Thursday, July 31, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Researchers Discover New Smartphone Flaws
U.S. Government Issues Warning About Malicious Software
Hackers Can Use USB Devices in Attacks
Next Apple TV Release Delayed
CoD: Advanced Warfare Collector's Editions Announced
Lite-On IT Merged With Lite-On
AMD Introduces New Kaveri APUs for System Builders
Toshiba, Samsung Vie For 48-layer 3-D NAND Chips
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Microsoft to Unveil Windows 8.1


Microsoft will release a preview of Windows 8.1 at its annual developers conference. The free update promises to address some of the issues people have with the Windows 8 OS.

The Build conference, which starts Wednesday in San Francisco, will give Microsoft's partners a chance to learn more about the new system and try it out.

There's also speculation that Microsoft could show off a smaller version of its Surface tablet computers, taking advantage of the native support for small screen devices offered by Windows 8.1.

Windows 8.1 will be released to the general public later in the year, though a specific date hasn't been announced.

Users have been complaining that Microsoft's Windows 8 OS lacks a Start button on the lower left corner of the screen and that settings, a search box and other functions were hidden away in a menu that had to be pulled out from the right. Microsoft will not restore the traditional start button but it will restore a logo in that spot and will let users add favorite applications, such as Word and Excel, to a horizontal tool bar while working in the desktop mode.

And while Microsoft has encouraged people to use the new tablet-style layout, many programs are designed for the older, desktop mode. Windows 8 users had to use the tablet layout when they started up the machines and then to manually switch the desktop mode each time. Windows 8.1 will allow people to start in the desktop mode automatically. In that mode, it is restoring a button that resembles the old Start button.

Other new features of Windows 8.1 include more options to use multiple apps and more integrated search results.

The 8.1 update will include a built-in connection with Microsoft's online storage system, SkyDrive, to back up photos, music and program files.

Internet Explorer 11, the next generation of Microsoft's Web browser, will also come with Windows 8.1.


Previous
Next
Google's Rivals Seek Tough EU antitrust Action        All News        New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Available For $249
Google's Rivals Seek Tough EU antitrust Action     General Computing News      Microsoft and Oracle Team Up On Cloud Computing

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Brings Cortana To New Markets
Microsoft Releases The Sharks Cove, A Raspberry Pi Alternative
China Starts Anti-monopoly Investigation On Microsoft
Microsoft's Profit Hurt By Nokia Acquisition, Plans Unified OS
Microsoft Is Shutting Down Xbox Entertainment Studios
Microsoft To Eliminate 18,000 Jobs
Microsoft To Take EU 'Right to be forgotten' Requests
Microsoft To Announce Job Cuts
Microsoft To Take On Chromebooks with $200 Windows Notebooks
Microsoft's Nadella To Announce Company Sharkeup
Microsoft Patches IE In Latest Security Updates
Microsoft's Smartwatch Rumored For October Launch

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .