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Microsoft schedules May 2 event, new hardware inbound

by Brandon Russell | April 12, 2017

Microsoft on Wednesday sent out invites for a May 2 event in New York City. The Redmond-based company isn’t expected to unveil a Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 5, but reports suggest the company does plan to announce new hardware.

Earlier this week, a report claimed Microsoft’s May event would focus primarily on software, with Windows 10 Cloud being a possible topic of discussion. There’s also a very slim possibility Microsoft will unveil the hardware for Project Scorpio ahead of this summer’s E3 event in Los Angeles, though unlikely.

If software is a focus of the upcoming event, it would make sense for Microsoft to also unveil at least one piece of new hardware. After all, Microsoft will need to find a way to entice customers to use the software, which reports suggest is codenamed Bespin after the infamous Star Wars planet, and will reportedly go up against Google’s Chrome OS.

The invitation shared by Microsoft also appears to suggest the event will focus on education, as denoted by the hashtag #MicrosoftEDU. That could also be a clue Windows 10 Cloud is inbound.

We’ll have everything from the event when it kicks off on Tuesday, May 2, at 9 a.m. EST.


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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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