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-Dave, September 2013
Last night at the AllThingsD conference, President of Windows/Windows Live Steven Sinofsky gave a hands on look at the next release of Windows - codenamed Windows 8. In his own words this was a “reimaging of Windows”, a “coloring outside the lines” and one of the “biggest change since at least Windows 95.” I’d have to agree! If you have been waiting on Microsoft’s vision for a modern touch operating system this will not disappoint.
The official Microsoft press pass gives a break down of just a few things that were shown yesterday:
You can watch the full video of Steve talking about the next release of Windows here.
After the AllThingsD unveiling by Steve, Corporate Vice President Mike Angiulo, showed a room full of partners more of Windows 8 but running across multiple devices. You can catch the full 30 minute video of what was shown here. This video shows off some more of the new interface, apps as well as Windows8 running across desktops, laptops and slates/tablets.
The Windows Team also released the first in an ongoing video series that is intended to introduce you to the new Windows 8 experience. You can watch the first 4 1/2 minute episode on YouTube here.
Paul Thurott over at WinSuperSite as an insightful analysis of the video you can check out here.
We also announced that the upcoming Developer Conference in Anaheim, California will be called BUILD.
This will be the place where we show our development story and you will want to be part of it! Registration is now open so don’t delay. With some of the biggest changes to Windows in the past decade I imagine this conference is going to sell out fast,