Microsoft’s event in the Big Apple is expected to centre around new Surface hardware. The firm has been heavily tipped to be planning the reveal of a new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro but it’s possible there could be further surprises in store.
In particular, it has been suggested the Redmond-based firm may finally show off its long rumoured dual-screen Surface, codenamed Centaurus.
According to The Verge, Microsoft has been working on such a device for over two years and showed off a prototype to employees during an internal meeting earlier this year.
Additionally, the outlet said the firm is aiming to release the product next year, meaning it would make sense if its initial reveal took place tomorrow.
Finally, it’s also possible other dormant products such as the Surface Go could be upgraded during proceedings.
Windows 10 is likely to be another key focus for Microsoft during its New York event. It’s feasible the company could launch the newest version of the operating system, codenamed 19H2.
Ahead of its full debut, Microsoft has released a number of preview builds for 19H2 that have given fans an early glimpse of its best features.
It seems Windows 10 19H2 will be more of an incremental upgrade for fans rather than a substantial overhaul, although the new software should improve the battery life and overall efficiency of some user PCs.
Microsoft has said its newest operating system will focus primarily on delivering a “scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise features, and quality enhancements”.
These include updates to Windows Shell, the graphical interface that makes Windows 10’s design distinct.
Microsoft’s 19H2 update allows a number of new features to be accessed using Windows Shell, such as the ability to add events to a calendar using the app’s fly-out menu.