CES 2012 Microsoft Keynote - Completed

It's a sad sight to see, Microsoft stepping away from one of the largest technology expos in the world, and we'll be covering their last announcments live. It's not clear what they're going to talk about, but stay tuned to find out.

Neowin Live - This event has concluded

01:42 Brad Sams Welcome to this Neowin.net live event. Coverage will begin shortly.
01:43 Brad Sams We are here to live blog and provide images from tonights event
01:44 Brad Sams
02:09 Owen Williams We got a hold of the Microsoft keynote video before the announcement! http://www.neowin.net/news/mic...-video-leaks-ahead-of-event
02:27 Owen Williams We're still waiting here.... but it's not overly exciting now that we know whats happening
02:30 Owen Williams Intro video playing to show off CES 2012. Ke$ha rocking the background music...
02:31 Owen Williams Just some CES announcements now. Woohoo.
02:31 Owen Williams You can watch the live feed here, if you like. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/ces/liveevent.aspx
02:32 Owen Williams Bit of reminiscing about Bill Gates speaking back at the very first CES.
02:33 Owen Williams Wow, not avoiding the awkwardness with Microsoft leaving at all
02:34 Owen Williams "Microsoft is taking a break" - that's different from what we're hearing. It's only a PAUSE
02:35 Owen Williams The CES guy offers "gratitude and goodwill" to Microsoft.
02:35 Owen Williams And now it's Microsofts turn.
02:35 Owen Williams Steve Ballmer on stage!
02:36 Owen Williams They made a scrapbook for Microsoft!
02:36 Owen Williams This is... very strange
02:36 Owen Williams And... heres a video
02:37 Owen Williams It's running through Microsoft over the years, as a remix. Cute.
02:38 Owen Williams This is actually really cool. It's like, a song made up of Bill Gates and others speaking.
02:38 Owen Williams Ryan Seacrest on stage...
02:39 Owen Williams Ryan partners with Microsoft and Bing... and has done so for year.
02:39 Owen Williams Apparently Microsoft is very surprising to him.
02:40 Owen Williams Apparently this is a "conversational" presentational.
02:40 Brad Sams
02:40 Owen Williams Er... presentation
02:40 Owen Williams And Steve Ballmer is back
02:41 Owen Williams Ryan: "What should we expect from you tonight?"
02:41 Owen Williams Ballmer: "Great products, our future"
02:41 Brad Sams
02:41 Owen Williams Ballmer: "You'll see our fast, fluid, dynamic Metro interface".... ummm
02:41 Owen Williams Ryan: "When you said Metro you looked at me a strange way!"
02:42 Brad Sams
02:42 Owen Williams Ballmer: "I'm excited about where we are, I think we have a unique, beneficial experience"
02:42 Owen Williams "They all connect to the internet, email... social networks, blah blah blah"
02:43 Owen Williams "What we've done with windows phone is do it better than those others (the ones with icons...)"
02:43 Owen Williams "Windows Phone is the first phone that puts people first"
02:44 Owen Williams "Oh, I missed a call from Bill Gates!"
02:44 Owen Williams "It's about what's important to YOU, not what we think is important to you"
02:44 Owen Williams There's a really cool "live tile" display behind them
02:44 Brad Sams
02:44 Owen Williams The picture below is Ballmer's WP7 device
02:45 Owen Williams Derek Snyder coming on stage...
02:45 Owen Williams He's going to show off Windows Phone again.
02:45 Owen Williams Synder: "whatever phone you're looking for, they're all running the same great software"
02:45 Brad Sams
02:46 Owen Williams This is all just Windows Phone marketing guff again.
02:46 Owen Williams Talking about the people hub.
02:46 Owen Williams We've seen this before, its nothing new.
02:46 Owen Williams This guy has a few missed calls on his phone...
02:47 Brad Sams
02:47 Owen Williams Bagging on iMessage and BBM, apparently Facebook chat is better
02:48 Owen Williams Talking about WP7 messaging.
02:48 Brad Sams
02:48 Owen Williams No secret messages about Joe Belfiore though, disappointing.
02:49 Owen Williams That voice demo didn't go great...
02:49 Owen Williams He tried saying "sounds great" to the phone and it typed "Sound."
02:50 Owen Williams Looking at some apps. We've seen this all before.
02:50 Brad Sams
02:50 Owen Williams Bing demo. Yep...
02:51 Owen Williams Showing off what you can eat and drink here.
02:51 Owen Williams This is making us hungry!
02:51 Owen Williams They're having a bit of trouble pulling in data here.
02:52 Owen Williams "When i go ahead and clack this" (not a typo)
02:52 Owen Williams OK, demo is over. "It's all about putting people first"
02:52 Owen Williams Back to Ryan and Ballmer.
02:52 Owen Williams "Whats going on with your hardware partners?"
02:53 Brad Sams
02:53 Owen Williams Nokia is about to launch in the USA
02:53 Owen Williams Other partners have great Windows Phones too.
