Windows & Interoperability: Scenes from Microsoft's Big Windows 7 Show in NYC

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-10-22 Print this article Print
Scenes from Microsoft's Big Windows 7 Show in NYC

Scenes from Microsoft's Big Windows 7 Show in NYC

NEW YORK—Microsoft launched Windows 7, its new operating system, in a high-profile event in New York Oct. 22. Headlined by CEO Steve Ballmer and even featuring an appearance by Kylie, the 5-year-old who stars in many television spots in Microsoft's latest ad campaign, the event was designed to show Windows 7 as having a simple, understandable interface that allows the user to carry out networking and multimedia functions with ease. As part of the presentation, Microsoft ushered media and guests into a special exhibit area where many PCs, including laptops and desktops with touch-screen functionality, were on display. The hope for Microsoft and many of its partners is that the release of Windows 7 will spark an increase in PC sales.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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