Behind the scenes: Microsoft's preparation for Keynotes

Microsoft put a huge amount of effort into PDC 2008 to ensure it showcased Windows 7 and touch computing at its best.

Now that it's all over we all know about Windows 7, touch computing and where Microsoft is heading. What we didn't see at PDC was how things are prepared for behind the scenes. Sinofsky was likely sipping coffee and using Windows 7 skipping ropes to prepare himself, whilst others were grafting extremely hard.

James Senior, Live Services Evangelist, working at Microsoft UK, has posted an internal time-lapse video of the keynote hall, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, being converted from nothing into the keynote hall and then broken down again. It's an interesting watch for 6 minutes and shows the sheer work that goes into these events that is easy to overlook. James posted the video without any sound but we decided (in true British fashion) to create a video with Benny Hill's theme tune in the background. If it gets too much, hit the mute button. Enjoy.

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