Microsoft has officially launched its new Operating System Windows 8 and Surface Tablet finally on 26th October, 2012. This will help them to directly compete with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in the tech world.
In the month of July, 2012, Microsoft revealed its upcoming Surface Tablet with basic specifications. This long awaited launch event was held at New York City. Microsoft also scheduled a special event for launching this latest Mobile OS in San Francisco on 29th October, 2012.
In addition to this, Microsoft launched the Surface tablet with a bang which is their first venture into making computer devices.
About Windows 8 Operating System
This new operating system is colorful, touch-friendly and more interactive. The main objective of Microsoft is to directly compete and overcome iOS and Android mobile platforms.
Top five attractive features of this Operating System are listed below –
1] Live and Colorful Tiles
There is no Start button in this new OS; it is featured with a Start screen instead. The Start screen is integrated with colorful rectangular tiles that connect users to the desired applications. Moreover, some of these tiles are live tiles which mean they get updated constantly by collecting new information from the internet. This can be a news tile or weather data tile.
2] Snap Multi-tasking feature
With Snap multitasking feature, users can run two apps simultaneously. Also, users can easily resize the apps if required and snap an app into place on the desktop. According to the needs, users can switch between the apps very easily with this user-friendly feature.
The mini menu on the right hand side of the Home screen is named as “Charms” by Microsoft. This mini menu contains important controls that are frequently needed and used by users. This includes – search function, handy and quick way to share files with others, general Settings icon, list of connected devices, and a start button that brings users back to the main screen.
4] Fresh and Modern Control Panel
Along with updated user interface and task manager, a modern control panel is being included in Windows 8. The options present in this completely fresh control panel are Personalize, Users, Wireless, Notifications, General, Privacy, Search and Share. With the Personalize option, user can customize the Start menu and keep tiles according to their personal choice.
5] The New App Store
Microsoft has also introduced a new App Store with the launch of Windows 8 OS. It is expected that Windows Store will get more than 100,000 apps within a time period of a month.
In order to reach this estimation, the demand for Windows 8 App development services is expected to increase on a higher range. Also, the launch of Surface tablet will raise the call for Windows 8 Developers in the tech market globally. Know about the Surface in detail here: http://blog.softwebsolutions.com/experience-a-new-type-of-computing-with-microsoft-surface/
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