You can now watch Microsoft's Surface and AI event (Update)

Surface Laptop Studio in display mode
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What you need to know

  • Microsoft will host a special event on September 21, 2023 that will focus on Surface devices and AI.
  • The Surface Laptop Studio 2, Surface Laptop Go 3, Surface Go 4, and a new Surface Hub 2S are expected to be unveiled at the event.
  • Microsoft will not live stream the event, but we will cover news as it happens.
  • Update September 21, 2023: A recording of the event is now available on Microsoft's website.

Update September 21, 2023 at 1 PM ET: Microsoft shared a recording of the presentation on its website

Each fall, Microsoft holds a Surface event to showcase its new hardware and make other announcements. This year is no exception, as the tech giant will hold a special Surface and AI event on September 21, 2023 at 10 AM ET.

This year's event is the first to not feature Panos Panay, who was in charge of Windows Client and Surface until recently. Panay announced that he would move on from his role as Microsoft's EVP of Experiences & Devices and leave the company earlier this week. Reports indicate that he is on the way to Amazon, so it makes sense that he will not be on stage at Microsoft's Surface and AI event.

Unfortunately for those who want to tune in live, Microsoft will not provide a live stream for the event. But that doesn't mean you'll miss out on breaking news and all of the announcements throughout the event. We'll cover all of the news right as it happens.

While much is already known about the event, Microsoft has a track record of slipping in some surprise announcements. An internal memo from Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi alluded to the expected AI announcements, but even in that memo Mehdi decided to "keep the news of this event confidential."

Microsoft will publish a recording of the presentation at 1 PM ET, which is a couple of hours after the event wraps up. I'll add that video to this article or link to Microsoft's page depending on the format of the video.

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  • Steve78UK
    You say its not available to watch but this page seems to suggest it will be a watchable livestream:
  • y2whisper
    Steve78UK said:
    You say its not available to watch but this page seems to suggest it will be a watchable livestream:
    As per the article that is video that gets posted after the event is done.
  • joshcsmith13
    I'm sorry, but Brett Ostrum is no Panos when it comes to presentation. :( It kind of mirrors the new philosophy from Microsoft - less excitement; more money.