Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky to demo Windows 8 at D9 conference

By Tom Warren, on 23rd May 11 7:02 pm with 22 Comments

Steven Sinofsky at CES 2011

Microsoft’s Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, is due to appear at the upcoming D9 conference.

The software giant confirmed Sinofsky’s appearance on Monday. Sinofsky will appear at All Things Digital D9 conference. A source, familiar with Microsoft’s plans, has informed WinRumors that Microsoft is planning to demo its Windows 8 Tablet UI at D9. Microsoft has a habit of introducing new technologies at the Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital Conference, which will run from May 31 to June 2 this year. Bill Gates introduced Microsoft’s Surface computer in 2007 and the company demonstrated Windows 7 multitouch in 2008. Microsoft will show a “technology preview” of its Windows 8 Tablet experience at the conference next week.

Microsoft may introduce Windows 8 ARM based tablets ahead of a full desktop release according to reports. Microsoft’s competitive tablet strategy is believed to be further along than expected. Dell’s recently leaked Tablet Roadmap revealed that the OEM has marked Q1 2012 as its date for a Windows 8 based slate. WinRumors understands that Microsoft has been working on an ARM based version of Windows for nearly a year and that it is laboring hard to bring this to the market as soon as possible. Microsoft has previously promised a “major revamp” of Windows for slate applications, that will come in the next version, Windows 8.

Microsoft has so far been extremely quiet on the Windows 8 front. Windows Chief, Steven Sinofsky, took to the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January to introduce a technology preview of Microsoft’s Windows ARM support and show off an early build of Windows 8. Microsoft is partnering with ARM-based manufactures NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments to produce new Tablet devices. Rumors suggest that Microsoft will create a dual-UI for Windows 8. A tile-based user interface codenamed “Mosh” will reportedly be included.

Steve Ballmer has described the next release of Windows as the company’s “riskiest product bet”. It is understood that Microsoft will feature deep cloud integration into the future OS to realise its vision of “three screens and a cloud”. One Microsoft employee recently said he believes Windows 8 will be the “most important Windows ever shipped.”

  • Isaac Barrett

    I can’t wait!   

  • Alessandro Grua

    I am so exited! :D I can’t wait for Windows 8!

  • George S

     Sweet! At least it means more 8 news.

  • Anonymous

    Microsoft really has so many people excited for Windows 8. I know I am and Im happy to see so many others are as well. I hope they deliver on this because if it ends up anywhere even close to what WP7 was like, I think they can do some real damage! Which would be a nice change from the “innovators” in Cupertino.

  • Mark

    This is make or break time for the company. I really hope Sinofsky pulls it off. If this is just W7 with a warmed over Metro UI, or isn’t shipping until late next year, then MS is in serious trouble. 

    • Thedlinktv

      Your right, I hoep Microsoft has everything in order, no bugs, crashes, because this is it, if Windows 8 doesn’t come out as a ”big band,” heads will be turning towards Mac OSX Lion. But I am really excited about Windows 8, did you know it was the most searched name on Bing and Google for 4 months straight? Wow 

    • Pond Scum

      >>Your[sic] right, I hoep[sic] Microsoft has everything in order, no bugs, crashes, because this is it

      Wow, no program, let alone an operating system, has ever lived up to such a standard.  You must be very disappointed with every program you have ever used.

    • Anonymous

      LOL! Mac OS X is the most overrated product in history. OS X still can’t manage an 8% market share. Nobody is turning to OS X, no matter what happens with Windows 8, especially as long as Apple’s OS is tethered to their ridiculously expensive hardware.

  • Anonymous

    amazing! Sinofsky is simply amazing, thats why windows 8 will be really good. i cant wait to see him showing it.  

  • Anonymous

     He looks gay.

    • Guest

      Who cares?

    • Anonymous

      And you’re acting like a homophobe. 

    • Anonymous

      It was no meant to insult anyone. But yeah whatever.

    • Mitch Foster

      There are two things I absolutely hate in life… People who are intolerant of other peoples’ culters, and the Dutch

    • Dutchman

      Hey I don’t know what Jarrichvdv said, but the dutch aren’t that bad!

    • Wourelia

      Why hate the Dutch? There’s no reason to.

    • Anonymous

      If you’ve played through Poral 2, you know why

  • Anonymous

    I hope that Microsoft is showing off products that will be available within 6 months.  That’s always Microsoft’s problem with these shows.  Show it off, wait a year…

  • GP007

    I sorta believe this, MS will probably get a stripped down Win8 ARM tablet edition out before the rest of the x86 big desktop/laptop versions are done.  The tablet just needs the new UI and some other pieces, like the marketplace for apps.  So the odds of it being done before the “big windows” version are high IMO.

  • TryllZ

    1st guyz shy cant we keep it to the subject at hand, stop pin-pointing at each other…its KO, W8 is on every ones see-wish list…i think they can blow th ecompetition especially after what they have done with Mango for WP7..go M$…kill em all…!!

  • sca2pula

    Do we know a day or time for when he’ll be interviewed?

  • killerbyte

    Its Here, Official Windows 8 Demo.