• Windows 8 Release Candidate reported to be released by May with an October retail date

    Posted on March 27th, 2012 David Brooks | No comments

    As a time-limited version of an operating system that’s all but ready to go and occasionally shared with the public as a final test, the Release Candidate of Windows 8 has been paid great attention from global Windows users. Not long before, it’s reported by Bloomberg that Microsoft was looking to an October launch timeframe for Windows 8, which claimed that Microsoft would launch Windows 8 with both Intel and ARM chips, though in disproportionate numbers. The Windows 8 will include about five ARM devices and over 40 Intel-based systems. It’s reported that the Windows 8 will be finished by this summer and hit street this October. Now, the latest report from Windows blog WinUnleaked.tk said that the Windows 8 Release Candidate would be going to street as early as the end of May. The blog wrote in a quite sure tone, “We know the Release Candidate of Windows 8 will be shared with the public between the end of May to the beginning of June”.

    Windows 8 Release Candidate

    Both blogs provided no sources for their claims. The Bloomberg simply made the claim, then embedded a few screens of the operating system with claims the RC will comprise minor user interface changes from the beta (changes, that is, to the Charm bar, the language input menu and the desktop version of Internet Explorer 10).

    That’s launch date for the Release Candidate version of Windows 8, but not for the official Windows 8. The latter is still to be believed to have street launch in October, together with the rumors of the release of Windows 8 tablets to compete with Apple new iPad. Mentioning the Windows 8 tablets, the latest report from PCWorld claimed that the “Windows 8 specs include displays that are even sharper than Apple’s fabled Retina display, which Apple claims is as clear as the human eye is capable of seeing.” The blog said that “Microsoft’s newest operating system supports a 10.1-inch tablet screen with 291 pixels per inch resolution, the company says in its Building Windows 8 blog. That compares to the new iPad with 265 ppi.” Apple’s new iPad has provided excellent digital entertainment for users with its excellent 2048×1536 pixels Retina Display, which produces excellent video experience for users to watch full HD movies. If the reported to be true, the Windows 8 tablets would produce even better experience for users to watch full HD movies on Windows 8 tablets.

    Of course, these are just still rumors and speculations towards Windows 8. What you need to do now is just wait in patience for the official announcement of Windows 8 from Microsoft. Stay tuned for more information.

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  • Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 8 on the Microsoft Build Conference

    Posted on September 13th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    The 2011 Microsoft Build Conference is being held in Anaheim of California during September 13 and September 16. BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows. The latest news showed that Microsoft would be going to unveil the new Windows 8 details on the beginning day of the conference.

    The biggest appeal of Windows 8 is that it will offer the Windows platform on tablets for the first time in addition to personal computers. The biggest question is whether Microsoft is too late to make a stand in the tablet war raging between Apple’s iPad and various Google slates.
    Windows 8This is a very important moment for Microsoft. Since the popularity of tablets smartphones, especially Apple iPad and other tablet devices, owns the functions to replace PC, the sales volume growth rate of PC has been slowed down. And by far, Microsoft has output no competitive solutions to the sharp competition from tablets. Microsoft needs to innovate now to keep a hold on its market share. If the company can really find a way to bridge the gap between mobile computing and desktop computing, then it could have a winner on its hands.

    Here are the highlights of what we know about Windows 8:
    1. It supports ARM architecture, creating a threat to the “Wintel” partnership Intel and Microsoft has shared for years.
    2. The interface is similar to the “live tiles” in the Windows Phone 7 system — and phones are supposed to get a flavor of Windows 8 at some point.
    3. It’s supposed to have faster boot times, USB 3.0 support and Hyper-V integration.
    4. The interface was designed as a touch-first interface, though it will work “equally well” with a mouse and keyboard.

    Stay tuned for more detailed information.

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  • Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 on Microsoft Build Conference

    Posted on June 14th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    I have written a post on the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 operation system on the Microsoft Build Conference during September 13 and 16. And on Tuesday, the detailed information about Microsoft unveiling Windows 8 had been reported. The following information was provided by Ed Bott from ZDNet. Check the information to get the detailed introduction about Microsoft Windows 8.

    Summary: This morning, Microsoft officially took the wraps off of Windows 8, unveiling its radically revised new operating system in front af an audience of software developers. I had a chance to get my hands on the new system (literally) last night. Here’s what you can look forward to.

    If you think you know what to expect from Windows 8, just wait till you get your hands on it.

    I stayed up far too late last night, experimenting with the developer preview build that Microsoft will show off to the public for the first time today. I wanted to get a good night’s sleep, but I literally couldn’t keep my hands off the sleek Windows 8-powered tablet that I have on loan for the rest of this week.

