Microsoft is gearing up to hold a special work-focused press event in New York City next month. The software giant has started sending out press invites to the members of media today for an event that is scheduled to take place on April 17th. The event from Microsoft will include Steelcase, the same company it paired up to envision a Surface-powered office of the future.
The press invite from Microsoft reads “Microsoft & Steelcase invite you to experience new ways to work better, together.” The company is expected to detail its Surface Hub 2S plans at the event. Microsoft first unveiled the Surface Hub 2 last year with a promise of a 2S model in Q2 of 2019. The surface Hub 2 compromises of a giant 50-inch display that works with removable hardware cartridges, allowing owners to upgrade the device in the future. Microsoft is planning to deliver a Surface Hub 2X upgrade cartridge in 2020 that will include new software and the ability to rotate the device.
Microsoft has been planning to create a workspace of the future for quite some time now and with the April 17th event, we are likely to see some of the development that the company has made so far. This could include unique furniture and additional Surface accessories from Steelcase and an idea of when we might see Microsoft’s vision in office spaces.
Microsoft has been upfront in terms of technical developments lately. The company’s latest breakthrough is expected to deliver DNA-based data storages. As more and more data is being created every second, engineers over at Microsoft are looking for ways to maximize the amount of information that can be stored per square foot, in order to avoid filling up planet Earth with data centers.
To develop this theory, Microsoft researchers have teamed up with the University of Washington for a groundbreaking proof-of-concept test. In a new demo, researchers from both entities have successfully encoded the word “hello” into fragments of fabricated DNA–and then turned it back into digital data using a fully automated system.
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