In a now mostly deleted web page, Bruce Kyle, ISV Architect Evangelist for Microsoft Corporation notes that Windows 8 will support “7” to 70” screens” and “Multiple Monitors & projectors “
The specific mention of 70 inch screens and projectors, and the rapid removal of the post suggests to me there may be something special for projectors in Windows 8, the most obvious being native Kinect integration in the OS, allowing the OS to be controlled from a distance hands-free.
The future of computing is here and On September 13th at //build/ in Anaheim, CA we will be taking a look at what the future holds as we discuss the details of Windows 8.
Windows 8 represents the reimagining of Windows, redefining the platform from end to end – all the way up from the metal to the user experience and new touch centric apps. Windows 8 brings not only the full power of Windows but also the Windows ecosystem to deliver the most exciting new platform on the market:
- Spanning Intel and ARM
- 7” to 70” screens, touch or keyboard
- Touch-centric and desktop apps
- Multiple Monitors & projectors
- Myriad of devices from printers to multiple storage options
- Support for all the most important apps that people use today.
There is not another product on the market that comes close to this.
The //build/ conference is the second in a series of Windows 8 disclosures. The first was on June 1 during simultaneous announcements at the “All things Digital” conference in California, Computex conference in Taipei and via an Online Video which was released on the same day and also posted on the Windows 8 Blog. The second will be //build/ at which we will control and direct the continuing conversation by revealing important facts about Windows 8 and release early bits to attendees. The third main event in the series of disclosures will be the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. That will also mark the beginning of broader events and more proactive evangelism and communications from Microsoft.
Gaining a good understanding of Windows 8 will be critical for all of us to conduct important conversations with our customers about the great potential of the new platform. Please plan to view the streamed keynote addresses of both//build/ event keynotes:
- Steven Sinofsky on September 13 at 9 AM PDT
- Satya Nadella and Jason Zander on September 14 at 9 AM PDT
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation