Microsoft Oct 26th 2016 announcement rumors

bm_lp_rio_v3Microsoft has announced an event to take place at Microsoft Stores around the world on Oct 26th 2016.  The price drops of at least $150 for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Books and end of life for the Microsoft Band.  I hope we get to see some new and excited products.

Office Hub rumors with HoloShell, HomeHub, UWP File Explorer, and more.   An Amazon Echo competitor?

The Nintendo NX announcement on Oct 20th means console changes are happening again.  Project Scorpio was teased for 2017 announcement.

Windows 10 Redstone 2 … 14951 is out for Windows Insiders today.  Not likely as the builds have been coming really fast and we haven’t done any bug smashing yet.

Surface Desktop (Desktops aren’t dead yet?) for some reason we need something fixed again to a desk again.  Project Cardinal is the code name floating around.

Conflicting news about a delay of Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 until next year.

Surface Phone?   I only hear rumors that they exist but that would be sold more places than Microsoft Stores.

Project Centennial push for older Win32 games and apps.. possibly but that doesn’t sounds like something you can buy.

Microsoft Band is dead in 2016.  So no MS band 3.

I will unfortunately miss the 9 am CT Austin Domain store reveal as I will be flying to LAX at that time.  Should be fun.  So many projects going on at MS.  Will be nice to see some transparency.



Author: shauncassells

Shaun Cassells, Senior Solutions Engineer, 1E Shaun is a Microsoft MVP Windows Insider MVP and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). Shaun is a frequent speaker at conferences like MMS, Gartner, TechEd Europe, TechEd North America, IT Dev Connections, System Center Rallies, and Systems Management User Groups (SMUGs). Shaun is an award winning blogger syndicated from Shaun specializes in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals. Prior to joining 1E in 2010, he worked for a Global 100 company as the Configuration Manager Service Owner and Architect. Recently as a Principle Consultant at 1E, he accomplished design, review, and improvements to a variety of Configuration Manager environments from the very small to sites with a half million seats. He provided leadership that created a patented automated application rationalization and usage based OSD mapping solution in use by multiple fortune 500 companies. These days you can find Shaun traveling to help discover, review, and improve business productivity across the world.

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