Microsoft Showcases Technologies to Enhance PC Digital Media

Hardware Industry and Microsoft Collaborate to Give People More Options For Enjoying Their Digital Entertainment

Microsoft Corp. today introduced new technologies designed to help the hardware community provide consumers with more options to enjoy digital entertainment on a PC, television or portable media player while reducing the steps it takes to connect consumer electronics devices to the PC. The goal of these new technologies is to enable consumers buy networked media devices, bring them home and use them without having to install additional software on the PC or follow complicated setup instructions.

"Microsoft and the hardware industry are bringing PC and consumer electronics synergy to new heights," said Rick Thompson, vice president of the Extended Windows Platform Group at Microsoft. "The result will be innovative products that easily distribute digital media experiences throughout the home and give people more time to enjoy the media they care about most."

At the 12th annual Windows® Hardware Engineering Conference, Microsoft highlighted five key efforts as part of its commitment to providing the hardware community with the building blocks to advance the PC platform.

News source: Microsoft PressPass

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