Windows 8

BUILD Windows keynote address best way to see Windows 8

The best way to get a good feel for Windows 8 is by viewing the opening keynote address.

As I am sure you have noticed, the BUILD Windows conference has generated a significant amount of new information about Microsoft Windows 8. And, while BUILD is really designed as a conference for application developers, there is plenty of information for potential users of Windows 8 to glean from what goes on there.

One of the best ways to get a good feel for what Windows 8 is and what Microsoft wants Windows 8 to be is by viewing the opening keynote address. The primary presenter, Steven Sinofsky, does a good job of showing what Windows 8 is all about.


I am installing Windows 8 on a test machine right now, and I will share some screenshots very soon, but until then, here are some other resources you might want to check out:


Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.


Windows 8 looks interesting, but it looks too much like they want to forgo real applications for web pages, which do not do a thing for me. I do not care for web pages or HTAs as a replacement for more powerful real applications. I would never purchase an "application" that would be either a web page or an HTA.


Did I miss the part about running MS Office 20xx on the platform? The OS platform looks great. So much integration and ease of use. Now we just have to wait a year for the product to be available to the masses. But the dev platform may be fun to explore.

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