Combining Win10, UWP, OneDrive, Continuum, ARM and Intel in one productive demo.

Updated on 27 September 2015

I demonstrated an interesting setup at an event in Germany this week. It’s a PowerPoint presentation created on an Intel Compute Stick. It’s updated to Windows 10 and running Office Mobile. OneDrive keeps multiple devices in sync and Miracast is used for the presentation. I’ve reproduced the demo in a video below.

Two 'PCs' and a wireless receiver.

Two ‘PCs’ and a wireless receiver.

The Powerpoint app also runs on an Ultrabook and gets updated live after editing on the Compute Stick. I then take a Windows 10 Mobile Lumia (a cheap one) and cast the same file, using the same Windows 10 app, to a big screen. It’s a complex demo but it’s a really interesting one because it shows that you can indeed get productive with a low-end Atom-based stick using Windows 10 Universal apps. It also shows what is going to be possible with Windows 10 Mobile phones when Continuum is available. You might not need the PC at all!

Miracast is used for the wireless display from the phone but with Continuum-enabled phones you’ll also get HDMI or DisplayPort over a USB-C connector. You could also substitute the phone for a pen-enabled tablet if you wanted to annotate. Again, Miracast would be possible if you wanted untethered use.

Universal Apps, cloud-sync and Continuum are going to enable some interesting usage models. Watch the video and let me know your thoughts below.

Devices used:

  • Intel Compute Stick upgraded to Windows 10 (€120)
  • Logitec K400 wireless USB keyboard with trackpad (€30)
  • Actiontec Screenbeam Pro updated to V1.3.4.0 firmware (€60)
  • Lumia 830 running Windows 10 (beta) (€250)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint Mobile. Free.
  • OneDrive cloud-based storage. Free.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. ImaPC says:

    That’s pretty awesome. Thanks for that Chippy

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