAML updates
Using the Windows Store to enhance your app
Developer tools and updates
Speaker panel / Q&A
Excited to learn about the new improvements, let us know in the comments.
Creators Update is the name of Microsoft’s next Windows 10 major update. The update is scheduled to arrive early spring 2017 and for free.
Microsoft announced at the October Microsoft Event what Windows 10 users can expect in the next Update of the OS. The Update is geared towards a generation that want to create.
Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, speaking out at the event about the update outlined 3 major updates Windows 10 users can look forward to.
Terry’s highlights on the Windows 10 Creators Update include:
Coming as a free update early next year to the more than 400 million devices running Windows 10 and available to Windows Insiders this week.
Expanding vision for mixed reality. Virtual, Augmented reality and holographic computing with 3D for every one. Create share and experience 3D in mixed reality.
3D helps to bring your ideas to life. With 3D in the Windows 10 Creators Update you can capture, create, view and share in 3D. Microsoft says “See how amazing the world is when you unleash your imagination in a new dimension”.
Gamers can experience best in 4K gaming and in game broadcasting.
The Windows 10 Creators Update will allow gamers to easily broadcast their gameplay and create their own tournaments. Integration of new stream service Beam, built into the game play. So you can share or watch live game streams and interact in real time with broadcasters as well. Read more from the Xbox wire.
A faster way to connect and share with the people who matter most, family, friends, collaborators and fellow gamers.
Microsoft wants to put the people who matter and you care about in the middle of your Windows 10 experience. How do they achieve this? Well, there’s a new feature called MyPeople.
Your most important friends, family, and co-workers will be instantly accessible. With Windows MyPeople, you can pin your favorite contacts to the Windows task bar and easily drag and drop any document, photo or video right on top of the contact for easy sharing. You can receive unique notifications, Shoulder Taps, and easily view and open emails, IMs, shared documents and more, all in one place. The Windows MyPeople experience is also integrated across universal Windows apps for easy sharing.
Windows 10 still growing!
Current Windows 10 user statistics; Over 400 million people using Windows 10. That’s over 600 people who choose Windows 10 every minute of every hour of every day for the last year. Spent 200 billon hours of lives on Windows 10. 500% increase in gaming. 3 times as many developers building Windows 10 apps.
Just like the other major Windows 10 update, I expect this to arrive in April 2017. You can also trial out these update before their release by becoming a Windows Insider. There are may more features coming in the update. Check out more details of the Windows 10 Creators Update from our friends at Windows Central.
What do you think about the OS update announcement? A step in the right direction, a new set of disruptive helpful tools? share with the community. We’ll like to know hat you think.