Microsoft’s May 2 event is now just a couple of weeks away and while little is known about the detailed agenda, one thing that can be interpreted is that Microsoft’s push towards the cloud will continue and Surface devices could be the best vehicle to do so.
The event scheduled on May 2 has an education theme and that is an indication that Microsoft would certainly unveil both hardware and software. The question is whether Microsoft sticks to the traditional educational tablets and laptops that have been selling like hot cakes a couple of years back or will it bring to the table something new that no one has.
Google has progressed a lot in this field with its Chrome OS that is a particularly light operating system and offers a range of features and apps that are run in the cloud. To counter this, Windows 10 Cloud, which has already been confirmed by multiple trustworthy sources earlier this year, is the way forward for Microsoft.
Those who have seen Windows 10 Cloud claim it is a stripped down version of Windows 10 that can run on average hardware thereby keeping the costs down. Microsoft has been pushing the cloud agenda ever since Satya Nadella took over the reins of the company. Microsoft’s productivity apps are all on the cloud making it easier for anyone to use them from any device they own. The one thing that is working against Microsoft as of now is the prices of its Surface hardware.
Microsoft has been focusing on top-notch hardware ever since it released Surface range of hardware including Surface tablets, Surface Pro tablets and Surface Book laptops. The hurdle to mass adoption has been prices. To counter this Microsoft needs to use mediocre hardware, but than Windows 10 could be the issue. That’s where Windows 10 Cloud comes in and saves the day for Microsoft and that’s one reason we strongly believe Windows 10 Cloud will power all future Surface devices.