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Wednesday
Apr202016

Wired Wednesday

At the Annual Networking Reception – Future of Work, Microsoft Corp. provided a demo of the latest software that they are introducing to support work and improve efficiency.  The links below are to show you what was demonstrated. 

There were two highlights that stood out for me.  The Windows Continuum links a Microsoft phone with a monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse.  Your phone becomes your computer.  The software is full featured and looks exactly like it does when running on a regular computer.  The other was the Microsoft Band 2, which allows you to receive messages and even respond to them from a wearable device.  Wearables are becoming more popular and will definitely be part of the future of work. 

 

Windows Continuum

  • We will have a Windows 950, Microsoft Display Dock, display to let the attendees see how to use a phone the same way you can use a laptop. 
  • Connect your Lumia 950 to a Microsoft Display Dock and use it with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. Office apps and Outlook scale up to create a big screen-optimized work environment that makes you more productive. It's a PC-like experience that's powered by your phone.

Windows 10

  • Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 demo
  • Surface Book: Portable clipboard; Creative canvas

Cortana

  • Cortana is an amazing digital assistant
  • Edge browser
  • Markup webpages on a live webpage (Inking)
  • Wireless Adapter on a display
  • Inking to take notes
  • Surface Dock/Display

Office 365

  • New, productive features of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Live collaboration
  • OneNote
  • OneNote Class Notebooks
  • Sway
  • Skype for Business
  • Office Mix
  • Yammer

Mobile Demo of Microsoft Band 2

  • How it can be used to be more productive

-Dr. Larry Cozzens 

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