Microsoft Windows 8 Beta Unwrapped at MWC
Running on Windows 8
The presentation included touch-screen notebooks and tablets, desktop PCs and an enormous 82-inch wall-mounted touch-screen display made with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Larson-Green logs into Windows 8 on a Samsung tablet to show the new way applications are laid out as icons on the start screen.
Xbox Live App
The Xbox Live application is one of many that will come preinstalled with the operating system, which allows users to connect with friends.
The People application makes it easier for friends to send links and documents to each other, while resizing or moving the screen around for instant messaging.
Windows 8 on a Notebook
Using a Lenovo U300S Ultrabook, Antoine Leblond shows the audience how the "start" screen looks.
A demonstration of the finance app, where Leblond shows that navigation is as easy to do with the mouse as it is with your fingers.
Word and PowerPoint Apps
Here, Leblond demonstrates how the Word app can be docked to one side, while the PowerPoint app can be docked to the other for side-by-side viewing.
A new way of displaying file transfers gives users more information on the process, while the messaging application (on the right) and a list of open apps (on the left) appear.
The landing page for the Windows App store features a "spotlight" section on the left where users can find top apps, new apps and recommended apps.
Windows 8 on the Big Screen
Vice president of Windows planning and ecosystem Michael Angiulo, along with Steven Sinofsky, show off the operating system on an 82-inch touch-screen display with a PC powered by a dual-core AMD processor.