Saturday, July 2, 2011

Windows 8 - Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky talks from D9

Windows 8 may released by April 2012
The first thing on the Windows 8 is the personalized START Screen , and it looks like different Apps , like icons.This is purely a touch screen based. What I feel on the first look , its an another ANDROID . Even though I dont have a real time experience in Windows 8, its looks a great similarity on Android. You have apps for weather , stock, NEWS. You can just slide , just like a normal touch screen photo to have the next page.
Some of the new features, when you are seeing a movie, you can still slide some of the Apps as News or weather a bit , so that you can watch both. In normal touch screen, when you slide some apps , that apps will be in the front, but in this you can do part by part. This is some thing like windows restore in and arrange side by side. Most of the features are the same as existing windows , and the major change is some thing Microsoft did to make touch friendly. 

Here are a few aspects of the new interface:
1. 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.
2. Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
3. Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
4. Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
5. Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
6. Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.