‘Building "Windows 8" - Video #1’ was viewed 5,018,802 times according to the official statistics shared by YouTube, with user interest growing steadily over the course of the past months, after the number of views skyrocketed to over 2 million in the first 24 hours after launch.
While the “Video #1” label was an inherent promise of additional similar Windows 8-focused content, the software giant has yet to launch “Video #2.”
The Redmond company decided from the start to disable comments, and as such there’s no feedback from any of the users that watched the first public demonstration of Windows 7’s successor.
In addition, ratings for the Windows 8 video were also switched off, but not before it gathered 89 Likes and one Dislike.
According to YouTube data, the video is most popular in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, India, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, etc., with a core audience of males between 25 and 54.
‘Building "Windows 8" - Video #1’ is embedded below for those users that missed it, as well as for those who want to watch it again.
In 4 minutes and a half, Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience, offered the first taste of Windows 8, the next major version of the Windows client. Just at the start, Harris notes that this is the first in a series of videos focused on the development of Windows 8, and Microsoft will most probably make other available.
The first deep insight into Windows 8 is scheduled for about a month from now. The already sold-out BUILD Windows conference in mid-September 2011 in Anaheim, CA will essentially be a Windows 8-centric event designed for developers.