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Microsoft's Windows 10 Keynote

Join Fast Company's Harry McCracken and Mark Wilson at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on Wednesday, January 21, 2014 for live coverage of Microsoft's Windows 10 keynote. The event, held at the company's Redmond, WA campus, will detail plans for Windows on PCs, phones, and other devices, and will feature appearances by CEO Satya Nadella and other executives.

Good morning! Windows 8. It was 
a revolutionary design...and a market flop. But Microsoft didn’t decide to right its wrongs with Windows 9. Nope. This was a big problem that needed a big solution. So instead, they skipped right to the double-dog-dare of operating systems. Instead, they skipped straight to Windows 10.

Today, Fast Company’s technology editor Harry McCracken is in Redmond, WA, as Microsoft unveils Windows 10 for the first--err, second--time. What will it look like after months of revision? How will it work? What's the big sell to consumers? That’s what we’re about to find out.

Join us today, January 21st, at 9am PST to follow this liveblog on the event. And if you’d like to watch things unfold for yourself, Microsoft is hosting a livestream of the press conference here.

UPDATE: Microsoft has announced some big news. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade (for a year) for Windows 7 and 8 users. Windows apps will now run on the Xbox. And there's a new, 84-inch interactive screen they've launched called the Surface Hub that allows realtime whiteboarding over the internet. 

But the biggest surprise is that there's a new platform they're working on called the HoloLens, which is an augmented reality headset that paints virtual objects in your field of view. Microsoft has now responded to the Oculus Rift and the Magic Leap.