Watch this article for our live blogging of Bill Gates keynote from the Bloghaus
- Just starting….
- boring CEA CEO intro
- Bill Gates into’d, video intro
- Can’t hear him… all better now
- Digital decade…history overview of their tech, handhelds, auto pcs…all showing their leadership
- His last keynote…middle of July moving to foundation
- Funny video montage of Bill and his friends looking at Bill’s last day at MSFT. Showing him working out embracing life in a new way. singing..rapping…auditioning…trying for a veep spot…hilarious.
- back to Bill…
- Next Digital decade about connecting people…run on the cloud, tv, car, pc, etc
- three elements of connecting
- projection displays, avideo and quality of rendering
- devices will be connected to offer it up, services, organizing memories across devices
- Power of the user interface…touch on windows pc’, the iPhone, etc. Pen and ink, tablet pc, come together to offer the complete experience.
- Vista 100 million users
- New form factor devices like ultra mobiles
- Windows mobile
- Windows Live- tour of Live. Mika Kramer ( I did a podcast with her )
- giving a tour of Windows Live Hotmail
- Photo Gallery
- Live Spaces
- so far just an overview of what they are currently doing
- demoing Surface
- a touch application called freeride on Surface
- talking about Silverlight
- Olympics broadband MSFT technology partner with NBC
- Robbie Bach on stage…VP of Entertainment and Media
- Xbox 17.7 million consoles sold
- Xbox live trmendous growth
- abc and disney bring shows via xbox Live
- Media Center extender – Samsung introducing new extender
- Mediaroom , dvr anywhere
- BT telecom set top box fox xbox for ip tv
- Zune – want to build the next social experience
- Zune social tour, see what your friends are currently doing with music, their favorites, and buying music based on what your friends are doing… the full circle
- car demo with Sync ( Ford
- Zune syncs to the car..Windows mobile data synced to car
- System upgrade to Sync..911 auto call when airbag deploys…update to Sync
- Windows Mobile 20 Million phones..outsells iPhone, Blackberry
- TellMe Demo ( voiced based search and purchasing over Windows Mobile) – Searching Movies because they spoke it, searching based on GPS. Pretty cool… she bought tickets for a friend and had it sent to her friends phone automagically
- Best positioned to deliver connected entertainment
- Bill demoing Guitar Hero…rocking out
- Over….nothing new really…glad I stayed at the Bloghaus
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