Everything you need to know about May event — Microsoft EDU

Microsoft Corp. will take the stage at an event in NY tomorrow to show off some of its new products.

Microsoft is back in New York City for another hardware and software event, and we'll be live on the scene to tell you everything that's going on. Different rumors and leaks have been leading up to the event and hinting that Microsoft is planning to challenge Google's Chromebook.

Although there has been no confirmation or leaks of what we will see for sure at this event beyond the education connection you can piece together a few possibilities.

At its May event, Microsoft is expected to launch a new Windows 10 version that'll be a direct competitor of Google's Chrome OS. This new tablet could also be the first device to run Windows 10 Cloud, a pared-down and partially cloud-based version of Microsoft's famous operating system. For production version user the update bring many new features and Project NEON glimpse.

With the new preview build, Microsoft has added a level of blur effect to some of its apps that include Groove Music, Movies & TV, Windows Maps, and View 3D. In fact, it prompted the firm to temporarily block some Windows 10 devices from installing the software. Microsoft will also use its new power throttling features to help reduce background tasks' battery consumption. This, however, doesn't necessarily mean that you'll get the functionality to uninstall the browser via the Start Menu - especially when the change being made is to push its usability among users.

Microsoft is rolling out the Creators Update in phases, starting with newer devices first, to avoid potential problems the new operating system could cause for older machines, according to John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery. Chrome OS has thrived in education because it's simple, easy to manage, and fast for students to access and use. The downside for Microsoft here is that it won't be able to list new features for Edge in its bi-annual updates for Windows 10 since it won't be waiting that long to send them out. "Once identified, we posted this issue to our Windows community forum", said Microsoft. "Therefore, we continue to recommend (unless you're an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you".

Microsoft's Surface Laptop received an unofficial unveiling of sorts Monday night, as images and some of the specifications leaked in advance of a Microsoft education-themed event in NY on Tuesday morning.

  • Carolyn Briggs