Microsoft has just announced the new version of Windows 8 which brings few more and demanding features to the new operating system. Windows 8.1 brings improved Lockscreen, unified search tool, direct log-on to the desktop, deep integration of SkyDrive and using of up to 4 re-sizable apps at the same time.
Recently I purchased Windows 8 Pro to experience the new features Microsoft is boasting about. After installing it on my laptop, the first prominent change I saw was the new start menu. Then I installed all the programs and software I use whenever I switch on my windows machine and voila! Everything went smooth.
As you all know that Windows 8 is out now and every one wants to enjoy the new features present in it, but there are a lot of users who are still reluctant to upgrade Windows XP/7 to Windows 8 due to the compatibility issues of their must-have applications on latest operating system.
If you are following the updates, you may know that Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8 officially with the codename “Apollo“. Unfortunately this new version will not support the existing devices. To bring the new features of Windows Phone 8 to the current Windows Phone 7.5 devices, Microsoft will be rolling out an update Windows Phone 7.8 soon. This step will really make the Lumia users happy to some extend.
Everyone was expecting it and microsoft has finally made it. Microsoft Surface is just announced at a press event in Los Angeles. Apple iPad’s competitor, Microsoft Surface is Windows 8 tablet which will be released in two flavors, one powered by Intel 22nm Ivy Bridge Chips with Windows Pro and the second powered by ARM chipset loaded with Windows RT.
After the much hype Microsoft has finally revealed in a post on its blog that three editions of Windows 8 will be released when it is available. There are no Home, Premium or such flavors. This time they came up with new naming strategy. They’ll be releasing Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT soon.
Earlier Today Microsoft showed the demos Windows 8 to the attendees of the BUILD conference and released Windows 8 Developer Preview Build along with the sneak peek of the developers platform and tools. Every attendee was also given Samsung Windows 8 Tablet running on Windows 8 Developer Preview Build.
Finally Microsoft is unveiling Windows 8 OS at Build Conference in Anaheim. Redmond is releasing Windows 8 Developer Preview at the conference and answering a lot of questions. Apart from Windows 8 OS, Samsung tablet running on Windows 8 was also given to attendees for testing the new OS.
For the past few weeks, Microsoft has been aiming to rock the web through its two new projects. Though it has not quite managed it, but still the news of Windows 8 and the Windows Phone by Microsoft has spread around the globe at a considerable pace. The two projects by Microsoft, Windows 8 and the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” are much awaited all around the world (though not as much as the long-rumored iPhone 5).
It has been learnt that the upcoming version of Microsoft’s signature operating system, Windows 8 will enter the RTM phase in April 2012. RTM is short for release to manufacturing, and if it really is going to begin in April 2012, a summer release of Windows 8 could be possible.