CES 2011: Microsoft booth tour

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Neowin is live at CES 2011 all week to bring you the latest in technology news and products. Microsoft has one of the largest and most exciting booths that thousands flock to everyday to see recently unveiled products. With tons of demos from Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, Windows 7 and even the Kinect, there is plenty to see and do at their booth.

I took a tour of the booth today to bring the show floor to you. This year, the focus on the Microsoft booth was the new Xbox 360 Kinect. Microsoft has set up four booths to play Kinect and go head-to-head against a friend or complete stranger.

The booth included a number of devices including laptops from various companies, Zune HD with a black back, cameras, printers, Xbox 360/PC game demos, and Windows Phone 7. Here is a quick clip of some of the events.

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At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.

Quikboy said,
At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.

+1. That looks like a nifty little program. Would love to know more about it

Quikboy said,
At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.


I can look into this further for you tomorrow, when CES opens again.

Quikboy said,
At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.


It looks like a newer version of Windows Media Center to me.

Quikboy said,
At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.


Doesn't really look like a tablet...looks more like a touch-screen PC with some software loaded on to it.

Quikboy said,
At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.

Looks like they are demo'ing their MOSS (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server) products which you can see the black flyers in the picture #24. They probably are running a software with MOSS in the picture #25. That's what I guess.

Quikboy said,
At Picture #25, is that a tablet running a Metro skin (rumored for Win 8) or some OEM layer? It just looks very similar to the Zune software with the back button, tiles, and such.

I wish the public were allowed to browse through all the CES stuff.


I think it's Tribune's Mosaic app for win7 based tablets. it's a news reader thing.

CR2 said,

I think it's Tribune's Mosaic app for win7 based tablets. it's a news reader thing.

Looks like CR2 is right. I digged more about that app and found it and looks same as the screenshot above.

ie9 said,
Well the video wasn't a booth tour, but rather an X-Box/Kinect mini-showcase

Ya, sorry about that. The crowd around the booth was very hectic. It takes a few minutes just to move a few feet.

Tom W said,

Yeah I did, I was in there at 7am before it opened to the general public at 10am.

Good plan. Trying to get through that crowd was insane.

I found getting into the booth difficult...getting out was damn near impossible...but still awesome. lol

Emon said,
picture # 9 .. is the guy sticking his hand up his butt??

Stop looking at ppl's butt! lol and yes def wrong timing