Microsoft this morning sent out ‘save the date’ notes to journalists for an Oct. 25 “celebration” of Windows 8 in New York City. That’s the day before the scheduled debut of the new operating system, the biggest change to Microsoft Windows since the landmark Windows 95 release.
The invite doesn’t specify the venue or the agenda, but it’s likely to include presentations and talks by key Microsoft executives and partners. It’s also expected to serve as the coming out party for Microsoft’s Surface tablet computer, for which the company still hasn’t announced pricing.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in an interview with the Seattle Times over the weekend that he has no doubt Windows 8 will be a success, despite the major changes it will present to longtime Windows users, including a new, tile-based default Start screen.
See our related post for commentary and context on Ballmer’s remarks.