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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.