September 03, 2012

What’s New in Windows 8

Windows 8’s RTM has already been released and the manufacturers are all gearing up to embed it in their systems. What impact will Windows 8 have on its users, the question is still open. Let’s wait for that and till then we can take a look at the Windows 8 features. Other than the Metro-style user interface, ISO mounting, and social media integration, Windows 8 offers convenience and a more enhanced computing approach to users. Check them out: (See Also Windows 8 upgrade support)
1. SkyDrive – Windows 8 will feature an improved, Metro-style SkyDrive app, a cloud storage service from Microsoft. It will make sure that users can not only access their accounts (SkyDrive) from a Metro-style application running Windows 8 but also upload, open, share, and save their files from wherever they want.

Users will simply have to register their email address on a Windows 8 computer to start using SkyDrive. Once the email address is registered, users can store their files on SkyDrive and every Windows 8 computer or device will automatically update the saved files or changes made to them in the later course of time. (See Also Windows 8 upgrade essentials)
Windows 8 will also offer a convenient drag and drop interface for saving and recovering SkyDrive files on the Desktop. There will be a conventional SkyDrive Desktop application, which will be managed through Windows Explorer and accessible through Microsoft Office and other such Desktop applications. Windows 8 will also enable users to access their files remotely whenever they are away from their home computer. Those who have chosen to save their files on their computer’s hard disk drive will be able to access it from a remote location. To do so, users will need an alternate authentication code, which will be sent to them by Microsoft on either their mobile phone or an alternating email address. (See Also major differences between Windows 8 and 7) 
2. Windows Start Search – Since the Start button has been dropped from the Metro-style interface, the useful Windows Start Search app has also been shifted on the right hand side to offer users a neater experience. The Windows Start Search utility appears only when you drift your mouse on the screen.

Otherwise, it remains hidden to make the user interface look more spacious. Besides, the Search utility has been improved to offer a more customized search. You can now search for and open files, folders, apps etc. or pin them to the taskbar on the interface using the Advanced button. Besides, if you want to do an online search, you will need to sign into a Hotmail, Live ID, or MSN account. One single sign-in will automatically sign you into all the Microsoft accounts. Thus you need not individually sign in to each account to check for or search emails etc.
3. Windows Narrator – Now Windows 8 has introduced something for less-advanced, non-geek users, or users with vision or hearing impairments and that is Windows Narrator. The useful app walks you through the installation procedure via on-screen instructions or voice commands. You can now talk to the voice assistant to get the job done.

The multi-lingual tool will read for you and respond to all your commands to help you perform the installation or open or launch any application. If your vision is little challenged, you can enlarge the graphics and text to help yourself. You can even adjust the contrast settings to make the display more comfortable and clear. (See Also what to expect from Windows 8)

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