International CESConsumer Electronics Show 2009 (CES 2009) marks the milestone that Bill Gates is not speaking in CES keynote address for Microsoft. Instead, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft, and Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices Division, will be replacing Bill Gates as the speaker of pre-show 2009 International CES keynote address.

It’s widely expected that Steve Ballmer will be announcing the arrival of Windows 7 first beta, which has been leaked on Internet, in his keynote address during CES2009. During the 2009 International CES, Microsoft will have a series of panels and conferences, besides setting up the Microsoft booth to feature interactive scenarios showcasing products that highlight Microsoft platforms and technologies.

For latest news on what is been offered and announcements made by Microsoft, Microsoft has setup Microsoft at International CES 2009 Virtual Pressroom, which can be visited here.

The pre-show 2009 International CES keynote address by Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bachill will be delivered at 6:30 p.m. PST Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. For people who can’t attend the 2009 CES Microsoft keynote address, but want to be among the first to watch and know the presentations by Microsoft, the live streaming of the event is provided.

The Live Webcast links for Steve Ballmer Keynote at 6:30 p.m. PST, Jan. 7:

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