Microsoft is in Shenzhen, China this week for their WinHEC 2016 conference and today they announced a new partnership with Intel. With Project Evo, Microsoft is keen to bring new Microsoft + Intel innovations across advanced security, artificial intelligence and Cortana, mixed reality, and gaming.
Windows has always been about deep partnerships that marry the best innovation across hardware, software, and services to provide our customers with ground-breaking experiences and great device choices. One of our most important partners making this possible is Intel, and today, I’m thrilled to announce our latest collaboration, codenamed “Project Evo.”
In future, you will be soon be able to call up Cortana to play your favorite song or ask a question right from across the room.
Mixed reality will be made possible even on the affordable of the PC’s and head mounted displays (HMDs) that blend the physical and virtual realities in ways that no other platform can.
Windows Hello will be de-facto standard for Biometric Authentication and more.
Through this collaboration, devices of the future will leverage Microsoft and Intel innovations including:
- Far-field speech communications so you can ask Cortana a question or play a song from across the room.
- The latest security capabilities to protect devices from malware and hacking threats, advances in biometric authentication with Windows Hello, sophisticated insights from Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph, additional world-class security intelligence, and analytics from Intel.
- Mixed reality experiences for everyone through affordable PCs and head mounted displays (HMDs) that blend the physical and virtual realities in ways that no other platform can.
- Gaming innovations like eSports, game broadcasting and support for 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG), spatial audio, and Xbox controllers with native Bluetooth.
Microsoft will extend these experiences to hundreds of millions of PC and HMD customers and raise the bar for what’s possible with Windows PCs.
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