Citing a "source at Microsoft," Silicon Alley Insider is reporting that Microsoft plans on showing off Windows 8 in just a few short months. Insider's Matt Rosoff notes that Microsoft's fiscal year wraps up in June, so it just might make sense to demo the upcoming OS on a tablet to whet investor appetites for the coming year.
About the Demo
The demo could include a look at a concept tablet interface for Windows 8 inspired by Windows Phone 7's tiled Metro UI. Microsoft certainly needs to show something more finger-friendly -- if you've used Windows 7 on a tablet or watch hands-on videos, you've probably noticed that its interface doesn't provide an amazing touchscreen experience.