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.

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