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Video highlights from CES and Steve Ballmer’s 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opening keynote

Wow, what a fantastic way to open the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show last night!  How about those demos of  Surface 2.0, Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Avatar Kinect, Windows 7 PCs, “Next version of Windows” on ARM, and so much more?  Plus, dig you catch the 8 MILLION Kinect devices sold statistic?  Wait, what do you mean you missed these?  Oh no, you mean you didn’t get to see all of these great things live last night?  No worries!  Here is a collection of some videos from the 2011 CES opening that you can view right from your home, office, or wherever you are reading this from, including the full keynote at the bottom.  Enjoy!

Microsoft at CES 2011: Momentum Overview (1:57)
2010 was a year filled with new products from Microsoft. Take a look at the latest updates from Kinect for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7, as well as a peek at what’s to come from Microsoft, as shared by Steve Ballmer in the CES 2011 keynote.
Focus on Xbox Numbers (1:59)
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses the Xbox LIVE community and gives an overview of Kinect and Xbox 360 sales figures at 2011 International CES in Las Vegas.
7 Things About Windows Phone 7 (8:17)
Liz Sloan from the Windows Phone team shows off the latest features of Windows Phone 7 at 2011 International CES in Las Vegas.
Surface 2.0 Demo (3:10)
Mike Angiulo from Windows engineering talks about the latest innovations to the Microsoft Surface platform, which responds to touch, natural hand gestures and real-world objects placed on the display, in Las Vegas.
Avatar Kinect (1:12)
Coming this spring, with Avatar Kinect, you can hang out with up to seven friends in creative themed environments, from talk-show sets to a tailgate party, and capture animated videos you can share online. Avatar Kinect captures your facial expressions and voice, bringing your avatar to life! Whether it’s friends getting together to chat or social networkers engaging followers, Avatar Kinect opens up a new world of social interactivity.
Xbox, 2010 Year in Review (1:38)
Xbox video shown at CES 2011
Hands-Free Zune Experiences (3:32)
Ron Forbes of Xbox demos the latest hands-free Zune experiences at 2011 International CES in Las Vegas.
Welcome to CES 2011 (1:29)
Check out the video gallery for behind-the-scenes video reports from the CES floor featuring interviews and product spotlights.
Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface (1:40)
Learn more about the next generation of Surface, Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, featuring new technology that gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras. Samsung SUR40 also features key hardware and software advancements that were largely informed by feedback from users around the world.
ESPN on Xbox Live (00:53)
ESPN on Xbox LIVE delivers more than 3,500 live, global sporting events a year from, including college basketball, college football, MLB, NBA, international soccer and more. Enjoy features like HD and on-demand programming, out-of-market games, and access to clips and highlights from, refreshed daily.
Entire 2011 CES Keynote Address with Steve Ballmer (58:57)
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s opening keynote address at 2011 CES on Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.

As I mentioned in my How to watch the Steve Ballmer 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opening keynote live post yesterday, even though the keynote is over, there is still a lot more to come!  So be sure to become a fan of Microsoft on Facebook to join in the conversation throughout CES, not just for the keynote, and keep track of the #MicrosoftCES hashtag over the next few days to be part of the information coming from CES as well as take place in the conversation about it.

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