02:53 Owen Williams You'll be able to get unlocked in stores soon.
02:54 Owen Williams It's the Nokia Lumia 900 on stage!
02:54 Owen Williams We've got full coverage of the Lumia 900 here: http://www.neowin.net/news/nok...ing-to-att-exclusively-soon
02:54 Owen Williams And the HTC Titan II is on stage too.
02:55 Brad Sams
02:55 Owen Williams So nothing too new so far. Microsoft's partners stole the show.
02:56 Owen Williams Windows PC's up next.
02:56 Owen Williams Background is back to Metro now.
02:56 Owen Williams Ballmer: "NOTHING better than good competition"
02:57 Brad Sams
02:57 Owen Williams 1.3 billion PC's in use around the world. Not a small number!
02:57 Owen Williams Ballmer: "People don't want to compromise on anything they have today. They want the best of what they have and the best of what they want"
02:57 Owen Williams "With Windows 8, we've re-imagined Windows"
02:58 Owen Williams Windows 8 demo coming up.
02:58 Owen Williams "Great work from OEMs/ISV's for form factors"
02:59 Owen Williams Oh! I saw this content on our front page...
02:59 Owen Williams Microsoft has taken up dubstep for this one!
02:59 Owen Williams Showing off the laptop models the partners have been working on"
03:00 Owen Williams Wub wub wub wub wub
03:00 Owen Williams Oh yes, it's more dubstep!
03:00 Owen Williams Tami Reller coming onto stage for Windows 8
03:00 Owen Williams "Chief Marketing officer"
03:00 Owen Williams "I love PC's!"
03:00 Owen Williams Here we go...
03:01 Owen Williams Windows 8 talk
03:01 Owen Williams We started the Windows 8 journey at CES
03:01 Owen Williams "Windows 8 is a new way of thinking about your PC"
03:01 Owen Williams "Windows 8 is designed to deliver a no compromise experience"
03:01 Brad Sams
03:01 Owen Williams Oh look! Some Windows 8(?) PC's on stage
03:02 Owen Williams Here we go
03:02 Owen Williams The lock screen of Windows 8 is on screen
03:02 Owen Williams Showing off picture password
03:03 Owen Williams And this... isn't the developer preview? At least the background is a different color.
03:03 Owen Williams "Windows 8 is designed to work with touch"
03:03 Brad Sams
03:04 Owen Williams Talking about charms...
03:04 Owen Williams "They're just a gesture away"
03:04 Owen Williams Opening a gesture app
03:04 Owen Williams The finger painting app is up!
03:05 Owen Williams Long Zheng spotted a Windows calling app on the Windows 8 back tiles http://www.istartedsomething.c...e-phone-calling-capability/
03:05 Owen Williams This tablet has an i5!
03:05 Owen Williams It's the developer tablet... come on
03:05 Owen Williams Samsung Series 7 tablet running Windows 8
03:06 Owen Williams Oh! The Windows Store
03:06 Brad Sams
03:06 Owen Williams Apps are what power the store....
03:06 Owen Williams Windows store is the source for free/trial/purchasable apps
03:06 Owen Williams Ebay app in store. US today too....
03:07 Owen Williams Cut the rope HTML5 being shown off on the store. Just $1.49
03:07 Owen Williams We're going to get a demo of HTML5 cut the rope.
03:07 Brad Sams
03:08 Owen Williams She won! Hooray! Clapping ensues...
03:08 Owen Williams Windows store opens in late Feb!
03:09 Owen Williams Businesses can use Windows store to install on enterprise machines.
03:09 Owen Williams "Symantic zoom"
03:09 Owen Williams You can zoom out on apps! Nice!
03:09 Owen Williams You can zoom out on apps! Nice!
03:10 Owen Williams That's really good, actually. After a few months most users have MILLIONS of apps
03:10 Brad Sams
03:10 Owen Williams Reiterating the Windows 8 keyboard support. We know you haven't ditched us yet, Microsoft.
03:11 Owen Williams Showing off apps working together now.
03:11 Owen Williams Apps can opt-in to receive info from other applications
03:11 Brad Sams
03:11 Owen Williams Swipe to the charms, hit share.
03:11 Brad Sams
03:12 Owen Williams Use an app to send emails. OK... that's expected behavior, but it seems to need an app
03:12 Owen Williams Oh look, the desktop on ARM!
03:12 Owen Williams Oh look, word sucks still
03:13 Owen Williams The start menu is all black now. Definitely a new build.
03:14 Owen Williams Zooming on a website. Neat.
03:14 Owen Williams It's actually smooth! The first demo that actually works.
03:14 Owen Williams Showing off the browser. No chrome!
03:14 Owen Williams Oh look! HTML5 support
03:15 Owen Williams Beta.... late feb
03:16 Owen Williams That's nice and vague, as per normal!
