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Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky Showcased Windows 8 @D9

We earlier reported that Microsoft was all set to showcase Windows 8 tablet @D9 conference. And to much of its acceptance , Microsoft did what was rumored. Microsoft Demonstrated ideas and designs running around the next generation of Windows.

Today , Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky and Julie-Larson Green came along and offered the first official Look of Windows 8 tablet PC’s.During D9 Sinofsky also mentioned to D9 host Walt Mossberg ,

“We tried with Windows 8 to re-imagine how you work with a PC”

Also it read officially from Microsoft , that Next generation of Windows have been internally codenamed as “Windows 8″.

win8d93 Microsofts Steven Sinofsky Showcased Windows 8 @D9

Also Windows 8 apps would be using HTML5, providing additional capabilities using standard JavaScript and HTML as well. All the apps would be full screen and touch optimized .This image displays the start screen of Windows 8 tablets  and looks like Windows phone 7 tile metro interface.Again all tiles would be live tiles , featuring live updates like weather , messages , mail etc.

Here goes few features for Windows 8 touch devices :

  • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
  • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
  • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
  • Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
  • Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
  • Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

You may check out Windows 8 UI video as well :

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