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LAS VEGAS--Join us Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pacific for Microsoft's afternoon press event at CES 2011. Please note this event is separate from the CES keynote address taking place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and headed by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer.
As for what to expect, high-level rumors from both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have pointed to Microsoft unveiling a version of Windows that. That information could be saved for the company's CES kickoff keynote speech, though a more intimate venue would offer the company a chance to bring in additional partners for demos, as well as field questions from the press.
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Editors' note: The original, pre-event version of this story was published January 4 at 2:00 p.m. PT.