In a Building Windows 8 post written by two SkyDrive program managers, Microsoft detailed the SkyDrive Metro, the service’s tight integration with Windows 8, SkyDrive on the desktop, and fetching files through SkyDrive.com.
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A recent report from Digitimes claims that the Android’s new OS dubbed “Jelly Bean” is scheduled to launch at some pint in the second quarter.The publication feels confident enough to quote a number of Taiwanese suppliers claiming that we will see a range of tablet devices and notebooks which are capable of running dual operating systems.
The publication also claims that vendors will be able to add Android 5.0 to a Windows 8-based tablet or notebook, allowing users to switch between the operating systems without a reboot.
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Microsoft officially announced the new branding of it’s upcoming Windows 8 Metro Style logo which will be used across the upcoming operating system. Microsoft also stated that the logo is a Window rather than the traditional flag found in earlier versions of Windows. “We wanted the new logo to be both modern and classic,” says Microsoft’s Sam Moreau.
Microsoft hired high-powered design consultancy Pentagram to come up with the new look. According to Moreau, the firm wanted to move away from the previous Windows logo that looked more like a flag than a window. “Windows’ really is a beautiful More >
Microsoft updated the Building Windows 8 blog with details on the next-gen platform’s new Storage Spaces feature. Storage Spaces based on the Drive Extender concept from Windows Home Server days, allowing the system to pool physical hard drives of various sizes and interfaces to redundantly store data for scale, resiliency, and efficiency.
The system works like a RAID setup but the physical hard drives are grouped into a larger storage pool, which is then split up into spaces. The disks in a pool can be of mismatched sizes and of different interface technologies, such as USB, SATA, and More >
Microsoft is taking some affirmative steps towards unifying their themes and services across different platforms. The first efforts were seen in the form of the Metro design language which started from Windows Phone 7 and then moved on to Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, and Windows 8. Recent news takes this process of unifying a step further: Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming and entertainment service for Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360 is coming to Windows 8 next year.
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Microsoft is rumored to be building better multi-monitor support for Windows 8, according to reports. Group policy objects discovered in the latest leak of Windows 8 are hinting at the ability for Windows 8 users to display their taskbar across more than one display. ITWorld recently discovered the feature alongside what appears to be a 3G / 4G cost limiter feature and improved crash detection. The setting refers to a new “Multiple Display” section in the taskbar properties dialog. The feature is currently missing in leaked builds but the references in the group More >
Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky began showing off the Windows 8 operating system (which is fully optimized for tablets) during the D9 conference in California. According to the folks over at AllThingsD, which got an early peak at the operating system, Microsoft’s ultimate goal was to create an OS that cold run on a home computer as well as run on a portable tablet.
The new start screen that can be seen in the picture above shows a tile-based interface that is very similar to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system; one that makes use of the company’s Metro UI. Windows 8 includes Internet More >
Windows 8 Build 7955 (milestone 2) has reportedly found its way out in the wild. This is the same build which contains a number of new features which we have been covering in the last few days.
As usual, we expect that Windows 8 build 7955 Milestone 2 will be available to download for mass public on various file sharing site i.e. torrent, rapidshare etc. in no time. Sources at Windows 8 Center has confirmed that the leaked build, which is currently available on a private FTP site, is legitimate.
Here are the complete details on this leaked Windows 8 Build 7955:
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With the Kinect being so successful in getting controller-less gaming to the masses, it isn’t a surprise that Microsoft wants to implement a similar technology and functionality to Windows 8. According to the folks over at Windows8Italia, the current version of Windows 8 sports a new “Sensor Control Panel” which makes reference to a “Detect Human Presence” option. Coupling this with already leaked slide shows of software recognizing people ala Xbox Kinect and all of the pieces start to fall into place.
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Here is yet another interesting feature unlocked in Windows 8 Milestone 1 build. Thanks to “Naïveuser” of MyDigitalLife forum. Despite of Windows 8 Build 7850 being very early build doesn’t stop Windows enthusiasts from exploring hidden stuff inside leaked build. Though not many features of Windows 8 are complete or can be found in Milestone 1 but still they managed to get Portable Workspace, New Task manage More >