From the rooftop of the W Hotel one can see inside the windows of the White House. At last night's FedScoop reception, the only Windows people were peeking in belonged to Microsoft.
Here are the top 8 things you missed if you weren’t at the FedScoop hosted party celebrating Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system:
1. Internet privacy - At the private viewing of Windows 8, Microsoft experts were on hand to debut the system one-on-one with guests
2. Signature cocktails - HP provided Strawberry-Lemontinis, Lenovo served up Lenovotinis with fresh fruit juice, each in engraved souvenir glasses featuring the companies' logos.
3. Technology super-sized - Tactile techies got to play on a Perceptive Pixel 82-inch LCD Multi-Touch Display screen showcasing Windows 8.
4. The view - When grabbing a drink inside the FedScoop Networking and Device Bar, guests looked down across one of the best cityscapes in Washington.
5. WinChat - Virtually everyone from DC's tech scene was networking inside W Hotel's Altitide Ballroom where the reception was held.
6. Mega bites - Guests enjoyed lamb samosas, Manchego tarts with quiche jam, chicken skewers, bacon-wrapped shrimp, sliders with Russian dressing and Maryland crabcakes.
7. Transportation and infrastructure - The crowd learned that the metro system may have nothing to do with the Red Line.
8. Sweet science - As guests logged out of the party, Citrix provided take-home boxes of Windows 8 red velvet treats from Georgetown Cupcake.