Windows 8: Build 8042 compiled

Windows 8, for the time being, is still in internal development. According to WinBeta, Windows 8 Build 8042.0.110707-1940 has been compiled. It is a Milestone 3 Build and was compiled on July 7th.

It appears that some of the features are broken, but in reality, have yet to be updated with the rewritten code. That code will get added in on a Win Main build. Instead, work is being done to ensure the promised new UI is fully functional. In fact, bugs are being fixed at an exponential rate. Neowin previously reported on a possible Community Technical Preview for Windows 8. That does not appear like it will happen. Instead, Microsoft appears to be working on having something ready for its BUILD Developer conference (September 13th to 16th).

It also appears that Microsoft is working on a ton of new Live services and integrating them with Windows 8. Windows 8 and Windows Live are not synchronized in terms of development. Windows Live is currently in a Milestone 2 coding phase, with Milestone 1 bits currently being deployed into Windows 8. The company is simply leveraging the code base of Windows Live to make things work in Windows 8. We can safely assume that we will hear more about Windows 8's cloud features during the Worldwide Partner Conference next week as well as during the BUILD conference.

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The exact name of the next Windows version would be: Windows Disaster, Windows Apocalypse Edition, Windows 2012, Windows Of World End, and so on......

Samsung777 said,
The exact name of the next Windows version would be: Windows Disaster, Windows Apocalypse Edition, Windows 2012, Windows Of World End, and so on......

I had to smirk at that one.

FaiKee said,
According to canouna of MDL, this is just another fake build string.....

http://forums.mydigitallife.in...gt-7989)-Discussions/page39

build string is real.. and the previous build string of 8030 is real as well. The questionable thing was the notification image, which has nothing to do with 8030 and has not been confirmed to be either real or fake.

Also, if you see a torrent for 8030 or 8042, its fake and likely contains malware, so don't mess with it! I'm sure Neowin will announce if a new build is leaked.

Why can't someone just go down to Redmond Campus as a delivery man go up to Sinofsky's office, wait until he leaves the office to go pee or have a snack, sneak in with a 8 GB thumb drive, connect it to his computer and copy the latest build from the Downloads folder. Geez!

Mr. Dee said,
Why can't someone just go down to Redmond Campus as a delivery man go up to Sinofsky's office, wait until he leaves the office to go pee or have a snack, sneak in with a 8 GB thumb drive, connect it to his computer and copy the latest build from the Downloads folder. Geez!

That's a job for the "mission impossible" dog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLssW7lyzxw

Mr. Dee said,
Why can't someone just go down to Redmond Campus as a delivery man go up to Sinofsky's office, wait until he leaves the office to go pee or have a snack, sneak in with a 8 GB thumb drive, connect it to his computer and copy the latest build from the Downloads folder. Geez!

That's impossible, especially with Ballmer's psycho-awareness and ninja moves. You wouldn't stand a chance. Have you seen what he does in PUBLIC?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8To-6VIJZRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...1jPLOIA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..._GPIqRA&feature=related
Selling Windows 1.0:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...NNOLnCk&feature=related
Selling XP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ufkbuD0&feature=related

Edited by Prince781, Jul 9 2011, 9:37pm :

People complaining that this isn't news, clearly hasn't been members since 2001, and/or don't know what neowin.net was in it's early years.

how hard will it be to completely metrofy the AERO UI..??
so it goes completely with the new TOUCH UI?
would look really awesome..
thinking of GLASS METRO behind the tiles.. same as metro but glass...and 3D.. to help with the rendering.. but again.. microsoft will stick to their low requirments..

Zain Adeel said,
how hard will it be to completely metrofy the AERO UI..??
so it goes completely with the new TOUCH UI?
would look really awesome..
thinking of GLASS METRO behind the tiles.. same as metro but glass...and 3D.. to help with the rendering.. but again.. microsoft will stick to their low requirments..

'Glass Metro' would look awful. The glass is awful in Windows Vista and Windows 7. The full desktop mode should adopt a Metro design that is very similar to the new Start screen and apps.

Zain Adeel said,
how hard will it be to completely metrofy the AERO UI..??
so it goes completely with the new TOUCH UI?
would look really awesome..
thinking of GLASS METRO behind the tiles.. same as metro but glass...and 3D.. to help with the rendering.. but again.. microsoft will stick to their low requirments..

I am pretty sure they would do that....In fact, they need to do that if they are really going for Windows in tablets......they will just have to be too focused about it! Finger friendliness is a crucial aspect of any touch based design!

