Thursday, February 2, 2017

Microsoft Gives Windows Device Makers Their 2017 Marching Orders

According to ZDNet's very own Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft has some pretty specific ideas about what it wants its hardware partners to build for holiday 2017.

On the PC front, Microsoft wants its OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and ODMs (original design manufacturers) to make more Windows 10 detachables, convertibles, and ultraslims. They also are advising their partners to make devices and peripherals that highlight the "hero experiences" of Windows 10 involving Cortana, Windows Hello authentication, and Windows Ink. And another wish-list topper: Microsoft is looking for more Windows 10 PCs that can power mixed-reality peripherals and that are ready for gamers and "media fanatics."