Computex 2018: Microsoft launches Windows Collaboration Displays, Partner Community and IoT Core Services

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Windows Collaboration Displays

Microsoft has launched a new conference room display called Windows Collaboration Displays, new partner community for intelligent edge, and Windows 10 IoT Core Services. Announced at the Computex 2018 in Taipei, the new devices and program will drive innovation in the digitally connected world.

  • Windows Collaboration Displays

The Windows Collaboration Displays are a new category of Windows 10 devices, which appear to be similar to Microsoft’s Surface Hub offering. Microsoft said that these devices are a non-compute peripheral extending the PC desktop experience to room scale.

Microsoft has partnered with third-party hardware manufacturers including Sharp and Avocor to build these displays. These displays are built for Microsoft 365, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise mobility. There will be sensors on the display which will utilize the Azure IoT spatial intelligence capabilities.

“For Microsoft, it’s more than just screens and devices; it’s about creating services and experiences with technology that support ambitions and aspirations,” said Nick Parker, corporate VP, Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft. “Imagine the devices and experiences we can create with ubiquitous computing, infused with AI and connected to the cloud. This is such an incredible time for the industry.”

  • Partner community for intelligent edge

The new partner community for intelligent edge is aimed at bringing together all its partners to collaborate on technology innovation and achieve shared business goals. Microsoft will enable the members to participate in trainings and community events, as well as in early adopter programs.

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services

The Windows 10 IoT Core Services are for partners (original equipment manufacturers) to commercialize secure IoT devices. The new services are built on Microsoft’s existing Windows 10 IoT Core, which was released in 2015. The IoT Core is used to build smart and connected devices.

IoT Core Services will be a premium offering which will allow partners to manage updates for their apps, operating systems, settings, etc.

Also read: Over half of organizations have now deployed Office 365, while G Suite adoption seems to have slowed to a halt: Bitglass report

Windows Collaboration Displays are expected to be available later this year.

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