Well, it’s an exciting time to work at Microsoft, with so many cool things unfolding before us. As you could imagine, there are lots of questions around the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8”. I look forward to the next disclosure at the BUILD conference in September – so at the moment, that’s what we have to wait for. You can NOT make any full conclusions yet – this was just a little peek. For now, refer to these “Windows 8” resources, the only definitive statements that have been made from Microsoft:

  • Demonstration video on YouTube (Building "Windows 8" - Video #1) – high quality online or download the mp4 (right click to save).
  • Ecosystem demonstration featuring prototype hardware – video online.
  • All Things D video presentation – video online (from D9 event, content controlled by All Things Digital, not full copy of event)
  • Press release – “Microsoft Previews ‘Windows 8"’”
  • BUILD conference – for developers this is where to learn more and sign up.
  • Article by Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president, Windows Experience

I see lots of questions and unmerited deduction occurring. Stay tuned! The story is still unfolding, and we just got the opening cover pulled back to the Windows 8 story. See you at the BUILD conference!