    Screenshots: First look at Windows 8

    The new OS has more than its share of rough edges, and the new “modern shell” is disorienting—at least initially. And Windows boss Steven Sinofsky took great pains to stress that this is not a launch but rather the initial availability of the platform for developers. Still, after a few hours of increasingly addictive hands-on experience, I am convinced that this new release will indeed be a very big deal.

    Windows 8 start screenAlthough you can use Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard, it’s at its best on a touchscreen-equipped tablet like the one I tested. The form factor is thin, but this compact PC is no lightweight; there’s a fully loaded PC under the hood, with an i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a speedy solid-state drive. With a screen resolution of 1366 by 768, it’s capable of playing high-definition videos and meets the minimum spec to arrange two of the new Metro-style apps side-by-side.

    The Windows 8 difference is obvious from the moment you boot it up. As part of the setup process, I configured the system to use my Windows Live ID and password as the login, which automatically picked up my picture for the user tile on the Start page. Choosing this configuration also allows you to sync your personalized settings to the cloud so they can roam with you as you switch between devices.

    Getting around in the new shell via a touchscreen device tablet requires mastering a few gestures:

    Swipe in from the right side of the screen to display the vertical strip of “charms” (that’s the official name) shown here. The five icons replace the Windows Start menu and allow quick access to commonly used functions. A Windows button in the center returns to the Start screen (mimicking the action of the equivalent hardware key with the Windows logo on it). While the charms column is visible, the main screen also shows the date and time and provides quick visual indicators for battery life, WiFi status, and other useful details.

    Windows 8 charmsMetro-style apps are borderless and occupy the full screen. If your display has a resolution of 1366 by 768 or better, you can snap a Metro-style app into a skinny strip along the side, with another one occupying the remainder of the screen. Ironically, the feature that gave the operating system its name is gone for new Metro-style apps—there’s no option for overlapping windows except on the traditional desktop.

    When a Metro-style app is running, you can swipe up from the bottom or down from the top to display commands that are available for that app, as shown here. This behavior provides uniform access to app-specific commands and options for any program written to use the new Metro style.

    Windows 8 app toolsWhen multiple Metro-style apps are open, you use another gesture—a quick swipe in from the left edge of the screen—to switch between apps. (The familiar Alt+Tab and Windows key+tab shortcuts work as well.)

    Of course, you can use the familiar pinch gesture to zoom in or out in photos, web pages, and other places where that option makes sense.

    If you use a keyboard and mouse, the same controls are available, but the techniques to access them are slightly different. To reveal the charms, for example, you move the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen—the spot where the Start button traditionally lived.

    In my testing so far, the touch screen has been consistently responsive and accurate, with no lag or hesitation.

    If you tap a finger anywhere that accepts alphanumeric input, you’ll see an on-screen keyboard like the one shown below. If you think it looks a lot like the one in Windows Phone 7, you’re right. In fact, Windows 8 bears a striking number of visual similarities to the Windows Phone OS.

    One innovation that should win at least a few fans is the option to reconfigure the keyboard so that its keys are evenly split between the left and right halves. That makes it easier to type with your thumbs while gripping the tablet with two hands.

    This is the more traditional layout.

    Windows 8 onscreen keyboardAnd this is the split, thumb-friendly layout:

    Windows 8 onscreen keyboard thumbThe new search interface appears when you click or tap the Search icon at the top of the list of charms. Doing so slides out a search pane, with a box at the top where you can begin typing text. If you want to constrain the search to files, apps, or settings, those options are all available. You can also point the search to an app (like Internet Explorer) and send the search to that app.

    In this example, I’ve just begun to search the Apps group, narrowing down the list of available apps to the handful shown here.

    Windows 8 searchOne of the first questions I had when I saw a demo of Windows 8 was how Microsoft plans to deal with the large and potentially confusing array of options in Control Panel. Not surprisingly, the solution came from the telemetry data that Windows’ designers collect from end users (according to Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, more than 1 trillion telemetry data points from Windows 7 users were analyzed last year).

    The Metro-style Control Panel provides a telemetry-driven subset of all the commands available in the traditional Control Panel, which is accessible in the classic Windows desktop.

    Windows 8 control panelIf you look carefully on that screen, you can see a pair of new Windows 8 features. With a few clicks (and an administrator’s credentials) you can refresh or reset your PC. What’s the difference? A reset puts your PC back to factory settings, wiping out data in the process. A refresh is similar to a System Restore operation, restoring your operating system to a known good state while keeping data files and settings intact.

