Windows 8 Consumer Preview press event videos online

Unless you were living under a rock on Wednesday, you likely know that Microsoft held a press event that day in Barcelona, Spain to help launch the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8. Microsoft, for some reason, decided not to webcast the event but now you can download the entire 90 minute video presentation via Microsoft's news site.

The video shows Microsoft Windows head man Steven Sinofsky, as well as others, on stage showing off a number of the features in the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8, some of which were demoed on a massive 82 inch touch screen. Microsoft also has broken up the video into a few parts for those of you who don't want to download the entire presentation.

Microsoft has also posted up a few YouTube videos to help promote the Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch. One is a short video introducing Windows 8 but there's also a longer video that goes into more detail on the many features of the Consumer Preview, which you can check out above. Finally, there's a YouTube video that spotlights the Metro app winners of the Windows Store First App contest, all of which can be downloaded for free from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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The above video hekped me a lot to understand "How to get around" with Win 8 for the PC. I feel that this version of windows cannot just be used by people who have used windows previously it needs to be "LEARNED". Which means you cannot form an idea of what windows 8 is like until you have used it extensively ....... and that means not hours, but days or weeks.
I also am from the days of MSDOS and did not like windows 3.0 at the time, but I used it and became familiar with it so much so that I taught my kids how to use it .......now a days they know more than me, but I feel that I can learn to use windows 8.
Everyone goes on about their perception that windows 8 is only for tablets, but after reviewing the video I feel that they are completely WRONG.
With using the tiles there is a slider at the bottom of the screen that can be used to flit through the programs (now called apps.)
I would say to anyone that has hit a bump in the road of learning to keep going and not give in so easily.

Finally can put a face to the guy who **** ** Windows. They have got so worried about their poor performance in the tablet/phone market that they tried to make one thing do it all. But in doing that they forgot what made Windows and why people use it (still). There are some great ideas in 8, but just so poorly implemented... Fact is if it is more effort, or less functional then why do it.

Microsoft don't really care if you get windows 8 on your desktop and laptops as far as widows 7 is selling like crazy what they want is for hp dell and acer etc to get into the tablet market with real operating system. i still cant spend my money on ipads but i can spend cash getting a device with windows 8.

Ok, I got it!!!! Jensen Harris doesn't have PC or Desktop so he manage designing of Windows 8 to run best on tablets with fingers instead of Keyboard and mouse.

Fail, Fail, Fail... What is it? My PC my Laptop doesn't have touch how do you want me to experience damn metro on my PC, huh? maybe mouse/Keyboard you say but mouse/keyboard for desktop/PC not touch.

veternan said,
Ok, I got it!!!! Jensen Harris doesn't have PC or Desktop so he manage designing of Windows 8 to run best on tablets with fingers instead of Keyboard and mouse.

Fail, Fail, Fail... What is it? My PC my Laptop doesn't have touch how do you want me to experience damn metro on my PC, huh? maybe mouse/Keyboard you say but mouse/keyboard for desktop/PC not touch.


its not fail dude... learn how to use it. i havent used this one but it seem easy to use. there is 2 ie cause some people who needs flash can use the desktop ie and those who dont can use the metro ie.

benalvino said,

its not fail dude... learn how to use it. i havent used this one but it seem easy to use. there is 2 ie cause some people who needs flash can use the desktop ie and those who dont can use the metro ie.

Ok, you learn then teach me!!
I'm a PC user from MS-Dos era, I experienced all Microsoft OS. Windows 8 idea is cool but raw as raw meat and hugely need to cook!! Metro came from Windows phone and ARM to PC Windows and x86 and it doesn't merge well to traditional x86 Windows.

When I saw Jensen Harris explained about metro I felt it's a mobile he is using not a PC, so welcome to the mobile world.

veternan said,

Ok, you learn then teach me!!
I'm a PC user from MS-Dos era, I experienced all Microsoft OS. Windows 8 idea is cool but raw as raw meat and hugely need to cook!! Metro came from Windows phone and ARM to PC Windows and x86 and it doesn't merge well to traditional x86 Windows.

When I saw Jensen Harris explained about metro I felt it's a mobile he is using not a PC, so welcome to the mobile world.

you don't like change... people also complain about office when its the easiest thing i've used. from the video i've watch its easy to carry out task. the track pad will help and you can even navigate with your eye... windows 8 is for all device man and there is no prob if you stick with windows 7. microsoft want to bring out a tablet platform a market they need badly and windows 7 is doing well. IT professionals may stick with windows 7 but i see alot of ipads these days and ms wants that market. i believe with service pack they might bring a lil bit of skydrive to windows 7 but am gonna get use to windows 8 and enjoy the best of both worlds. ms wants you to buy a tablet as your next pc while you stick with windows 7 on your desktop.

Chica Ami said,
The future of the web is really plugin free. People should forget about Adobe Flash plugin. Who needs flash because the future is Java. =D

haha!

Chica Ami said,
The future of the web is really plugin free. People should forget about Adobe Flash plugin. Who needs flash because the future is Java. =D

Mean java script?

Chica Ami said,
The future of the web is really plugin free. People should forget about Adobe Flash plugin. Who needs flash because the future is Java. =D

300 billion devices use Java lol.

So glad I got to watch the entire presentation. It was wierd, I had already run the Dev Preview as my primary OS for a couple months, and then when I put the Cons. Preview back on I was lost in the madness for a day or so. After I slept on it, I am really starting to like it. Makes me really want the 2nd Ultrabook with a touch screen.

I was staring at the home screen, when I got an instant notification bell going off. I minute went by and then the "mail" program, NOT the IM program popped up all on its own. MS wasn't kidding when they said that the OS was solid, but the apps were in their infancy.