We’re live in Anaheim for Microsoft’s BUILD 2011 conference and we’re about to hear what the company has to say for its opening day keynote. We’re expecting a lot of details about Windows 8 and we can finally see if Microsoft is doing something to counter the iPad and the threat of tablets.
Windows 8 is supposed to be a full version of Microsoft’s operating system which has a strong multitouch interface and we’re expecting many of the live tiles we’ve seen on Windows 7. The platform is expected to have the full capabilities of previous Windows platforms and it may finally deliver tablets which are fun and easy to use but also powerful.
Of course, it’s going to be tough on that vision, as the iPad has been successful by bringing many elements from a mobile OS to the tablet space.