The one change I don't like so far in Windows Explorer is the details pane being moved from the bottom to the right. Because of this, only one of either the preview pane or details pane can be enabled at a time now. Position of details pane should be user adjustable. It was fine at the bottom.

xpclient said,
The one change I don't like so far in Windows Explorer is the details pane being moved from the bottom to the right.

Chances are it can be moved though just like before via a style hack, although I agree, an easy click and done option would be nice.

Orange Battery said,
I hope they keep the name, Windows 7 sounded so much better than XP or Vista
nah they should use a sweet name like windows "horizon" you know, or any other cool name out there, but it may confuse consumers so they might as well stick with windows 8

Orange Battery said,
I hope they keep the name, Windows 7 sounded so much better than XP or Vista

maybe Windows Infinity since it would be like an 8. ive had that name since i thought a name that would make sense for win8 but oh well. maybe they will leave it as windows 8, who knows.

BTW, misleading title, I got all excited for nothing... WinBeta is just stating that that build has been achieved, nothing more, nothing less.

Jose_49 said,
BTW, misleading title, I got all excited for nothing... WinBeta is just stating that that build has been achieved, nothing more, nothing less.


slow news day

Another brilliant quality article, almost as good as the iPhone 5 rumour earlier in the week (/s). There are no screenshots to this article, no real explaination of anything.

As some others have said it hasn't been released, it has been compiled.

On a separate note, it appears that internally, Microsoft employees are excited and happy to be using Windows 8. In fact, many of them are using Windows 8 as their primary operating system.

Source? Apart from being ripped from WinBeta? I'm pretty certain that unless you are on the Windows team employees do not have access to the build (due to potential leaks), and if they are using it as the main OS it is probably to test it to make sure bugs are found.

dave164 said,
Another brilliant quality article, almost as good as the iPhone 5 rumour earlier in the week (/s). There are no screenshots to this article, no real explaination of anything.

As some others have said it hasn't been released, it has been compiled.

Source? Apart from being ripped from WinBeta? I'm pretty certain that unless you are on the Windows team employees do not have access to the build (due to potential leaks), and if they are using it as the main OS it is probably to test it to make sure bugs are found.


You do not have to read the article if you do not want to, plain and simple. Everyone knows that Windows 8 news is hard to come by. Microsoft doesn't exactly want the information out there. It honestly would not surprise me that by M3, Microsoft employees would be using the OS.

jwoodfin09 said,

You do not have to read the article if you do not want to, plain and simple. Everyone knows that Windows 8 news is hard to come by. Microsoft doesn't exactly want the information out there. It honestly would not surprise me that by M3, Microsoft employees would be using the OS.

Do you think that the quality of the article would improve if nobody read it?

jwoodfin09 said,

You do not have to read the article if you do not want to, plain and simple. Everyone knows that Windows 8 news is hard to come by. Microsoft doesn't exactly want the information out there. It honestly would not surprise me that by M3, Microsoft employees would be using the OS.

The issue he has isn't that he doesn't want to read it, it's that he wants to read it and it's of terrible, misleading quality. Telling somebody to jog on if they don't like what they see isn't conducive to producing better quality articles in the future.

Stupid!

Dayum... You could change it to 8042 Built. As this implies that it's released, and that's what I thought. But no, it's not leaked.

TechDudeGeorge said,
Dayum... You could change it to 8042 Built. As this implies that it's released, and that's what I thought. But no, it's not leaked.

Its been released internally. That's still a release.

jwoodfin09 said,
Its been released internally. That's still a release.

Just for the sake of clarity the title should say 'built' rather than 'released', as released implies public availability. It just shows a complete lack of care if the title isn't properly constructed and it verges on misleading, which wouldn't be surprising given that ad revenue is determined by page impressions.

TechDudeGeorge said,
Dayum... You could change it to 8042 Built. As this implies that it's released, and that's what I thought. But no, it's not leaked.

Funny how they changed the news title but the link is still the old one.

Samsung777 said,
Waiting for the Beta release late this year Can't wait ti get my hands on this OS....

And i can't wait to get my MOUSE on it, not my hands with that toy interface

thartist said,

And i can't wait to get my MOUSE on it, not my hands with that toy interface
really? this makes me want to buy a touch screen computer!

Jedimark said,
Wonder when they're going to start Beta testing on Connect.

Maybe we'll get a beta at the BUILD event in Sept like everyones been saying.

GP007 said,

Maybe we'll get a beta at the BUILD event in Sept like everyones been saying.

Yeah, but a lot of rumours going around that it'll end up on MSDN/Connect late July or August to Developers before a public beta at BUILD. If so, then it'll be leaked to us