#Microsoft #SurfaceAIO – Microsoft schedules event for October 26; to announce a new Surface AIO, Redstone 2 update and more : Microsoft holds a major event every year during the fall, and as expected it has announced the date for this year’s major event, which is slated to be held on October 26.
The event will take in New York City at 10.00AM (7.30PM IST). Microsoft has teased the event as “the next chapter in the Windows story”, which gives away it would focus on new updates coming to its Windows 10 operating system.
According to reports, Microsoft will be showcasing OEM partners’ Windows 10 devices, new Microsoft Surface device, and gaming-related updates. If you were expecting Microsoft to unveil the highly rumored Surface smartphone, here’s bad news for you.
Reports suggest Microsoft is unlikely to launch the smartphone whereas the Microsoft executives have confirmed they have plans to introduce a new Microsoft Band fitness device this year.
The main highlight of the October 26 event is going to be Windows 10’s new updates. Codenamed Redstone 2, the early builds have already been available to Insiders to test. According to reports, the update was supposed to be available to users this year, but has been shifted to an early 2017 launch due to ‘some internal delays’ and ‘new Surface hardware’.
The update was supposed to be an incremental update, but with Microsoft having more time in hand, it will be launched as a major one. The Redstone 2 update is expected to bring new features like Office Hub, a feature that will integrate Windows 10 and Office 365 together so that it makes accessing emails, documents, events and calendar easier.