03:16 Owen Williams And now we're on to ultrabooks again.
03:16 Owen Williams It's getting tiring hearing about these.
03:16 Owen Williams Wait, I have that Samsung Series 9. Isn't that old?
03:17 Owen Williams "Windows 7 today, Windows 8 tomorrow"
03:17 Owen Williams There's just nothing new here today.
03:18 Owen Williams 7 new copies of Windows 7 licensed every second.
03:18 Owen Williams 500 million Windows 7 pcs
03:18 Owen Williams All Windows 7 machines will work with Windows 8
03:19 Owen Williams "The tweet choir" on stage.
03:19 Brad Sams
03:20 Owen Williams This is just painful. Be glad you can't hear this.
03:22 Owen Williams OK... well that just happened
03:22 Owen Williams Moving onto Xbox now. Looking forward to hearing more we've already heard...
03:23 Owen Williams We have over 66 million Xbox users.
03:23 Owen Williams They're talking about the Xbox coming into the home as an entertainment hub more lately
03:24 Owen Williams "Did I expect the Xbox ten years ago? No."
03:24 Owen Williams Oh, look... here's another Xbox demo
03:24 Brad Sams
03:25 Owen Williams We've shipped 18 million Kinects!
03:25 Owen Williams @aarongreenberg: It's official over 66M Xbox 360 consoles sold and over 40M Xbox LIVE members.
03:25 Owen Williams Sorry, had to get that tweet - missed the numbers!
03:25 Owen Williams Hey, its the metro Xbox dash again.
03:26 Owen Williams Another voice demo
03:26 Owen Williams It's going OK so far, it's just Xbox demos we've already seen.
03:27 Owen Williams "Xbox: Bing harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2" worked
03:27 Owen Williams "I'm a total trekker"
03:27 Owen Williams This guy loves Star Trek!
03:28 Owen Williams Search by actor, neat.
03:28 Owen Williams Demo is going very well
03:28 Owen Williams He just resumed watching a movie from last night.
03:28 Owen Williams All these great services only work on American xboxes.
03:29 Owen Williams Some Windows Phone integration being shown with his Windows Phone
03:29 Owen Williams Uh oh... the phone won;t conncet
03:29 Owen Williams Finally worked... showing the football game
03:29 Owen Williams He can get the score up from his phone, neat.
03:30 Owen Williams Dance Centrals in the disk tray, hope he plays it!
03:30 Owen Williams Verizon FIOS being shown off now.
03:31 Owen Williams A partnership with News Corporation to bring other content
03:31 Owen Williams Xbox fox app coming soon, family guy and more to come.
03:31 Owen Williams Glee on demand! Hooray!
03:31 Owen Williams Just what I want on my Xbox! The WSJ.
03:31 Brad Sams
03:32 Owen Williams "What comes next?"
03:32 Owen Williams "We're working with the worlds best brands to get the best experiences"
03:32 Owen Williams These guys don't want to release a new Xbox do they? Milking it.
03:32 Owen Williams W'ere going to watch Kinect Sesame street TV
03:33 Owen Williams You can interact with the TV show. Neat.
03:33 Owen Williams I'll keep this in mind next time I'm watching sesame street.
03:33 Owen Williams They bought a kid with them!
03:34 Owen Williams Running commentary of the show... oh dear
03:34 Owen Williams He spilt his coconuts!
03:34 Owen Williams They want the young girl to throw a coconut to the TV show, that's really cool.
03:34 Owen Williams He's freaking out. He wants his coconuts.
03:35 Owen Williams Kinect lets you literally throw the character on the other end a coconut. Cool way for kids to interact with the tv show.
03:36 Owen Williams It even detects how hard you throw it. Cool.
03:36 Owen Williams This is "two way TV"
03:36 Owen Williams More demos.
03:37 Owen Williams They just got into the sesame street world. That works impressively
03:37 Owen Williams It's like a green screen but... without the green screen.
03:37 Owen Williams This is something new, very very cool.
03:38 Brad Sams
03:38 Owen Williams Back to Ballmer and Seacrest.
03:38 Owen Williams A demo of kinect.
03:39 Owen Williams Talking on possibilities with Kinect.
03:39 Owen Williams "What's next for Kinect?"
03:39 Owen Williams "We asked the world."
03:39 Owen Williams Kinect is coming to Windows on Feb 1st!
03:40 Owen Williams Talking about other products....
03:40 Owen Williams Microsoft Sync. 9 million cars soon.
03:40 Owen Williams Office 2010 "shot through the roof" and is the fastest selling
03:40 Owen Williams Office365 in the cloud, "stunning success rate"
03:43 Owen Williams What's next?
03:43 Owen Williams METRO METRO METRO
03:43 Owen Williams WINDOWS WINDOWS WINDOWS
03:44 Owen Williams We're done here! Kinect for Windows preorder up! http://www.neowin.net/news/kin...now-available-for-pre-order
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