Enterprise Applications: Microsoft Windows 8 Puts Power, Performance in Developers` Hands
At its first-ever developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft showcased a preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named Windows 8. In addition to releasing the Windows 8 Developer Preview, Microsoft also offered new tools for developers to help write applications for more than 1 billion people around the world who use Windows every day. This is Windows re-imagined, Microsoft officials said Sept. 12 at the start of the conference. Indeed, from the chip to the user experience, Windows 8 re-imagines Windows, Microsoft executives said. Windows 8 builds on the best parts of Windows 7 while creating a modern platform designed for a new generation of hardware experiences. The PC experience is fast and fluid, beautiful, effortless and improves upon the Windows 7 fundamentals such as speed, reliability and security. Moreover, Windows 8 introduces a new user interface (UI) designed specifically for touch, known as the Metro style UI. From typography to animations, Windows 8 allows users to experience the PC effortlessly and simply, according to the Windows 8 Developer Preview fact sheet. In addition, the developer preview includes Platform Preview 3 of Internet Explorer 10, which is a Metro style browser, the company said.