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What’s New In Windows 8? Dec 12, 2013

What’s New In Windows 8

The transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8 introduced a bunch of new features across various aspects of the operating system. Microsoft pitched the benefits of the new operating system to the business users promising that Windows 8 will give a consumer device like experience on a platform that has advanced security and manageability features of past versions of Windows and more.

Recently introduced by Microsoft, Windows 8 OS is considered as a smart choice for users owing to its intuitive interface and user-friendly features. The Windows 8 has created a new wave of excitement and a new era of Windows 8 Application Development on the Microsoft platform commenced bearing a relatively uncharted application development landscape.

In this blog post, let’s see some of the new features in Windows 8 that could help Microsoft keep its promise to their business customers.

Start Screen

The Windows desktop no longer contains the traditional “Start Button” and the “Start Menu” that sprouted from the corner. Instead, you have a new “Start Screen” and to open a program just click or tap a program’s tile from the Start Screen and Windows shuffle you back to the desktop where the newly opened program awaits.

Enhanced Performance Features

Windows 8 is slated to have better performance features as compared to Windows 7, even with a Metro Interface running on top of the desktop. Windows 8 introduces the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) platform for Microsoft azure developers that offer substantial opportunity for application development with high performance. WinRT is an application architecture platform and supports development in C++/CX, C#, VB.Net, JavaScript and TypeScript. The WinRT programming model makes it possible to write object-oriented code that can be shared across different programming languages.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 utilizes HTML5 like never before

In HTML5, Microsoft promises to provide the absolute best tooling in Visual Studio 2012 in combination with Cascading Style Sheets level 3 (CSS3) and JavaScript with the power and ease of the platform in WinRT. From desktop applications to the web and onto Mobility HTML5 will change the way of developing applications for users drastically saving money and creating new models of interactions.

A New Task Manager

Microsoft finally redesigned the task manager and now you have a new task manager for basic task killing but if you are a more advanced user then you can bring the detailed task manager filled with information on CPU and RAM usage, Metro app history and even tweaking.

Sync all your Data to the Cloud

The cloud is taking a center stage in Windows 8 with Microsoft driving all the syncing of the address book, photos, skydrive data etc. with the cloud for Windows 8 devices as well as from one Windows 8 PC to another. You have to just sign onto your Windows 8 with a Microsoft account and you’ll get all your themes, languages, taskbar and other preferences right there. It’s a pretty neat feature in Windows 8 and if you have multiple Windows 8 PC’s and do not wish to set them all then just a few taps and you’ve all your preference separately.

Apart from the above, it also has some really cool features for the desktop users that let them leverage the advantages that help make their work or personal computing activities more convenient. Have more to share, then leave your replies in the comment box below…! Contact Brainvire to Hire Windows Mobile Developers for Windows Mobile App Development.

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