Windows 10 was Microsoft’s most important product launch of the year. It shored up the desktop platform, it introduced a new approach to delivering and updating the operating system, and it created the opportunity for Windows to be everywhere.
But you will shocked to know that Window 10 is not Not Microsoft’s Most Interesting 2015 Product. The most interesting products were the HoloLens augmented reality headset and the Surface Book hybrid laptop.
Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully untethered, holographic computer, enabling high-definition holograms to integrate with your world. Cost of Microsoft HoloLens be approx $3,000(AU$4,150, £2,000). Among the most interesting, HoloLens will be able to let you view and interact with work projects such as assembling 3D models, play games like Minecraft, video chat with hologram versions of Skype contacts, and even watch live content.
Not to be a historic historical boorish bore, but I believe that it is fair to say that Microsoft’s Surface line of devices has improved over time. With the Surface Book, Microsoft managed to leverage that expensive, paid-for knowledge and build something compelling out of the gate.
Surface Book hybrid laptop
In practice, the Surface Book is a solid device. It has minor quirks, like the keys seeming a bit squishy, and the need to be powered-on to remove the screen. But on the whole, it does what Microsoft claimed it would.
That Microsoft would debut a new device, and not merely a fresh iteration of something it already released is notable. It effectively ends the argument that the company should, or would get out of hardware. You don’t go around building whole-cloth creations when you are undergoing a strategy retreat.