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That desktop tile is really interesting, but it was kinda obvious they'd go that route. Just look at Microsoft Dynamics. They showed this off mid last year IIRC.

http://cdn-static.zd...csstartpage.png

That's an app that currently exists in that form. While yes, it's an expected change, it has nothing to do with the Microsoft dynamics app you posted.

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Is this Next Windows or for surface or or ?

Blue is Microsoft's next big update for all its operating systems and (supposedly) services. Each will have its own version, such as Windows Blue, Windows Phone Blue, etc. Recently it was rumored their online services would also be part of the refresh, but we haven't seen anything to corroborate that yet. It's more than a service pack but less than Windows 9, basically.

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I also hope they improve the media apps and features!!!!

There was a rumor that there would be a Pre-Blue update to all built-in apps, as soon as this month. Still 7 days left...

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There was a rumor that there would be a Pre-Blue update to all built-in apps, as soon as this month. Still 7 days left...

Bit more than a rumour, the updates are in the pipes just waiting to be sent out via the updating system it looks like

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-expected-to-update-its-full-suite-of-built-in-windows-8-apps-7000013004/

That being said I think the mail and xbox media app would have to have some pretty big changes to get some of you back onside. I am not expecting much, cpl of new things here and there...that being said low expectations, I might come out pleasantly surprised :)

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I am not impressed even by 1 bit.

Microsoft held back these options on purpose to reveal slightly tweaked options later. I can bet this update will not be free. It will come at very small premium.

These cosmetic tweaks should have been in Windows 8 since RTM.

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4 way snap and multiple monitor support for metro apps is finally here.Thats awesome

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I am not impressed even by 1 bit.

Microsoft held back these options on purpose to reveal slightly tweaked options later. I can bet this update will not be free. It will come at very small premium.

These cosmetic tweaks should have been in Windows 8 since RTM.

They give people reason to "need" to upgrade to another version that will cost them. Most companies do it nowadays though to be honest, doesn't make it right though.

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Interesting details on those screenshots.

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Sorry but it still looks as horrible as Windows 8. That UI just doesn't cut it.

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What happens when you change the desktop Explorer borders to black? Have they fixed that annoyance?

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I sure can man, I'll check and see if they added any more support for all HTML5 standards soon!

Please go to html5test.com and paste your scores here, thanks!

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Meh...

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See the Calculate and Alarms apps names? I have same problem on my WP8 phone and i have also polish language (if anyone would wonder about these strange letters). It looks like some problem with coding.

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Both apps were released by MS.

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Nothing new improvements for PC desktop users? All i see improvements for tablets users and that makes me sad!

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Microsoft always seem to use this technique to test localisation of text in modern apps. Use of fonts with accents, as well as additional characters to test string length.

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i'm sorry but those screenshots make me want to barf. Maybe it's the green.

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Nothing new improvements for PC desktop users? All i see improvements for tablets users and that makes me sad!

The desktop got some really nice improvements with Win8.

Since MS thinks Metro is the future why would they spend more time updating the Desktop.

Although I would love them to update the icons a lot more I don't think we'll see this happening

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What's the story for the search box on the upper right? Is that going to be there full time now?

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What's the story for the search box on the upper right? Is that going to be there full time now?

I'm pretty sure that's just to block out the user tile - it's not actually a search box.

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I'm pretty sure that's just to block out the user tile - it's not actually a search box.

There's a permanent search box in the upper right corner of the Settings app now.

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There's a permanent search box in the upper right corner of the Settings app now.

I thought they were referring to the box on the Start Screen:

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But you're right, there seems to be an ugly search box that overlaps some of the text in the PC Settings screen:

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I hope that's not permanent, as it seems unnecessary and poorly implemented. That's exactly what the Charm Bar exists for.

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Please go to html5test.com and paste your scores here, thanks!

I got 323 and 6 bonus points in a VM in the desktop IE.

I'm pretty sure that's just to block out the user tile - it's not actually a search box.

That's the new permanent search box. I've only found it in the control panel so far.

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I thought they were referring to the box on the Start Screen:

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But you're right, there seems to be an ugly search box that overlaps some of the text in the PC Settings screen:

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I hope that's not permanent, as it seems unnecessary and poorly implemented. That's exactly what the Charm Bar exists for.

Depends on the resolution. On my installation at 1080p, the search box doesn't overlap, it sits fine in the top right corner :).

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There's a permanent search box in the upper right corner of the Settings app now.

Thanks!

I wonder if they'll end up rethinking the search charm for other apps too...

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Since MS thinks Metro is the future why would they spend more time updating the Desktop.

But people use the desktop now.

What can metro apps do better then desktop application for a a kb and mouse user?

I've read around the web about windows blue and i get the impression that Microsoft is just re-breading service packs.

Which is why its free for windows 8 users and would cost (whatever windows 8 cost win it comes out)for everyone else.

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