Microsoft to webcast Windows 8 keynote Tuesday

Microsoft will webcast the opening keynote at its developers conference tomorrow when its top Windows executive is expected to reveal more information about Windows 8.

Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division, will take the stage Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT to kick off the company's BUILD conference.

Microsoft will webcast both Sinofsky's keynote and a follow-up the next day that will be led by Satya Nadella, who heads the Server and Tools Business division, and Jason Zander, a vice president in charge of the Visual Studio development tools group.

The BUILD keynote speakers were confirmed by Brian Kyle, a Microsoft evangelist, in a blog post today.

Later on Monday, Kyle pulled the original post and replaced it with one much shorter that omitted the names of Sinofsky, Nadella and Zander, as well as a broad stroke list of Windows 8's features. A of Kyle's original post is still accessible via Yahoo.

None of the latter were new, although Kyle did say that Windows 8 would include "support for all the most important apps that people use today." [Editor's note: Emphasis added.]