Summary: Microsoft is consolidating teams in Office, Windows, Surface and Perceptive Pixel to work on a unified digital inking strategy and set of technologies.
Whatever Microsoft ends up announcing on May 20 -- whether the long-rumored Surface Mini and/or one or more Intel-based Surface devices
-- the pen is expected to play a key role.
Microsoft already supports digital ink and digitizing pens with its Surface Pro devices. According to various sources, the expected ARM-based Surface Mini will be optimized to work with a pen
, as well.