Microsoft Edge Web Summit

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Are you an Intro Computing instructor who moonlights as a web developer? Microsoft announced its second annual Microsoft Edge Web Summit will be held in San Francisco on April 4, 2016. This free event gives developers the opportunity to learn from the engineers who build Microsoft’s Edge browser, rendering engine and developer tools through breakout sessions, Q&As, and workshops. Registration will open soon.

On April 4, the Computing team will be in Orlando for the Cengage Learning Computing Conference. But if you’re on the West Coast, let us know if you’re attending Microsoft’s summit!


Microsoft in 2016

Doug Berger, director of hardware, devices and experiences at Microsoft Research NExT, predicts 2016 will bring the 'successful and large-scale inclusion of specialized compute acceleration in the cloud.' This will enable advancements in bioinformatics, big data workloads and high-performance computing, he wrote.
Cloud connections with quantum computers could enable researchers to find solutions for problems that today's computers cannot solve, said Krysta Svore, senior researcher at Microsoft Research NExT. As an example, she cited the simulation of physical scientific systems to more efficiently create artificial fertilizer.
Hsiao-Wuen Hon, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research Asia, he says he thinks 2016 will be the year Web streaming surpasses TV broadcasting. 'More people in China will watch the Olympics through the Web than through TV,' he said of next year's Rio games.
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As we’re getting ready to say goodbye to 2015 and Microsoft’s year of transition, we’re also trying to look ahead at what we can expect from Microsoft in 2016. Information Week has quite a few ideas of big things that may be on the horizon. We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds from Microsoft’s hardware advances and research gains!

  • Windows 10 upgrades
  • Surface growing in power and popularity
  • Microsoft Wearables improvements including changes for the Microsoft Band 2 fitness band and HoloLens
  • Surface Phone
  • Cloud connections with quantum computers
  • Innovative and improved computer security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health sensors evolving to monitor metabolic rate

Learn more about these Microsoft predictions for 2016.