Microsoft is planning a sequence of stories occasions over the approaching months that may concentrate on classes like gaming, cloud, and Home windows. The Verge has realized that Microsoft is dedicating time to explicit classes at a time when the pandemic has halted in-person occasions. Microsoft’s first occasion will happen later this week, specializing in what’s subsequent for work and Microsoft 365.
The corporate is planning comparable occasions that target what’s subsequent for its cloud ambitions, in addition to gaming, Home windows, and safety within the coming months. Microsoft usually discusses a broad vary of its merchandise at occasions like Ignite or Construct, and it will proceed, however these separate occasions are designed to spotlight what its product adjustments imply for total classes.
The Home windows occasion will probably concentrate on Microsoft’s “sweeping visual rejuvenation” of the working system, which is at present codenamed “Solar Valley,” and the corporate’s Windows 10X efforts. Microsoft is placing a bigger effort into overhauling the UI of Home windows this 12 months, with visible adjustments deliberate to enhance the consistency of the OS.
Microsoft additionally has huge plans for gaming normally all through 2021, particularly with its Xbox Sport Go and xCloud work. Microsoft’s devoted gaming occasion will probably concentrate on the corporate’s plans to develop xCloud and its gaming efforts, in a 12 months that may see a “reimagined” E3 take place.
This whole method to information occasions from Microsoft is completely different from earlier years. It’s happening throughout a 12 months the place many individuals proceed to work and even research remotely. The pandemic has reshaped total industries, and it’ll probably gas lots of Microsoft’s bulletins throughout 2021. If the occasions are successful, it may even form how Microsoft plans its information bulletins for years to return.