As the Windows 8 Developer Preview is soon to in the wild, most people might find the new shell and user experience a little difficult to settle into. Here are a few simple tips and less-known features I’ve accumulated to help you master the new Start experience
Windows 8 101: tips & tricks for new Start experience
Microsoft describes Windows 8 as “Windows re-imagined”. I would add to that, “with Metro”. From the lock-screen to the boot-time recovery manager, the next version of Windows has embraced the Microsoft Metro design language to the core
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A brief analysis of Metro on Windows 8
BUILD keynote 1 Join Ed Bott, Mary Jo Foley, Kip Kniskern, Rafael Rivera, Paul Thurrott, Tom Warren and I as we liveblog the first keynote of the inaugural Microsoft BUILD conference where Steven Sinofsky and co. will reveal the new touch features and platform of Windows 8 to developers.
If you haven’t heard by now, BUILD is the Microsoft conference to watch this year.
In a matter of days , Windows 8 will be unwrapped like a Christmas present in September. Unlike any Windows before it, a new touch-centric Start experience and the new application experiences it empowers is likely to take most of the spotlight. Having owned a Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC , it’s easy to see where Microsoft got right and wrong with the tablet endeavor almost a decade ago.
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iPad iOS 5 & Android Honeycomb: opportunities for Windows 8
Attending technology conferences just got a lot more fun and rewarding. This year at Microsoft’s TechEd Australia 2011 conference, attendees got the chance to try an innovative new service that adds an element of social gamification to the conference with a $9000 prize pool.
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TechQuest adds 45 achievements to Microsoft TechEd Australia conference
An Australian software development company specializing in Surface applications took the spotlight of the Microsoft TechEd Australia 2011 developer keynote today with a pretty compelling “seamless computing” demo utilization the whole deck of Microsoft platforms including Windows Phone 7, Surface, Windows 7, Kinect and Silverlight. The demo features a scenario where an architect is working on a house design project and needs to find a replacement part for a door handle that is no longer available
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nsquared demos “seamless computing” prototype at TechEd Australia 2011