Microsoft Goes into the Future
Microsoft today announced a slew of new products and services across all their devices. The most notable being Microsoft Holographic.
At first glance, it appears to be less holographic and more augmented reality with the help of a Google Glass-like headset called Microsoft HoloLens. Price and availability were not mentioned, but word on the street is its release will coincide with Windows 10.
Windows 10 consumer preview was another big announcement made today. Microsoft showcased a tightly integrated Cortana that will check the weather, send an email and search the web straight from the taskbar by you just commanding it with your voice. It’s a sure fire way to get users to bypass the need to use Google. Very clever Microsoft.
Along aside Cortana for Windows 10, Microsoft’s next browser code named Spartan was also demoed. It’s a spartan looking browser akin to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that includes markup capabilities allowing users to make notes directly on a web page and share it with others.
As always, all of this sounds incredibly cool, but whether any of this will be actual crowd pleasers and somewhat more importantly attract developers back to Microsoft remains to be seen. I for one however, am optimistic.