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#16 Osiris

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 14:54

Thanks for all the pics and post ingram, really tempted to slap this on my Win8 tablet, lot of nice improvements there. Some obvious, some overdue but eh, nice to see them in there at last. Side by Side metro apps, an obvious and overdue one but im really looking forward to that!


#17 George P

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 14:56

Ok, it seems like they added tab syncing between the two IEs. There's a video out there that shows as much.

#18 SekaiStory

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 14:58

I'm quite sure it's a really early build and pretty incomplete, but I share the same worries, it's simply not enough. Loving the advanced settings and expanded personalization, but it was clear that was coming. Then again they could issue big updates to all the core apps (and include new default apps) any day now and drastically improve the whole experience even on existing Windows 8 PCs.

Really hope they have an updated Store UI ready, improved App Switcher, improved APIs and more UI controls for developers (some special cool UI stuff is really a lot of work for a hobbyist app developer).

Also, I can't help wondering that the Metro side of Windows Phone 8 looks way better, but at the same time I can't point out what's wrong with Metro on Windows 8 either. Some things just look... off.

#19 Sszecret

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 14:58

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

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 14:59

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

#21 MillionVoltss

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 14:59

Is this Next Windows or for surface or or ?

#22 Osiris

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:03

Is this Next Windows or for surface or or ?


Just an update to windows 8 (so for desktops, laptops and tablets etc)...think of it as Windows 8.5 or Windows 8 R2 etc

#23 Sszecret

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:04

Is this Next Windows or for surface or or ?


AFAIK, Blue is a Service Pack-like thing that's meant for not just Windows 8 Client, but also Server, Phone and I think several others. vNext is Windows 9, but there's no real info on that as of yet.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:04

Is this Next Windows or for surface or or ?


It's an update for Win8

#25 George P

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:08

New APIs should be a given as well and I expect them.

#26 siah1214

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:15

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.

#27 Elessar

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:17

I'm not interested unless it has this: http://rvanhauwere.d...ktops-322506845

#28 Anthony Tosie

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:19

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.

#29 Sszecret

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:24

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...

#30 Osiris

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:28

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...pps-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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