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First look at the next version of Windows

by Brandon on June 3rd, 2011

If anyone still reads this blog, they’ve probably noticed that throughout the last year or more my rate of updates has slowed to a trickle.  There are a number of reasons for that, but the largest reason is that I’ve been “heads-down” working on the most exciting and ambitious project I’ve been a part of since starting at Microsoft.

And as of Wednesday we have finally shared a first glimpse at what we are (for now) calling Windows 8!

Here are three videos from Wednesday:

Jensen Harris’ overview video

Here’s a video of our group’s director of program management, Jensen Harris, giving an overview of some of the new user experience we’ve built.

Steven Sinofsky on-stage at D9

That video was posted just after our division president, Steven Sinofsky, gave an interview and on-stage demo (with VP Julie-Larson Green).

Video here (no embedding available)

Mike Angiulo at Computex

Finally, one of my favorite presenters, Corporate Vice President Mike Angiulo, demonstrates “Windows 8” at partner preview event in Taipei, Taiwan, for COMPUTEX.

5 Comments
  1. Phil Sweet permalink

    Glad to see you back posting…

  2. Janson permalink

    Still on my Reader list 🙂 Looking forward to seeing how well and hopefully visual search is with this UI…

  3. someone permalink

    Are you still working on the Windows 8 traditional shell or this new tiled shell?

  4. I watched the video, but I’m not a big fan of the tiles. I rather just have my normal desktop with shortcuts cause I’m not into that whole application start menu. Hopefully they offer an option to disable that feature in the upcoming windows 8.

  5. @Someone –

    I’ll be able to talk more specifically about what I work on after the Build conference in September 🙂

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