3) Microsoft Windows App Store
With the advent of the new “digitalized store” age heralded by certain parties such as Apple, Steam and Google, it would be foolish if Microsoft did not catch on. So, it was with great auspices that Antoine Leblond, who is the current corporate vice president of Windows Web Services, and Ted Dworkin, the current director of program management for Windows Store announced the introduction of the Windows App Store to great public hype. Windows 8 Screenshots noticed that applications can be free, but would start from $1.49 at a minimum with 30 % percent going to Microsoft. Microsoft announced that their store would be much more flexible than their current counterpart rivals, which would be fantastic news for developers.
Windows 8 Screenshots shows that the App Store would highlight some of the more interesting and utility Apps, such as what is above, where Apps like Evernote, which works like a very useful notebook and Cut the Rope, a game involving a cute critter, candy and ropes. The Store would also feature the stylish Metro UI which would most certainly ease users into the App Store.
4) New Task Manager
A brand new Task Manager would be available in the Windows 8 Operating System, replacing the old Windows Task Manager. Windows 8 Screenshots shows the new Task Manager looks more simplistic with more vibrant colors. It is also outfitted with more details and greater information about the performance of your machine, absolutely great for micro-management fanatics.
In the Windows 8 Screenshots above, it would be easier for users to see how the workloads would be for each of the 160 logical processors, with colors of blue to show the various loads that they have. This would certainly allow users a much smoother time figuring out whether their computer is underutilized or over utilized.
In the Windows 8 Screenshots above, you can now set processor affinities; this would allow technical experts to tweak which processor(s) they want the program to run on. If you are not an expert on these kind of stuff, fret not as the Operating System would sort these things out for the common users, ensuring seamlessly experiences whenever you switch on your Windows 8 computer.
5) Windows Live ID Integration
Windows 8 Screenshots noticed another new and enthralling feature of the new Windows 8 OS would be that the user accounts of consumers would not need to be restricted to local anymore, but rather, could be linked up to their own Window’s Live ID. This would mean there would be no need to adjust or tweak Windows settings on your laptop, or personal home computer if they are linked through the Live ID and are using Windows 8. Files and Applications would also not be lost when you switch devices through this fresh and neoteric method.
Windows 8 Screenshots saw that the new Metro UI would also persist throughout all of your Windows 8 linked computers, meaning your laptop would apply the last used state from your linked Desktop or any other devices you have. This integration would also mean login credentials would automatically be synced throughout all of your linked computers; removing the hassle of needing to login every time you use a brand new device. Windows would also be programmed to sign in to applications and services that uses your Windows Live ID.
Of course, Windows 8 Screenshots noted that all these are customizable for the intricate users who like to manage their information meticulously. “You can decide if things like your web history, favorites, or credentials should sync to your work machine, or if you’d prefer to keep those or anything else that is synced only on your personal machines,” explains Katie Frigon on a blogpost.
In conclusion, these are only 5 of the features that Microsoft had already integrated into their brand new Operating System. There are already a lot more that Windows 8 Screenshots did not cover; such as the new Windows Explorer or Windows to Go. There would be more interesting news coming from Microsoft and everyone, including Windows 8 Screenshots, are eagerly anticipating the official launch of the new Operating System to the general public.