We've joked about this site going into berserker mode for this week, and there is a good reason for that. Microsoft is set to kickoff a rather momentous launch tomorrow on Tuesday, October 6 in New York City.
Microsoft has done press events before, but never like this one. Indeed, this day is very similar to the type of event Apple holds yearly to announce new iPhones and updates to their Mac products line. In fact, this is the first time, to our knowledge, that Microsoft has managed to line up so much of their hardware for a single launch.
In preparation for Tuesday, we're compiling an FAQ on what you need to know!
When is the Microsoft event?
Tuesday, October 6 in New York City
What time is it?
10 am Eastern (7 am PDT; 2 pm GMT; 7:30 pm in India). You can click this handy link to find the time for your specific timezone!
How long is it?
No time has been set, but we expect it to be at least 90 minutes.
Can we watch it live online via streaming?
Yes! You can watch it online here at Windows Central in our live blog embed or at http://microsoft.com/october2015event. You can also use the Xbox Live Events interactive app aka XLEi on your Xbox One.
Will Windows Central be in New York too?
Yes! Myself (Editor in chief Daniel Rubino) and Mark Guim (videographer, writer) will be in the audience with the rest of the media.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We'll also get hands-on with the new devices after the event and have meetings setup. Meanwhile, our crack team of staff will be posting news related to the event all day.
Are you doing a live blog?
Yes! You can find the placeholder page here windowscentral.com/windows-10-devices-nyc-live. We'll have the embed for the Microsoft stream, our live blog and a community chat room for you to hang out in during the event. Bookmark it!
Where can I find all of your news on this event for that day?
Glad you asked! Right here: windowscentral.com/windows10devices-2015 Bookmark it and share!
What is Microsoft announcing?
Of course, Microsoft is just saying Windows 10 devices but due to all the leaks, we have a pretty good idea of what is coming. I have already written an extensive 'what to expect' article with full details found here:
However, for brevity, this is what we think is coming:
- Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones
- Windows 10 Mobile updates and availability
- Surface Pro 4
- New larger Surface device at 14-inches
- Microsoft Band 2
- New accessories: Treasure Tag, new Skype speaker, etc.
- Surprise announcement – Possibly related to HoloLens
- Windows 10 – Next iteration of the OS; Windows 10 on Xbox One, new apps
Cool, where can we talk more about this stuff?
If you can't wait until Tuesday jump into our forums where people are debating, discussing and predicting what Microsoft will do! Everything from the pricing of the Lumia 950 to the effectiveness of the new iris scanner and what the Surface Pro 4 should look like are being talked about. Jump in!
- Microsoft Lumia 950 (Talkman)
- Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Cityman)
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Microsoft Surface 14-inch
- Microsoft Band 2
- Microsoft HoloLens
All you need to know topic and news pages
Where can I get that cool wallpaper in the lead photo?
Needless to say, we will be super busy on Tuesday, and we're super excited to see what Microsoft reveals. Remember to bookmark and share these various pages with others and we'll see you Tuesday morning live from New York!