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September 19, 2011

Top 5 Main Functions of Windows 8

Microsoft have made an inventory of the main functions of Windows 8, they presented a new image of Windows 8 with Macroscopic Angle. If you still have an ambiguous concept to Windows 8, it is sure that you will have clearer understandings to Windows 8 after you had read this article.

1. Optimized UI that focuses on touch operations
(1) Metro style
The bran-new Metro interface have been brought in to Windows 8, this interface have the following advantages: convenience to users to run touch operations, live View of useful information and applicability for mouse and keyboard operation
(2) Optimized browse that focuses on touch operations (Not confine to touch devices)
The websites are set up in the home position of Windows 8 device in order to provide the users with a faster and smoother touch browsing experience.

2. More methods to intensify and connect application programs
(1). The application program is the core
Your experience, full screen interface that provided for application program and your high attention to it are the focuses of Windows 8 Metro interface.
(2).The application program can cooperate whole heartedly
The application program has the function of “communication” in Windows 8; for example, you can send photos (including which are in Facebook、Flickr or your local files) to your e-mail breezily at different places.
(3). You can have same experience in different devices
You can get all the contents that are needed in life through Cloud Service—Picture, E-mail, calendar and address book, you device can keep these contents updated constantly. In the meanwhile, by means of SkyDrive, you can wherever and whenever acquire the latest pictures, files and so on through browser or the application program with Windows 8 Metro Style.

3. Performance enhancement
(1). Perfecting Windows 7
Compared with Windows 7, Windows 8 have some improvements on the aspects of Performance, safety, privacy and system stability, what’s more, more space can be provided to your application program for the reason that the RAM occupation is reduced, it can even run smoothly on the most low-end hardware. Everything that can run on Windows 7 also can run on Windows 8.
(2). Easier to manage
Windows 8 has perfected Task Manager and Resource Manager (Ribbon interface), meanwhile, it provided the easier bran-new multi-screen settings options.

4. More opportunities can be provided for developers
(1)Windows Store
Wherever has Windows, Windows Store can help the developers to sell their own application programs to all over the world.
(2). Support more languages
It is allowed that the developers can do the programming on the basis of the in hand languages; and it compatibles with C、C++、C#、VB、HTML、CSS、JavaScript、XAML and so on.
(3). Hardware integration brings richer experience (Especially fore the Game)
It supports DirectX 11, developers can set up full screen games easily and acquire the smooth operation expedience.

5. New generation hardware
(1) A Windows with multiple patterns
Windows 8 supports ARM chipsets, x86 framework equipments; and it had transferred from 10’’ tablet PC to 27’’HD screen devices.
(2) Hot standby
Thanks to Windows 8,the ultrathin PC and the tablet PC can realize WSWink–Start function. Being charged once, it can work constantly for one day, what is more, it can keep your PC realize the network interconnection function constantly.
(3)Develop the PC proficiency totally
Windows 8 can be compatible with Windows 7 PC and the current application programs.

April 11, 2011

Windows 8 Possible Feature Predictions

Although Microsoft is still promoting the sale of Windows 7 desperately to consumers and enterprises, rumors about the next version of the operating system “Windows 8” called by public media have already started. Some websites and blogs suggest that the cloud services will be added and integration of biotechnology will be enhanced. The exact form of Windows 8 software is still remain uncertain, but has affirmed a few months ago that the next version of the operating system will support SoC (system-on-a-chip) architecture, especially ARM-based systems from partners such as Qualcomm, Nvidia and Texas Instructions.

Let’s take a look at the possible features of Windows 8 in the following:

1. Metro Interface

Signs indicate that the “Metro” design scheme Microsoft designed for mobile phone OS WP7 and Zune HD will become part of Windows 8 design. Metro explains the “Less is more” aesthetic concept in an unique way.

 2. Support Tablet PC

Microsoft has announced that the next version of Windows will support SoC (system-on-a-chip), in particular the ARM-based system which has dominated the leading role in mobile domain. In theory,, this will make tablet PC support possible.

 3. Microsoft Application Store

A website called Microsoft Magazine made a summary of the Windows 8 possible features based on the disclosed slide descriptions, “applications from Microsoft Application Store downloadable” is included.

 4. Completely Into Cloud

Microsoft has paid full attention on cloud technology so the next version of Windows will probably contain a more comprehensive integrated cloud function; separate setting between devices is included.

 5. Quick Start Up

According to the disclosed slides by Microsoft Magazine also suggested that the next version of Windows is going to start up in a super fast speed.

 6. Ribbon

Based on the recent blog posted on Rivera’, bloggers Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott introduced that the earlier version of Windows 8 explorer integrated the Ribbon interface of Office style. Library viewing, image processing and driver managing can be achieved with these apps.

 7. New Screenlock Interface

Rivera and Thurrott also found out a screenlock interface designed for Windows Phone 7 in an early time. Elements like time, date and power management icons are included.

 8. Bulit-in PDF Reader

According to the relevant Windows blog, Microsoft may integrate a PDF reader for Windows 8.

 9. Internet Explore Extension

An extended version of Internet Explorer has also been found by Rivera and Thurrott. It can make Windows 8 works in the way mobile devices do by taking advantage of Internet Explorer 9 renderer.

 10. Biometric Identification

HP has been trying hard to provide more biometric hardware and software for its consumption products and enterprise products (including fingerprint and facial recognition). Microsoft may try to make use of a more powerful biometric recognition to achieve Windows 8 login.

 11. Multi-touch Support

If Microsoft wants to make Windows 8 easier to use, it should provide more designs and functions center on multi-touch support (or other similar connectors).

 12. Historical Record Shelter

Rumor hinted that Microsoft will probably integrate a backup utility for Windows 8 which is similar to Time Machine on Apple Mac OS X.

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