Microsoft offers a glimpse into the future of productivity

October 28, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

Microsoft has posted an awesome new concept video with some ubercool new interfaces that could be here in five to ten years, estimates Kurt DelBene, President, Microsoft Office Division.

That sounds a bit conservative. “All of the ideas in the video are based on real technology,” he said. “Some of the capabilities, such as speech recognition, real time collaboration, and data visualization, already exist today. Others are not yet available in specific products, but represent active research and development happening at Microsoft and other companies.”

“Other companies” — hmm, some of the concepts look a bit like Nokia’s visionary Morph concept tech (see the video at the bottom of this post and our 2010 news item).

Added: Nov 9, 2011 — A contrarian rant