Microsoft October event 2016: US Tech giant delights customers by unveiling ‘Windows 10 Creators Update’

Microsoft October event 2016: US Tech giant delights customers by unveiling ‘Windows 10 Creators Update’

Microsoft October event 2016: US Tech giant delights customers by unveiling ‘Windows 10 Creators Update’

October 28, 2016

US tech giant Microsoft created a buzz around the global markets by launching a full assortment of new products on Wednesday. There wasn’t a big lead up to the event which Microsoft usually garners but that did not stop the entity from living up to its exceptions of providing a wide assortment of new products that Windows users were eager to check out ahead of the Christmas this year.

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There was more to the event that the new Surface hardware, as Microsoft unvieled cool new accessories and even some software-related were made announcements on Wednesday.

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Here is a list of the new products enabled with cutting edge technology which were showcased at the Microsoft October event 2016:

1. Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft announced a fresh new Windows 10 that’s aimed at improving mixed reality, gaming, and productivity solutions. Microsoft is putting a big emphasis on 3D features in the new Windows 10 update, using the tagline “3D is for everyone” to highlight the new features.

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2. New VR Headsets

To go along with Microsoft’s new Windows 10-enabled 3D experiences, Microsoft is partnering with hardware makers to launch next-generation VR headsets using a reference platform similar to Google Daydream.

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3. Gaming

Windows 10 Creators Update features a number of new features aimed at gamers, including an in-built game-streaming service called Beam that’s based on tech Microsoft gained when it acquired the Seattle-based company by the same name.

4. New communications features in Windows 10

The Creators Update lets you drag any content onto a contact shortcut in the Windows toolbar to instantly share that content. Photos, videos, 3D objects and more can be shared in just seconds.

5. Surface Book

Microsoft announced a brand new Surface Book with huge internal upgrades that begin with the latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor.

New York City - October 6, 2015 The Microsoft Surface Book is displayed at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Media event in New York City. Credit: Andrew White for WIRED

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The Microsoft Surface Book is displayed at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Media event in New York City.
Credit: Andrew White for WIRED

 

6. Surface Studio

The star of the show today was Surface Studio, Microsoft’s reimagining of the all-in-one PC. It features a 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen display (13.5 million pixels) in a forged aluminum enclosure with a 1.3mm LCD panel (the full display portion is 12.5mm thick).

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7. Surface Dial

A new peripheral that complements the Surface Studio (and other Surface devices) is the Surface Dial. The dial is a stand-alone scroll wheel that provides a new means of scrolling and controlling various functions in Windows.

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