Microsoft may have chosen not to offer a live stream of its Windows 10 press event in San Francisco today, but the company did decide to film the gathering and post most of it on its Windows YouTube channel for all the world to see and enjoy.

The nearly 40 minute clip shows Microsoft's operating system division leaders Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore demoing the new OS, with a big emphasis on the desktop PC experience, including the new version of the Start menu, the multi-desktop support and more. Near the end, the presentation shows off a simulation of a new touchscreen mode that's been made specifically for hybrid devices (more on that later).

If we have to nit pick (and we do) it's too bad Microsoft didn't include the Q&A at the end of the press event when Myerson and Belfiore answered questions from the assembled press. However, it's certainly better than no video at all. What did you think of the (nearly) full Windows 10 press event video?

Source: Windows on YouTube