Microsoft Press Event | CNET

Microsoft Press Event

Microsoft unveils a new version of Office.

  • Aiiden 7/16/2012 6:45:05 PM
    im exited
  • Kent German 7/16/2012 6:45:39 PM
    Hi, everyone. Welcome to CNET's live blog for Microsoft's press event in San Francisco.
  • James Martin 7/16/2012 6:45:52 PM
  • Jason Parker 7/16/2012 6:45:55 PM
    Hello everyone. Happy upbeat music as we wait for the event to start.
  • itechie 7/16/2012 6:46:07 PM
    Is there going to be a live stream or just a blog?
  • Kent German 7/16/2012 6:46:20 PM
    We're about 15 minutes way from starting so please stay with us to see what Microsoft has to tell us.
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:46:42 PM
    A live stream of the event will be available here.
  • David Hamilton 7/16/2012 6:46:59 PM
    We're going to have a live stream here as well. Looks like it might be starting now.
  • James Martin 7/16/2012 6:47:15 PM

    1 billion users worldwide

  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:47:37 PM
    Microsoft flashing some stats up on screen: 56% of people send their first e-mail before they get into the office.
  • Kent German 7/16/2012 6:47:38 PM
    Josh Lowensohn, Jason Parker, and James Martin are at the event to bring us the news.
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:48:05 PM
    Office being their office, not Microsoft's Office. Though wouldn't that be funny?
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:48:47 PM
    We've got both a tablet and a laptop up on stage for demos by the way.
  • James Martin 7/16/2012 6:48:55 PM
  • Aiiden 7/16/2012 6:50:06 PM
    does it saw lost signal for everyone?
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:50:15 PM
    "7 in 10 college students believe it is unnecessary to be in the office regularly" says another. I am dubious of that source.
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:50:27 PM
    60% of devices are used for both work and personal purposes, Microsoft says in another slide.
  • David Hamilton 7/16/2012 6:50:29 PM
    Sorry, folks. Our video people are working on the live stream.
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:51:45 PM
    More than 1 billion people using MSFT Office, says another slide says. "Office users could wrap the earth 32 times."

    "Office users could fill Londons Olympic Stadium 12.5K times"
  • James Martin 7/16/2012 6:52:05 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:52:52 PM
    And just a few more minutes to go here everyone. Room looks like it's completely full though.
  • Eric Scott 7/16/2012 6:53:12 PM
    Like Microsoft, release it before they are ready. Deal with glitches and bugs later.
  • Jason Parker 7/16/2012 6:53:28 PM
    There are only a couple more people trickling in...
  • Mohammad Hadi Atiq Bangash 7/16/2012 6:54:35 PM
    @Josh Lowensohn Nobody would want to miss out on the chance of Microsoft doing something
  • Pat 7/16/2012 6:55:41 PM
    Any eta on the live stream or will it only start working when the presentation kicks off?
  • James Martin 7/16/2012 6:57:02 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 7/16/2012 6:57:22 PM
    We got a schedule ahead of the show that says the press conference itself is only slated to run about 45 minutes.
  • David Hamilton 7/16/2012 6:59:03 PM
    Folks: Stay tuned on our live stream. We plan to have it up when the event starts.
  • Amber Largent 7/16/2012 6:59:47 PM
    Is it just me or have they been late for the last few announcements?
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