Hands-On with Windows 8 Release Preview

In this hands on video you will be shown what’s new and different with Microsoft’s Windows 8 Release Preview.

This is a version of Windows 8 that you can download to test for yourself, and will likely be the closest-to-final public release of Windows 8 before it goes gold later this year – just in time for the new PC sales for the Holidays!

Windows 8 will have built-in support of USB 3.0 for better power management and longer battery life. Microsoft announced that Windows 8 has short boot times, because it saves the kernel’s memory to the hard disk on shutdown (similar to the existing hibernate option) and reloads it on start up.

Windows 8 offers a new VHD format, called .vhdx, which supports up to 16 terabytes of storage. It reportedly has built-in resiliency as well as protection from corruption that can happen during power failures. It also helps prevent performance degradation on some large-sector physical disks.

A new feature called Family Safety will allow parents to protect their children on the internet, as well as monitor and control their PC and internet activities and usage.

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The Windows 8 Release Preview

The name of Microsoft’s coming operating system, updated today to Windows 8 Release Preview, implies just another version of an OS once much loved and now much maligned. But Windows 8 means much more to Microsoft: It’s a bold attempt to build an Apple-proof operating system with modern visual elements via the risky Metro design language. It’s a salvo in the war for tablet relevance. It insists that touch screens matter, and it sets the stage for upcoming versions of Windows Mobile.

For Microsoft to succeed with Windows on all platforms, Windows 8 has to work. The changes in today’s Release Preview take a step in the right direction, tightening up the operating system and introducing new apps to showcase just what Windows 8 can do. But Microsoft isn’t quite there yet….

It’s easy to try now—whether you’re installing it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Download Here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=254225

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Marc Liron – Ex-Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)
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Microsoft Reimagines the Windows Desktop

Steven Sinofsky. President, Windows and Windows Live Division gives a short presentation @ the Microsoft developer-focused BUILD conference 2011.

The presentation was on Windows 8

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hq95vtoS28[/youtube]

 

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Marc Liron – Ex-Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)
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