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4:00: ’s  Yusuf Mehdi has taken the stage to kick us off, with an anecdotal story about the application of Microsoft tech in his home. You know, the usual stuff.

3:58: It looks like Panos Panay, Microsoft devices team lead, is in the house. Things are getting underway now…

3:50: Unfortunately, there’s nothing about this space’s furniture or style that’s a giveaway as to what’s going to be shown today. However, it looks awfully similar to Microsoft’s dedicated space at which we saw the Surface Go for the first time.

3:46 ET: We’ve managed to find a seat here in Microsoft’s NYC event space. Just moments now until the festivities begin!

*Editor’s Note: all times are listed in Eastern time zone.

Microsoft Surface October 2018 event

In mere minutes, Microsoft is expected to pull the curtain back on a number of refreshed Surface devices. Namely, we’re expecting to see 2018 updates in the form of a new Surface Pro 5 (or 6 … or numberless), a Surface Laptop 2 and a Surface Studio 2.

We’re also anticipating Microsoft opening the floodgates for Windows 10 2018 Update downloads at the same time, considering how the Insider Preview build is officially RTM (ready to manufacture) and 2 is technically a ‘Patch Tuesday’ for Microsoft, when updates to Windows 10 generally occur.

Since Microsoft is not streaming this event, we’re going to bring the news to you the ‘old-fashioned’ way: with a . Yours truly will be in attendance, bringing you the details, insights and photos from the keynote’s proceedings.

Be sure to have this page open come 4pm ET (1pm PT; 9pm BST), which is when the keynote kicks off in New York City, for all of the latest regarding Microsoft Surface. And, if you arrive a little early, we’ll have some early queueing photos and hot takes for you to enjoy. See you then!

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