Microsoft may reveal new laptop at 2 May event

Thursday, 20 Apr, 2017

So what is Windows Cloud?

A shorter version of that message was also added to the "Known issues" section of the Windows 7 and 8.1 monthly roll-up and security-only updates. The company could use the event to unveil a midrange laptop like the Microsoft Surface CloudBook. Would you be interested in owning the Microsoft Surface CloudBook powered by Windows 10 Cloud?

What type of apps can it run?

Though the company's plans are still under wraps at this time, it is expected that the event will be focused on education. This means there will be no apps like Steam, etc. OneCore is a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) and DDIs (device driver interfaces) that allow developers to target multiple Windows devices-spanning desktops, mobile and IoT hardware-with the same code.

Microsoft has confirmed that only 13 smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile will be eligible to receive the Creators Update, which would begin rolling out on 25 April.

The official upgrade path from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile no longer available. This will give you access to some of the more powerful features and of course: the ability to install Win32 apps from anywhere. The report said that one of the hard things that Microsoft has to deal with is that not a lot of people really care about a Windows smartphone, and that has more to do with the Windows Mobile OS. But Application Guard is not one of the new Windows 10 Creators Update features.

Windows Cloud vs. Chrome OS?

"There's just not much in here", said Matt Kosht, IT director at an Alaskan utility company that uses Windows 10 Enterprise. But most of these apps aren't optimized for laptops which have a major effect on the user-experience. For instance, users can now run Android apps on Chromebooks, and there is far more choice now that convertible and detachable versions of the Chromebook have entered the marketplace. Unlike Apple, Microsoft does not need hardware sales to keep it going.

On top of the Update Advisor app removal, some Windows 10 Mobile users are now saying that the Windows Insider app has lost most of its functionality.

Can you fix Microsoft's mobile woes?

When can I try it out?

If this idea sounds vaguely familiar, it's because Microsoft already tried something like this a few years ago, when it released a Surface RT tablet running what it called Windows RT. It's rumored that the company will be debuting a new kind of PC at its education-focused event on May 2: an low-cost computer created to primarily run apps from the cloud, a device that will finally directly respond the rapid rise of Chromebooks. So, what exactly is this new CloudBook?