Microsoft to Stream Steve Ballmer CES Keynote

Microsoft announced this week that the company is streaming CEO Steve Ballmer’s CES keynote presentation on Wednesday. The event takes place starting at 6:30 PST (3:30 EST), and Microsoft is offering it up on its own Web site and on Facebook, though you’ll have to “Like” Microsoft to view it on the social networking site.

Mr. Ballmer is expected to show off the company’s new Windows TV, some new tablet offering or another, and maybe some Windows Phone 7 phones and/or something related to Kinect.

Last year, Mr. Ballmer spent about three minutes showing off a much-anticipated Windows tablet from HP that never saw the light of day. He might have announced some other things, too, but we’re hard pressed to remember what they might have been, and we even had someone at the keynote.

If “Liking” Microsoft is a problem for you, but you still want to watch the keynote, never fear — you can always “Unlike” it when you’re done. If even that is too much, you can view the keynote on Microsoft’s Presspass Web site for media.

Microsoft's Facebook CES Site

Microsoft’s Facebook page for those who haven’t “Liked” the company