Microsoft Windows 8 event

Microsoft officially pulls the curtain back on Windows 8

  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:00:03 PM
    Ballmer says that the way your Microsoft account will connect your computers to your "stuff" is "magical"
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:00:31 PM
    Windows 8 PCs are the "best PCs ever," he says.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:00:32 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:01:05 PM
    The lineup is "diverse and stunning," and is just a small sample of what's to come, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:01:28 PM
    All of these designs will "transform what you know and experience today into something quite new and wonderful," he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:01:38 PM
    Ballmer laying it on thick, but I guess that's his job.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:01:52 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:01:52 PM
    Ballmer gestures at the PCs on stage and describes them as a "small sample" of what's available, but that's also because OEMs have no idea what people will glom on to.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:02:42 PM
    With Windows 8, we've brought together the best of worlds - PC and tablet, and work and play - he says.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:02:49 PM
    "Windows 8 will make it fun to do nothing"
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:02:56 PM
    Ballmer talks up the use of touch for Windows 8. There's a "HUGE" variety for you to choose from. Everybody should be able to find their perfect PC, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:02:59 PM
    Our partners have come up with incredible new designs, he says.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:03:12 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:03:19 PM
    The new designs are PCs, tablets, some of them flip, some dock, some covert or attach, he noted.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:03:37 PM
    You can do anything with a Windows 8 device, he says.
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 4:03:41 PM
    Ballmer is talking up how the devices are both PCs and tablets. He's really talking about a new form factor, one that hasn't existed before.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:04:07 PM
    Microsoft created Office 2013 with Windows 8 in mind. They share the same look and feel.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:04:23 PM
    There's that "magical" line again.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:04:38 PM
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 4:04:39 PM
    That hybrid form factor that Ballmer is pitching will only take hold if consumers gravitate to it. That's one of the big challenges for Microsoft as it moves forward with Windows 8.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:04:42 PM
    Windows 8 needed a "first class" search experience, so Microsoft built one for it, he says.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:04:43 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:05:07 PM
    Ballmer talks about "BingApps" or apps that work with its search engine.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:05:20 PM
    The apps include news, photography, maps, etc.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:06:24 PM
    Ballmer is doing a better job of the presentation that we just sat through.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:06:43 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:06:51 PM
    Ballmer talking about Outlook.com and SkyDrive.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:07:13 PM
    Skype on Windows 8: "effortless, immersive, designed to be always on"
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:07:59 PM
    If you own an Xbox, you can pair your Windows 8 device with it though a "SmartGlass" device.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:08:14 PM
    Waiting to hear an explanation of the difference between Xbox Games, Videos, and Music apps from the non-Xbox ones. Not holding my breath...
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:08:16 PM
    Internet Explorer 10 is perfect for touch, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:08:30 PM
    Ballmer makes a third reference to "magical." That buzzword needs to be retired by everyone in the tech industry.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:09:04 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:09:36 PM
    Linking things with Windows Phone now. That platform is designed to work the same.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:09:51 PM
    Microsoft is bridging the mobile and PC world with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:09:55 PM
    Xbox Music, Video and Games launching with Windows 8.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:10:06 PM
    Ballmer teases more details on Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 4:10:13 PM
    "We can't wait to show the world how we've reinvented the smartphone around YOU"
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 4:10:20 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 4:10:21 PM
    There are 670M Windows PCs waiting to be upgraded, he says.
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