Windows 8 features

You may be wondering – “But I’ve just gotten used to Windows 7” and the cycle starts again, for another release of Windows. If you’re wondering what features you can expect, and what makes “8” better than “7”, have a look at the list of the teams busy building Windows 8:

    • App Compatibility and Device Compatibility
    • App Store
    • Applications and Media Experience
    • App Experience
    • Core Experience Evolved
    • Device Connectivity
    • Devices & Networking Experience
    • Ecosystem Fundamentals
    • Engineer Desktop
    • Engineering System
    • Enterprise Networking
    • Global Experience
    • Graphics Platform
    • Hardware Developer Experience
    • Human Interaction Platform
    • Hyper-V
    • In Control of Your PC
    • Kernel Platform
    • Licensing and Deployment
    • Media Platform
    • Networking Core
    • Performance
    • Presentation and Composition
    • Reliability, Security, and Privacy
    • Runtime Experience
    • Search, View, and Command
    • Security & Identity
    • Storage & Files Systems
    • Sustained Engineering
    • Telemetry
    • User-Centered Experience
    • Windows Online
    • Windows Update
    • Wireless and Networking services
    • XAML


An exhausting list to be sure, however what about the new copy tracking feature, and how do we know about that feature and the USB3.0 support?

Simple, I’ve been following the Building Window 8 blog, which has been live for only a few weeks now, but is showing considerable detail, and interesting detail at that. Suggest you go take a look.

Nicolas Blank

Nicolas is an Architect, author, and speaker focused on all things Exchange and Cloud at NBConsult. With over 16 years of experience on Exchange, Nicolas consults to customers globally on cloud based and on-premises Exchange as well as ISVs building Exchange focused products. Nicolas has extensive experience using Azure to create public and private Azure based offerings leveraging cloud based principles and common sense. Nicolas currently holds status of MCM Exchange 2010, Office 365 (Microsoft Certified Master), MCSM Exchange 2013, and has been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft Exchange since March 2007. Nicolas has co-authored "Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Design, Deploy and Deliver an Enterprise Messaging Solution," published by Sybex. Nicolas blogs regularly on Exchange and messaging topics at, tweets at @nicolasblank, and is the founder of and a contributor to IT Pro Africa and @itproafrica

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