Microsoft Announces a Windows 10/Hardware Event for Early May

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10 with 23 Comments

Microsoft Announces a May Windows 10/Hardware Event

Microsoft has announced its long-awaited Spring Windows 10/hardware event, which will happen in New York as expected. But it’s also happening about a month later than originally envisioned.

So here’s the weird bit. Obviously, no one should expect a Surface phone announcement at this event. But my sources now tell me that a Surface Pro revision won’t be part of the event either.

Beyond that, I’m told to expect an event similar to the one Microsoft held in October. That event was billed as a Windows 10 event, and it did introduce the Creators Update to the world. But Microsoft also introduced a lot of hardware then—including the Surface Studio, Surface Book with Performance Base, and Surface Dial—and it’s reasonable to expect more of the same.

Of course, the question is what software and hardware Microsoft might unveil, especially given the Surface Pro news above.

And I have a theory. Well, two theories.

As I first noted in Some Thoughts About a Surface Pro Refresh and the Spring Hardware Event (Premium), I suspect Microsoft will formally introduce Windows 10 Cloud at this event. And that the clamshell Surface rumors are for a new Windows 10 Cloud-based device that will also be unveiled.

There will probably be more announced than that, as well, and a continued focus on creators and creativity. But we don’t have long to wait to find out.


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