Windows 8 blog desktop screenshot replaced; odd icon gone

On Friday, Microsoft updated its official Windows 8 blog with a massive (over 11,000 word) post which went over how the Windows 8 team designed the user interface for the upcoming PC and tablet operating system. One of the highlights of the post was Microsoft going over some of the changes planned for the desktop UI.

That post included a screenshot, shown above, as an example of the new desktop look. If you look closely at the taskbar in the screenshot, you can see a mysterious icon on the left side. You can check out a close up of that icon below.

 

Well, it looks like someone at Microsoft didn't want that image with that taskbar icon to go out. The Windows 8 blog entry has now been updated with a new Windows 8 desktop UI screenshot. The image now eliminates the odd looking taskbar logo. What exactly this icon was supposed to be, and why it was removed from the screenshot, remains a mystery.

This isn't the first time that Microsoft has changed something in its Windows 8 blog after it has been posted live. Indeed, a few days ago the blog showed an extensive article that talked about multi-monitor support for Windows 8. Microsoft quickly removed that entire post from the blog, although we got the details before the post was pulled.

Microsoft's Windows 8 Twitter page didn't state why the multi-monitor post was taken down earlier this week but did say that an "updated post will appear soon".

Images via Microsoft

Thanks to Techblitzblog for the heads-up

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