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Windows 8 Briefing
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Windows 8 Intro
• Tablet / touch focused Metrostyle applications
• Runs on ARM, Intel, and AMD
processors
• 100% hardware accelerated UI
• Classic Desktop still alive
• If your PC can run Windows 7
it can run Windows 8
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Windows 8 – User Interface Demo (13:50)
• www.buildwindows.com
• Downloadable Keynotes
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Windows 8 – Let’s talk about ARM
• ARM will be the dominant processor on Windows 8 tablets
• Intel / AMD will continue to dominate on desktops
• Windows 8 will also run on Intel Atom processors
• Applications that target the new WinRT / Metro will run across all
platforms
• Older desktop applications (x86 targeted) will not run on ARM
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Windows 8 – Classic Desktop Experience
• Windows 7-style desktop is alive and well
• All your current Windows 7 applications will continue to run
• Don’t freak out because the Classic Start Menu is gone in the
developer preview
• Internet Explorer 10 also present with a traditional desktop
experience
• Enhancements to Windows Explorer as well
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Windows 8 – Classic Desktop Demo
• Switch to Desktop
• IE 10 Desktop Experience
• Windows Explorer
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Windows 8 – Integration with Cloud Services
• Windows LogOn using Live ID
• Deep integration with Windows Live, SkyDrive
• Sync application settings AND documents
• Integration with social networking services
• (Expect similar integration with SharePoint)
• Demo (time sync 1:57:30)
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Windows 8 – Windows Store Demo (54:30)
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Windows 8 – Additional Features to Watch
• Hyper-V 3.0 will be included in Windows Client
• Native support for mounting VHD’s and ISO files
• Picture Login
• Windows 8 Refresh and Reset
• Fast / Rapid Boot UEFI
• 300+ Features Not Shown at BUILD
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Windows 8 - Timeframes
• Developer Preview expires in March 2012
• Rumored target release for Windows 8 is Q4 2012
• Should I put a hold on my Windows 7 deployment plans and wait
for Windows 8?
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Windows 8 – Additional Info Resources
• Build Conference www.buildwindows.com
• Building Windows 8 Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8
• Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows www.winsupersite.com
• Neowin.net
www.neowin.net
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