Microsoft Windows 8 Beta Unwrapped at MWC

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-02-29
 
 
 

Running on Windows 8

The presentation included touch-screen notebooks and tablets, desktop PCs and an enormous 82-inch wall-mounted touch-screen display made with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Running on Windows 8

Start Screen

Larson-Green logs into Windows 8 on a Samsung tablet to show the new way applications are laid out as icons on the start screen.

Start Screen

Xbox Live App

The Xbox Live application is one of many that will come preinstalled with the operating system, which allows users to connect with friends.

Xbox Live App

Social Networking

The People application makes it easier for friends to send links and documents to each other, while resizing or moving the screen around for instant messaging.

Social Networking

Windows 8 on a Notebook

Using a Lenovo U300S Ultrabook, Antoine Leblond shows the audience how the "start" screen looks.

Windows 8 on a Notebook

Finance App

A demonstration of the finance app, where Leblond shows that navigation is as easy to do with the mouse as it is with your fingers.

Finance App

Word and PowerPoint Apps

Here, Leblond demonstrates how the Word app can be docked to one side, while the PowerPoint app can be docked to the other for side-by-side viewing.

Word and PowerPoint Apps

File Transfers

A new way of displaying file transfers gives users more information on the process, while the messaging application (on the right) and a list of open apps (on the left) appear.

File Transfers

App Store

The landing page for the Windows App store features a "spotlight" section on the left where users can find top apps, new apps and recommended apps.

App Store

Windows 8 on the Big Screen

Vice president of Windows planning and ecosystem Michael Angiulo, along with Steven Sinofsky, show off the operating system on an 82-inch touch-screen display with a PC powered by a dual-core AMD processor.

Windows 8 on the Big Screen

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