Even when it’s a Microsoft developer event, like BUILD 2017 that’s going on right now, Apple manages to find its way into the mix.
Microsoft is hosting its biggest developers conference right now, with BUILD 2017 officially kicking off yesterday.
Microsoft teamed up with Harman Kardon last year, in an effort to bring smart speakers to the world which would feature Cortana, the digital personal assistant that would help users “get things done.”
Microsoft Unveils 13.5-inch Surface Laptop For Students Running Windows 10 S; Prices Start from $999
Microsoft today announced its latest Surface laptop aimed at students: the Microsoft Surface Laptop. Building on the Surface Book released by the Redmond company previously, the new Surface Laptop will also take on Apple’s MacBook Air lineup.
Microsoft has been releasing its Surface (and Surface Pro) tablet for a few years now, with plenty of changes and improvements delivered along the way.
Earlier in February, Microsoft rolled out support for the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar in Office 2016, but only for those in the Insider Program.
When Apple unveiled its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup late last year, it demoed Microsoft’s Office suite of applications taking advantage of the Touch Bar on the laptops. Now, a few months later since the stage demo, Microsoft has released updated versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype, and PowerPoint to members of its Office Insider program with support for the Touch Bar.
Over the years, Apple has led in the “premium devices” category, because Apple has predominantly sold devices only in this category — with even the 11-inch MacBook Air landing in the “$900 or more” range.