Windows 8 Plans Leaked

With Windows 7 gaining market share and customer support, is now time to talk about Windows 8! It has recently leaked that Window 8 is planned for release mid 2012 and may be available to preview and test late this year. So what type of features is Microsoft planning to put in their new operating system (OS)? The biggest changes involve the inclusion of an apps store, improved energy efficiency, fast startup and easy reset (1567×1000)

Windows’ App Store

Windows 8 will be developed to have an app store similar to that of the iPhone. Users will be able to easily download and install applications. As far as the battery juice is concerned, the scales tip in the favor of Windows RT tablets. RT tablets have good battery life but the performance is not as good as one would want. However, Tablet 2 is powered with Atom Processor that is good enough to support running simultaneous apps. The battery power that this tablet can deliver would be 10+ hours that is twice over Intel Core processor. This means that even though the processor is not as great but battery power is amazing. This tablet is a good travel companion, as you would not need to run for charging point and use it for long hours at stretch.Applications will also be able to share information across each user’s devices instead of only on one PC My Live Updates.

There are numerous tablets supporting Windows 8 Pro or RT versions of Windows. However, the RT version is specifically for ARM based tablets as it is limited to legacy Windows apps.

Windows 8 Pro is supportive of entire Windows features and capabilities. You will be able to install as well as use Windows app. The full version of Windows is supported in Tablet 2 that makes it a wonderful tablet to use. You will be easily able to install and run Chrome that comes handy for most of the online browser related work.


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The best part is that this makes the tablet a complete BYOD enterprise use. Having a full fledge Windows installed on Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is something that makes it perfect for business and IT purpose.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Microsoft is making its new OS use less energy to enhance the user experience on mobile devices and laptops. To do this they are coming out with numerous versions of Windows 8, one for each type of device it will be used on.

Faster Startup

Windows 8 will be faster to startup and in some cases will resume from sleeping instantly. Logging off and logging on will be sped up for faster switching between various users.

Easy Reset Button

This is a unique feature that allows a user to reset Windows 8 back to the default settings while maintaining all their applications and files. This will empower users to have more control over their PCs.

Other additions include facial recognition for easy login and expanded help and support. Details about the product and to see Microsoft’s road map are available online through various news sources. All of these features are planned and the actual features and dates have not been officially released.

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