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I figure I should go ahead and make this post: IAMA Microsoft Windows Intern who is working with and on what has just been released, I find all of your responses really interesting, and I must say, I am really excited to see your responses when the next version of Windows is released and fully disclosed. I cannot really say too much more, due to my NDA, but I have to say that you guys are going to really love what is to come. Hold on with your faith!

I am a Program Manager in Windows Developer Experience, for reference, it is a really cool program and I encourage anyone who is in college and interested in software to explore their opportunities as well!

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Me Gusta. All you guys complaining, dod you even watch the whole video? It seems like this is just built on top of a normal OS, so you can use this just for quick reference and go back to your OS for actual work.
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Dude, stop sugarcoating anything, IT IS ALREADY happening.
I don't see your point? I'm not sugarcoating anything. While this is IN development, it isn't DONE yet. They will have to make tweaks if they want to keep all their current users happy.

I can see their end goal being more user friendly, but it really comes off like a big gimmick. I don't sit at a home screen. I use programs, run games, and don't need a big touch screen to make dirty with fingerprints everyday.
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I figure I should go ahead and make this post: IAMA Microsoft Windows Intern who is working with and on what has just been released, I find all of your responses really interesting, and I must say, I am really excited to see your responses when the next version of Windows is released and fully disclosed. I cannot really say too much more, due to my NDA, but I have to say that you guys are going to really love what is to come. Hold on with your faith!

I am a Program Manager in Windows Developer Experience, for reference, it is a really cool program and I encourage anyone who is in college and interested in software to explore their opportunities as well!

Subscribing to hear more of your thoughts.
New version as in Windows 9, or new version as in new build of Windows 8?
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New version as in Windows 9, or new version as in new build of Windows 8?
The next version of Windows does not yet have a formal external name.
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Oh no, my eyes!
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/me grabs can of aerosol and lighter.
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The next version of Windows does not yet have a formal external name.
What about a formal internal name?
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I figure I should go ahead and make this post: IAMA Microsoft Windows Intern who is working with and on what has just been released, I find all of your responses really interesting, and I must say, I am really excited to see your responses when the next version of Windows is released and fully disclosed. I cannot really say too much more, due to my NDA, but I have to say that you guys are going to really love what is to come. Hold on with your faith!

I am a Program Manager in Windows Developer Experience, for reference, it is a really cool program and I encourage anyone who is in college and interested in software to explore their opportunities as well!

Subscribing to hear more of your thoughts.
Awesome! Looks good to me. Honestly have been picturing something like this in my head for a while now. Looks like microsoft made it a reality. Best way to tie tables and regular computers together.

Can't wait to give it a go
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That looks so much like my WP7... "We pooled ideas"... Er don't you mean we just copied the WP7 layout and polished it a bit? :/

When he ran Excel you could see the traditional desktop. I am going to assume that you can turn this "Start" screen on/off as you please.
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