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The Gadget Show Live 2014: What's new with Microsoft?

ITProPortal has been walking the floor of the Gadget Show Live 2014, one of the biggest and best consumer tech events in the calender. In between playing about with the latest tablets, marveling at scuba diving smartphones and taking a kip in Wi-Fi enabled beds, we somehow found the time to grill some of the leading lights in the tech industry for a series of exclusive video interviews.

The Gadget Show Live is an opportunity for some of the great tech giants to walk among us mere mortals, making predictions about the future in booming voices over the general hubbub of Birmingham's NEC.

This week ITProPortal caught up with Ian Moulster, product manager of Microsoft UK to talk through some of the big new devices Microsoft have unveiled for 2014.

To watch the video of our time with Moulster and the moment we got some hands on time with the devices, check out the link above.

We also chatted with Moulster about the death of Windows XP. What do people really need to know about that and what's the significance? Check out the answer in the video below.

The last few years has seen Microsoft build up an impressive ecosystem of devices to rival even the most streamlined of gadget families. As Moulster pointed out, the company is keen to show how all its devices "work with each other. So Windows 8 works with Windows Phone works with Xbox One."

It all builds into a vast catalogue of of products, a portfolio which made for one of the biggest and brightest stands at Birmingham's NEC.

If all that's not enough, listen to a breakdown of some of the best stories of the day, and what Gadgets got our techie hearts pounding, tune in to our lately Tech Weekly News Podcast here, recorded live at the show.

Stay tuned for more video interviews, news and tidbits heading your way on ITProPortal over the next few days.