What’s new with Microsoft: October Event Edition
October 3, 2018
This piece is written for the What the Tech?! column, and is the conclusion in a 2-part series of stories covering a Microsoft Event in New York City. To read the preview, click here.
On Oct. 2, Microsoft hosted an event which, to say the least, was named with an understatement. The invitation read, “A Moment of Your Time,” which was true, but definitely does not encapsulate this momentous event. It was an action packed, product-crammed event, where Microsoft reflected on some of their various new “Modern Life” initiatives, and everything revolving around them.
First, let’s discuss what “Modern Life” is. Modern Life is, in Microsoft’s context, the idea of making technology that helps to assist, and, to put it in the words of Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer of Microsoft, technology that “fades into the background” of your life. This bold strategy was aligned with what Microsoft announced with this event. Let’s break it down by category.