The first demonstration of Windows 8 is bound to have been a bittersweet moment for many.
Those that remember the first sneak peek at Windows 7, undoubtedly also recall a similar feeling. Back in May 2008, Microsoft demoed the new multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7, giving a taste of the platform’s Natural User Interface (NUI) evolution.
The Windows 7 front remained quiet until later that year, when Steven Sinofsky, president, Microsoft Windows and Windows Live Division started sharing additional details of the upcoming operating system.
In case you weren’t paying attention, something similar happened at CES 2011, with the announcement of support for System on a Chip (SoC) architectures with the next version of Windows.