WinHEC 2008 Live Keynote

Steven Sinofsky and Jon DeVaan are just about to kick start WinHEC 2008 with their keynotes.

Both are expected to introduce Windows 7 and show you what it can do, from advancements in core components and architecture to improvements in user interface, device support, graphics, media, and more.

Tune in for further Windows 7 goodness and some focus on the hardware side for Windows 7.

09:18 PST: Just announced 11% minimum better battery life for laptops on DVD playbck with Windows 7. That's around 20 mins extra on any laptop. Some configurations will gain up to 1hr.

09:23 PST: Microsoft understand users are purchasing laptops over desktops and want to do a better job with shutdown times, battery life, performance and low CPU consumption. Microsoft has been testing various laptops and knows they can make the battery life better with Windows 7.

09:25 PST: Demo of 2 Vista machines on shutdown, one with an un-responsive service on shutdown that severely slows the shutdown process.

09:26 PST: MS have listened to feedback on the hardware logo program. Made it a lot simpler, aligns well with what MS wants to achieve with OEMs and system integration. Microsoft wants to simplify the software logo too with a similar system.

09:28 PST: Windows update data shows that 64 bit adoption is over 20% now in the US. Urging everyone to get the right 64bit support especially for drivers.

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