25 March 2020
Microsoft is reportedly holding an event on March 30th and it is not going to be about new Surface products. The event has been specifically scheduled for Microsoft’s future Office 365 plans. This is going to be a digital event, which means an entirely online event due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The event will start at 8 AM PT/11 AM ET on Monday, March 30th.
The exact details of the event are unknown but expect to hear stuff around Office 365 new apps and services. It is likely the announcement will involve consumer subscriptions for Microsoft 365, under a potential “Life” branding. Microsoft has long been rumored for working on Microsoft Teams for Life Personal Edition and it is possible we would finally hear about the same at the event. Teams “for life” has reportedly been designed to make sharing documents, schedules, and other things much easier for friends.
It is reported that we shouldn’t expect to see new Surface hardware. It is true that Microsoft refreshes its Surface portfolio in spring events but this scheduled digital event will purely serve announcements around Office 365 for consumers.
In the light of the pandemic, many major events that were meant to happen in the first half of the year have been canceled in a domino-like effect. Microsoft also canceled its physical developers conference and chose to hold an online-only event for the same. It is possible we would rather get to hear about Surface products and Windows 10-related stuff at the rescheduled developers conference.