But today Microsoft sent out a second, formal invite to journalists, and it's now clear the company is planning big things for its next event.
Microsoft is expected to announce a new range of Surface tablets and laptops on the 2nd October, including Surface Pro tablets with USB-C ports and Snapdragon-powered Surface Gos. It has the Surface logo and what appears to be a shape of a processor. Nadella was absent from the even previous year which largely focused on mild hardware specification boosts. We're expecting to see Surface Book 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Laptop 3 all make an appearance among the announcements.
Both CEO Satya Nadella and Surface head Panos Panay will supposedly be at this year's show, which suggests it could be a big deal. We've also heard rumblings of a Surface speaker. While Panay is always at Surface events, Nadella is only there on occasion.
It might be just a simple coincidence or superstition, but Microsoft has just confirmed that new Surface devices will be revealed on October 2, the same day that the current generation of Surface devices have been unveiled past year. The Next Web speculates that the event could see the launch of a device codenamed Centaurus - a dual screen Surface.
ZDNet has claimed Microsoft plans to discuss new "experiences" for Surface hardware.
Microsoft will be hosting an event in New York City on October 2.