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Microsoft Quietly Releases ‘Surface Book 2’ Model: Report

However, the Windows-maker would still continue to offer the existing dual-core 7th Gen base model of the "Surface Book 2" laptop at a discounted price of $1,299

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

Microsoft has quietly introduced a new version of its 13-inch “Surface Book 2” base model with Intels latest 8th Gen quad-core i5 processor, priced at $1,499.

The refreshed “Surface Book 2” model comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

“Microsoft has quietly launched this new model today, following rumours the company was planning to refresh the ‘Surface Book 2’,” The Verge reported on Sunday.

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However, the Windows-maker would still continue to offer the existing dual-core 7th Gen base model of the “Surface Book 2” laptop at a discounted price of $1,299.

The software giant discreetly released this new laptop version ahead of its “Surface Event” that is scheduled to take place in New York City on April 17.

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The company is expected to detail pricing and availability for its interactive white-board “Surface Hub 2” and associated accessories, the report added. (IANS)

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Microsoft Joins Hands with Eros Now to Develop Next-generation Online Video Platform

The collaboration would help Eros transform not only how it delivers streaming services to its consumers but also to reimagine the offerings it can provide

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Over-the-top (OTT) video platform Eros Now on Thursday joined hands with Microsoft to build a next-generation online video platform on the latter”s cloud computing service “Azure”.

“The online video market has brought a paradigm shift in the way technology is used and will be used to enhance the customer journey and user experience. We at Eros Now have been the earliest movers in the adoption of technology which is a core strength of the brand,” Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO-Eros Digital, said in a statement.

Using Microsoft Azure and Azure Media Services, Eros would develop a new, intuitive online video platform that would provide seamless delivery of content for its consumers across geographies and languages, supported by a robust infrastructure including Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN).

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

“By using our combined expertise across technology and media, we have an opportunity to build on that foundation and re-imagine entertainment for the rapidly growing audience of digitally-connected consumers in India,” added Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft.

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The collaboration would help Eros transform not only how it delivers streaming services to its consumers but also to reimagine the offerings it can provide.

“India is one of the fastest-growing digital entertainment and media markets worldwide, driven by the growth in online video content. AI and intelligent cloud tools will be the next drivers of the media business and will impact everything from content creation to consumer experience,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. (IANS)