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Microsoft Lets Us Peek Through the Curtains With Windows 8

posted Saturday Jun 4, 2011 by Jon Wurm

Microsoft Lets Us Peek Through the Curtains With Windows 8

In an keynote at the D9 Conference Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky gave us a quick look through the glass of Windows 8. The user interface certainly seems to resemble Windows Phone 7 and will support touchscreen capabilities, as you would expect. A demonstration given by Sinofsky in the following video shows us that Windows 8 actually runs concurrently with Windows 7, giving you the ability to use the traditional interface and the new interface together, separately and at the same time. I could try to describe it here but Sinofsky does a way better job than I could.

I will say this, though. Even just getting this little peek is exciting but one of the things I'm most excited about comes from a development standpoint. Windows 8 is being designed for desktops, laptops and tablets alike. Imagine being able to develop an app in an awesome IDE like Visual Studio and you only have to do it once because you will know how the app will behave across all Windows devices. What a concept.

Don't take my word for it. Check out Sinofsky's demonstration below.

Currently there is no word on when we can expect to see this on devices, so for now we'll just have to hold our breath and break out the Prozac. Who's excited to see some more? Let us know by leaving your creative responses below.

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