Microsoft announces Windows' ARM support at CES (live blog)

We're bringing you live coverage of Microsoft's Wednesday press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, where the company says the next version of Windows will support ARM technology.

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Editor's note: This live event has concluded. For a brief rundown of what was announced, check out our summary post here. You can also replay our live blog in the Cover It Live module below.

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 runs on ARM processing technology. 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.

To watch our live blog, which will include text and photos from the event, you can either bookmark this page and come back to it, or sign up for a reminder in the Cover It Live module below.

Editors' note: The original, pre-event version of this story was published January 4 at 2:00 p.m. PT.