    For the most part, the traditional Windows desktop acts like a full-screen app. Any Win32 apps run in that environment, where you can move and arrange app windows using all the familiar techniques from earlier Windows versions (including the Windows 7 Aero Snap techniques).

    Because the screen on this test device meets the minimum width requirements, it provides the option to arrange two Metro-style apps side by side. In this configuration, one app gets a slim strip along the side, with the other app using the remaining screen space. Interestingly, a Windows 8 desktop session can use either of these spaces. In the skinny configuration, you see individual programs that are open in that desktop session, as shown here.

    Windows 8 split screenTo arrange windows in this fashion, you use the swipe-from-the-left gesture, stopping when you reach the point where the green split bar appears. Move the split bar to the left or right to change the proportions of the two apps.

    Every Metro-style app has access to a full range of system services, including the ability to pick files from a screen that looks like no Windows dialog box you’ve seen before.

    Windows 8 photopickerThe test machine I’ve been experimenting with came loaded with a large selection of sample Metro-style apps, mostly games. At a briefing for journalists yesterday, Sinofsky pointed out that the apps were written by Microsoft summer interns, all sophomores and juniors in college.

    One place where the old desktop occasionally intrudes into the new, modern shell is with the appearance of the restyled task manager. Clicking its icon on the Start screen pops up a simple list of running apps, with an End Task button you can use to kill a program that isn’t responding.

    Windows 8 task manager simpleClicking the More Details arrow at the bottom displays an expanded Task Manager, similar to the one shown here. The additional details on the Processes tab, for example, allow you to see at a glance whether an ind

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  • Microsoft unleashed reimagining new specifications and functions of Windows 8 at the D9 Conferences

    Posted on June 1st, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    REDMOND, Wash. – June 1, 2011 – Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Microsoft logoWindows, 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.

    Windows 8

    We also showed effortless movement between existing Windows programs and new Windows 8 apps. The full capabilities of Windows continue to be available to you, including the Windows Explorer and Desktop, as does compatibility with all Windows 7 logo PCs, software and peripherals.

    Although the new user interface is designed and optimized for touch, it works equally well with a mouse and keyboard. Our approach means no compromises — you get to use whatever kind of device you prefer, with peripherals you choose, to run the apps you love. This is sure to inspire a new generation of hardware and software development, improving the experience for PC users around the world.

    Today, we also talked a bit about how developers will build apps for the new system. Windows 8 apps use the power of HTML5, tapping into the native capabilities of Windows using standard JavaScript and HTML to deliver new kinds of experiences. These new Windows 8 apps are full-screen and touch-optimized, and they easily integrate with the capabilities of the new Windows user interface. There’s much more to the platform, capabilities and tools than we showed today.

    We are excited to bring an innovative new platform and tools to developers and see how their creativity jumpstarts a new generation of apps. Windows 8 apps can use a broad set of new libraries and controls, designed for fluid interaction and seamless connectivity. Apps can add new capabilities to Windows and to other apps, connecting with one another through the new interface. For example, we showed today how a developer can extend the file picker control to enable picking from their own app content or from within another Windows 8 app, in addition to the local file system and the network. We’re just getting started.

    And this isn’t just about touch PCs. The new Windows experience will ultimately be powered by application and device developers around the world — one experience across a tremendous variety of PCs. The user interface and new apps will work with or without a keyboard and mouse on a broad range of screen sizes and pixel densities, from small slates to laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and even classroom-sized displays. Hundreds of millions of PCs will run the new Windows 8 user interface. This breadth of hardware choice is unique to Windows and central to how we see Windows evolving.

    The video below introduces a few of the basic elements of the new user interface. Although we have much more to reveal at our developer event, BUILD (Sept. 13 – 16 in Anaheim, Calif.), we’re excited to share our progress with you.

    Today’s demonstration followed our announcements earlier this year about Windows 8 running on System on a Chip (SoC) processors, and our browser engine innovations and significantly increased standards support in Internet Explorer 10. Windows 8 extends these innovations and reimagines every level of the Windows architecture — the kernel, networking, storage, devices, user interface — all building on the broadest and richest ecosystem of software, peripherals and devices.

    We have so much more on the way! We’re working very hard to get the product ready for early testing, and we plan to kick off our engineering dialogue through our team blog, just as we did for Windows 7.

    So please stay tuned — we have a lot of cool innovation coming in the months ahead.

    By Julie Larson-Green

    Corporate Vice President, Windows Experience

    Sources from

    http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/Features/2011/jun11/06-01corporatenews.aspx.

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