This afternoon, Rafael Rivera and I sat down to talk about Windows 8 with ZDNet's Jonas Tichenor as part of the Hot Topics series. It was supposed to be a live webcast, but technical difficulties conspired to keep us off the air in real time. Never fear, though--we went ahead and recorded the half-hour show, and you can watch it right here:
Rafael is, of course, Paul Thurrott's co-author on the upcoming Windows 8 Secrets and the brains behind the Within Windows blog.
We covered a lot of ground in a mere 30 minutes: you can get our takes on the Metro-ization of Windows, whether the Start menu is coming back, the state of Windows 8 apps, and how businesses are likely to react. We also offer our predictions on when Windows 8 will ship and how long we'll have to wait before the Windows 9 beta is ready for testing.
If we didn't cover your question, leave it in the Talkback section below.