Microsoft Windows 8: First Look !!

Microsoft Windows 8: First Look !!

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REDMOND, Wash. – June 1, 2011 – Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.

The demo showed some of the ways we’ve reimagined the interface for a new generation of touch-centric hardware. Fast, fluid and dynamic, the experience has been transformed while keeping the power, flexibility and connectivity of Windows intact.

Here are a few aspects of the new interface we showed today:

• Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.

• Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.

• Fluid, natural switching between running apps.

• Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.

• Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.

• Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

For more information visit Microsoft PressPass http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2011/jun11/06-01corporatenews.aspx

Building "Windows 8" - Video #1

A lot more to come at BUILD Conference http://www.buildwindows.com/

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Watch out for more soon. Enjoy “Windows 8”.

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  • How do I sign up for the preview build?

  • Hello Hassan,

    More announcements during the BUILD Conference. Stay tunes.

    Regards,

    Aviraj Ajgekar