I used to be fairly hyped about Microsoft’s massive Home windows 11 reveal in the present day. I’m a self-proclaimed Home windows fanboy — we exist! — and after the corporate claimed Home windows 10 can be the “final model of Home windows,” the information of Home windows 11 hit like a nerdy Christmas. So I totally anticipated my first article of the day to be a straight piece concerning the new options coming to the OS.
As a substitute, I’m penning this one. I’ve barely discovered something about Home windows 11 but, as a result of the official livestream was a lagtastic mess.
Quickly after the stream started on Microsoft’s occasion web site, the video would buffer each few seconds, till it stopped working altogether. This was true of each the general public stream and a separate hyperlink created for journalists.
In fact, I assumed it would simply be me at first, however the remainder of the TNW workforce has been unable to look at the stream both. Journalists across the internet are complaining concerning the connection as nicely.
hops on twitter to see that the Home windows occasion feed is dangerous. Welp, again to writing script about issues with wheels.
— Roberto Baldwin (@strngwys) June 24, 2021
I’m breaking my twitter silence to complain that the video feed retains chopping out on the Home windows 11 occasion.
— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) June 24, 2021
Microsoft’s streams are failing exhausting – YouTube re-streams are a lot better – https://t.co/ZAKBS0xdgD
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) June 24, 2021
panos return in time and purchase twitch pic.twitter.com/WD1kfF1c44
— alex (@alex) June 24, 2021
Home windows 11 livestream not even working in Edge! pic.twitter.com/ePdVf3Hb3r
— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) June 24, 2021
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) June 24, 2021
After some time, Microsoft as a substitute redirected reporters to look at the livestream on Twitter. Which… nicely, is just not an amazing look. Why wasn’t there a YouTube stream? Even Apple does that today.
It ought to be famous that we’re nonetheless in a pandemic and the corporate would nearly definitely have hosted an in-person occasion in any other case. And naturally, the livestream says nothing concerning the efficiency of Home windows 11 itself.
Nonetheless, it’s a disgrace that what’s arguably Microsoft’s largest software program reveal in six years received off to such a careless begin. It’s type of baffling that an organization price 2 trillion-dollars couldn’t get a livestream proper for such a serious occasion.
In fact, the livestream points have been in the end fleeting, and people can now watch a recording or learn the press launch as a substitute. However there’s one thing a bit magical about watching a serious product announcement dwell, and that was misplaced on Home windows followers in the present day.
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