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#1 FaiKee

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:23

I have started a thread about Win9, unfortunately in the OP the rumor from WZor was proved to be fake, hope Neowin Admin/mod would lock that thread, tks! :)

 

Back in May a MS guy had posted in PCBeta a list from his FB profile that brought some interests to the MS Products mentioned in the list:

 

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Now, he made another post in PCBeta about current status of Win9 and Win365, but since he had wished to keep low profile and asked me not to post links, so here's a screen-shot:

 

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The Bing translation is terrible(as usual), so here's the proper translation:

 

(Windows) 365 my current info is 2 editions planned
Couldn't mention the names to avoid being caught.

 

Mainly it's like Office 365
Targeted to mid and small business, educational institutes
Windows 9 currently exists 3 activation systems
but very soon it would become 2, or even 1 (some sort of transformed system)

 

Internally, Windows Branch expect that before Windows 9 Preview release(I confirm Win9 Preview now exists)
There will be Windows 365 infos/preview announced.

 

Metro 2.0 UI is now available in new builds for testing.

 

Cortana for Windows now available in builds for special team to test(I am one of the team)
But general testing crews are unable to launch it
This feature is hidden for general testing
Bing/Research Team had developed this strong system since 07-08, and is now putting up full effort to improve this feature.

 

We also improved the Refresh/Reset-Your-PC features in Windows 9
But I am not going to talk more about API's.

 

About games:
I could replace system files and kernel version and launch some on-line or local games
But it seems not to be too stable, despite some improvments.
(Note: I believe he was refering to DirectX-12, as he had discussed about it quite a lot in another PCBeta thread)

 

Basically the current developed build is running well,
Unfortunately I am unable to provide screen-shots or build tag infos., sorry.

 

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I hope that if people wishes to quote this post, please don't refer me as "leaker" or even "MS leaker", I am just a messenger, translating between English and Chinese sites, thanks!.

 

Currently MS is holding tight security on their products, I would only post the brief general plans to avoid job risks to this nice guy or my MS friends, and let other guys with better resources to provide the details.




#2 Sionic Ion

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:33

I really hope this new Modern UI 2.0 is something fresh to all the OSes, something that carries the same design language to each platform but gives it some unique way of looking the part on the platform. Like all the tiles should look the same, Windows shouldn't have different tiles than Windows Phone. The same tiles should be used on all platforms.

 

The apps on Windows have more color than the white on black or black on white look for built-in apps on Windows Phones. Like the PC settings app looks very nice on Windows, but the settings app is hideous on Windows Phone, I always get lost.



#3 OP FaiKee

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 05:33

I really hope this new Modern UI 2.0 is something fresh to all the OSes, something that carries the same design language to each platform but gives it some unique way of looking the part on the platform. Like all the tiles should look the same, Windows shouldn't have different tiles than Windows Phone. The same tiles should be used on all platforms.

 

The apps on Windows have more color than the white on black or black on white look for built-in apps on Windows Phones. Like the PC settings app looks very nice on Windows, but the settings app is hideous on Windows Phone, I always get lost.

You could have some idea from these 2 videos from MS Research, but I believe Interactive Live Tiles are just one feature among others of Metro2. :)

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=dGMEXtPRT_I

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=oEkIbUWzkLU



#4 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:21

i think this is bill gates doing a commercial for it :D

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what i think they need most is besides a better interface (a bit subjective anyway), to make it much more customizable per default, add more options and please finally fix the way updates are handled.

 

for more security they would probably need finally a new file-system and structure. but i fear that train has gone long time ago. :rofl:



#5 OP FaiKee

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:09

 I asked the guy about the rumored "win9 Preview in Sept/Oct", his reply is similar to what I've heard earlier:

Translation: Base on the current progress, it is quite unlikely, btw there is no win9 preview schedule posted internally.

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One possibility (it's just my guess) is the rumored preview is actually for Threshold(win8.2), as MS probably also wish to have a public test on the "Win7SP2 features" like start menu, etc., before they are released. Guess we'll find out later.



#6 fusi0n

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:11

i think this is bill gates doing a commercial for it :D

650_1Bill.jpg

 

what i think they need most is besides a better interface (a bit subjective anyway), to make it much more customizable per default, add more options and please finally fix the way updates are handled.

 

for more security they would probably need finally a new file-system and structure. but i fear that train has gone long time ago. :rofl:

 

LMFAO, I LOLed in real life, and my wife thinks I'm sane.. 



#7 Studio384

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:18

 I asked the guy about the rumored "win9 Preview in Sept/Oct", his reply is similar to what I've heard earlier:

Translation: Base on the current progress, it is quite unlikely, btw there is no win9 preview schedule posted internally.

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One possibility (it's just my guess) is the rumored preview is actually for Threshold(win8.2), as MS probably also wish to have a public test on the "Win7SP2 features" like start menu, etc., before they are released. Guess we'll find out later.

Ok, I realy start to doubt your sources now, you said ealrier that "Threshold" - what you call Windows 8.2 - was canceled and that Microsoft had started developing Windows 9 (what everybody else calls "Threshold").



#8 OP FaiKee

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:46

Ok, I realy start to doubt your sources now, you said ealrier that "Threshold" - what you call Windows 8.2 - was canceled and that Microsoft had started developing Windows 9 (what everybody else calls "Threshold").

I didn't say WinThreshold(Win8.2) was cancelled, I said MS may abandon it but not decided yet, currently AFAIK, Threshold team is still coding builds.

 

Win9 coding was started in early 2013. :)



#9 Max Norris

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 14:10

for more security they would probably need finally a new file-system and structure. but i fear that train has gone long time ago. :rofl:

And how exactly would a different file system provide more security when the biggest security problem for any computer is the person using it?

#10 George P

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 14:28

There is nothing wrong with NTFS, they've been making it better and better with each new version.  There really is no need to change to a new file system.



#11 OP FaiKee

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:14

Gemini testing internally on wp. :)  (forget about those Chinese, just us joking around).

 

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#12 George P

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:25

Interesting, taking the office apps out of the WP OS is the next step, starting with music/video and a few other things that are used more was the right thing to do and now with this they can push us out more updates without having to wait for the OS itself.  Should be exciting to see how these new Office apps are on Windows and WP.



#13 Sszecret

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:31

Interesting, taking the office apps out of the WP OS is the next step, starting with music/video and a few other things that are used more was the right thing to do and now with this they can push us out more updates without having to wait for the OS itself.  Should be exciting to see how these new Office apps are on Windows and WP.

 

They're merging RT and WP, so it makes sense to have the touch Office on it. Really curious what they will do with the newer OneNote. 



#14 OP FaiKee

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:15

If you got into their beta program, guess you could have a hands-on some time later. :)



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 21:31

Rumor: Windows 9 will not be called Windows 9. It will drop the version number, and will just be called Windows.