I’m heading to Redmond next week for Microsoft’s Windows 10 consumer event, but anyone can watch the main presentation from the comfort of their own web browser as Microsoft will be live-streaming the event. Here’s what you need to know to watch as it all unfolds.
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET
Where: Windows 10: The Next Chapter
If you miss the live event, Microsoft will also be offering it later on-demand.
“We’re pretty excited about this event and to be able to talk about what’s next for Windows 10,” a Microsoft representative notes. “You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer* as well as our CEO Satya Nadella!”
While I’ve already discussed some of my thoughts about Windows 10 in What to Expect from Windows 10 in 2015, here are a couple of notes about this event specifically:
Follow me on Twitter for color commentary. I’ll be live-tweeting from the event from my Twitter feed instead of taking notes as I usually do. (I did the same thing for the October Windows 10 event.)
The live event is just the tip of the iceberg. Beyond the hour-or-so-long live event you’ll be watching online, Microsoft will provide me and many other journalists and bloggers with more in-depth looks at what’s happening over several hours on Wednesday. So stay tuned to this site for regular updates about Windows 10 in general and write-ups from the event.
Live from Redmond: Windows Weekly. Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I will be recording a live edition of our Windows Weekly podcast from the Microsoft campus the day of the event. You can watch this live on the TWiT live stream on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:00-6:00 pm PT/7:00-10:00 ET. And if you miss the live show, it will of course be available soon thereafter on TWiT, on the Windows Weekly channel on YouTube, and elsewhere. And I will of course post the show to this site as well.
I’m pretty excited about next week. See you in Redmond.
* Phil Spencer isn’t part of the Windows organization: He’s Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, so clearly Microsoft intends to talk about gaming—perhaps Windows gaming, perhaps some Windows/Xbox gaming integration—at the event. Interesting!
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