White Microsoft Band popular with MS execs, shows up again at WPC

Laurent Giret

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner conference is still underway today, and the company just wrapped up its Day 2 introducing keynote. While the presentation was all about how Microsoft can help its partners and customers embrace digital transformation, something interesting happened when Corporate Vice President for Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Medhi was on stage to talk about new Enterprise subscription options for Windows 10 and Surface for Business: the exec was spotted with what looks like a white Microsoft Band on its arm, you can have a look at the wearable device on the screenshot below.

Yusuf Medhi wearing a white Microsoft Band at WPC 2016.
Yusuf Medhi wearing a white Microsoft Band at WPC 2016.

This is actually not the first time that we have seen a Microsoft exec sporting a Microsoft Band look-alike with a white wristband: Surface VP Panos Panay has been seen wearing a similar device during a live-streamed tour of the company’s Surface Lab two weeks ago, and as the exec quickly hid the wearable with his sleeve many assumed that Panay could have mistakenly leaked the rumored Microsoft Band 3.

However, that doesn’t seem to be the case according to a tweet from ZDNet reporter Mary-Jo Foley:

According to Foley, this is just your standard Microsoft Band 2 in a new color exclusive to Microsoft employees. Still, this is our clearest look at the new color so far and this white wristband definitely looks nice. We’ll definitely like it if the rumoured Microsoft Band 3 comes in more colourful packages, but in the meantime let us remind you that you can still get interesting discounts on the Microsoft Band 2 on both the US Microsoft Store and Amazon. Let us know in the comments if you think of the Microsoft Band 2 looks great in white.