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March 13, 2012

Window 8 Beta : Visual Tour

The release of  Windows 8 operating  system marks a new beginning for Microsoft as it will be the first touch centric OS released by the company, meant to satisfy both the traditional PC users and the new range of tablet users. The consumer preview which was released last week boast to have more than 100,000 changes from the developers preview which was released on September 2011.

The Metro style, color filled user interface of the new OS successfully fills the gap between phone, tablet and PC’s, by allowing input from keyboard to touch. User experience of Windows Phone 7 influenced the interface design of windows 8 to a high extent.The product, which is expected to ship later this year will support both ARM and x86

Inside The Launch

Microsoft had unveiled many functions including the improved multiple screen support and displayed a wide range of systems from hardware partners ranging from tablets to concept devices like an 82 inch monitor made of optically-bonded Gorilla Glass with subpixel depth. According to Michael Angiulo, corporate VP of Microsoft Windows planning,“the OSmakes you feel like you're actually moving each Windows tile by hand and this could become the next-generation TV experience."

Man behind the Scene

Steve Sinofsky, President of Microsoft's Windows division is the man who played the lead role in Windows 8 preview event. He is the driving force behind Windows 8 who is determined to make a new computer era with users as the first preference.


Windows 8 powerful Multitasking

Windows 8 brings a lot more to you on multitasking. You can simply resize a task window and lock it anywhere on the screen. Say it will allow you to have your message window alongside your YouTube window. The OS will itself shut down the apps which are no more used, but resume the previous status when you click it again

The Signature
The main ingredient of the new OS is the Windows 8 Metro interface, which allows you to do a lot of things ranging from a single touch for performing multiple functions. You can simply terminate an app by dragging it to the bottom of the screen and also move your widow sidewise by touching the edges with your mouse.

Pushing Windows 8 to Edge

Microsoft has played a lot around HTML 5 for providing the extreme to your web browsing. Noe the Company called “edge-to-edge browser experience will provide you with full screen display with browser controls and tabs appear only when you need them.


Windows 8 Built-In Services

Windows 8 multiple apps will work smoothly with Microsoft's built in services. It will allow the developers to take advantage of app to app services or app to OS services. Say, if you want to share a link from a website, just click the share button and the OS will pop up the share apps, which will easily help you with mailing or posting.

Office Made Easy

Microsoft had made Office apps easier with Windows 8. Now you can simply perform functions like copy and paste between office apps.



Search Anything

Windows 8 searches displays you the result from everywhere- within the system to the web. Say if you search for Harry Potter, it will display all the results from the images stored in your system to the game from Xbox live to a movie in Flixter.

Hardware Partners

Microsoft displayed a range of hardware partners at the launch event, including designs from System On Chip players like NVidia and Qualcomm. The hardware's will start up in the system quickly, some of them within 8 seconds. The apps will work even when the PC is in standby mode with Microsoft's "connected standby." A feature called "storage spaces" considers every storage as a single pool, disregarding type, size or technology.

 All about Apps

With Microsoft's new app store, you will have a number of apps which are organized in a beautiful and efficient way ranging from music, video, social, food to entertainment apps. Microsoft showed many application partners like Amazon Kindle in the event and also hosted an app developer contest.

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