The event started with Steve Ballmer getting onto the stage started to talk about the Cloud, then moved onto talking about Windows and that “Windows is the heart and soul of Microsoft”.
Then talking about the hardware and showing everything from the first mouse from 1884, The keyboard from 1994 the Surface in 2007 and kinect for Xbox 360 in 2010……
Steve comes back and the screen behind him shows the old 1984 mouse.
“we wanted to give Windows 8 its own hardware innovation. It’s something new, something different, it’s a whole new family of computing devices from MS.”
And the announcement is…. A Surface based tablet from Microsoft!
That is potentially really really cool!
You can read more about the device here at Microsoft.