According to the latest news, Microsoft is planning a series of news events over the coming months that will focus on categories like gaming, cloud, and Windows. It seems that Microsoft has dedicated time to particular categories at a time when the pandemic has halted in-person events. Later this week, Microsoft’s first event will take place. It will focus on what’s next for work and Microsoft 365.
In the coming months, Microsoft is planning similar events that focus on what’s next for its cloud ambitions, gaming, Windows, and security. The tech giant has discussed a broad range of its products at events like Ignite or Build. It seems this will continue with category-specific events.
Most probably, the upcoming Windows event will focus on Microsoft’s “sweeping visual rejuvenation” of the operating system. The company codenamed it “Sun Valley”. Apart from this, in the Windows event, the company might also discuss the developments regarding Windows 10X. Reports suggest Microsoft is putting a larger effort into overhauling the UI of Windows this year. Some of the planned visual changes will improve the consistency of the OS.
On the other hand, Microsoft also has big plans for the gaming industry. With products like Xbox Game Pass and xCloud, the company might release a series of game-specific products throughout 202. Microsoft’s dedicated gaming event will likely focus on the company’s plans to expand xCloud.
It should be noted that this time, the entire approach to news events from Microsoft is different from previous years. The events are going to take place when most people continue their work or study remotely. This way, it seems, the pandemic will reshape many of Microsoft’s announcements all over 2021. On the contrary, if the events are successful, it could shape how Microsoft’s announcements for years to come.
On 28th January, Microsoft 365 (@Microsoft365) posted the following in Twitter: “Watch @SatyaNadella and @Jared_Spataro discuss ways to transform the employee experience. Save the date for our digital event. #EmployeeExperience https://msft.it/6019pQiCH