Currently waiting for call time for the Microsoft shuttle for the global launch of Windows 8. We are being handed out briefing kits for the new features.
Here's our schedule for today. We flew in last night with Jonica Pena of Microsoft Philippines. The launch event happens at 3PM, which is many hours ahead of the New York launch. This is due to the fact that it is a holiday in Singapore tomorrow. So, yes Asia gets the scoop first.
We are now at Esplanade for the Windows 8 launch. Exciting!
There are 2 parts to the event. We are now at the Experience Zone for the hands on before the actual press conference.
Windows 8 via HDMI cable. Program hasn't started. Everyone is hanging around the experience zone.
ACER Aspire S7 391 on Windows 8
Program Begins (in many languages)
Picture Password Feature: Hand gestures that the computer memorized from a photo to unlock the tablet
Overview of Windows 8 UI
Gorgeous Photo Gallery app that links Flickr, Facebook, and the home gallery of your computers
Full desktop mode (the "traditional" Windows is integrated also) for old timers like me ;)
Solid integration of Facebook and Twitter with Windows 8
Beautiful Lenovo Tablet
Lenovo's all in one retails for about PHP 66k
Christian Bautista in the house!
There you go. Christian Bautista for Windows 8. He's helping showcase the music section.
More detailed video of Picture Password
Taking the XBOX brand to Windows8 tomorrow on the 26th.
And now a word from Christian Bautista (who plays Mass Effect 3)
Tracy Fellows, head of Microsoft Asia Pacific giving a "keynote"
Samsung All in One PC Series 7
Toshiba REGZA LX830