Demo: Windows 8.1 fingerprint login support

Microsoft has already given us a little bit of information about what to expect in terms of fingerprint login support for Windows 8.1 and now we have a new video posted from Microsoft's TechEd conference that gives us a better look at the feature.

The video, hosted by Chris Hallum, goes over the feature for Windows 8.1 and it does appear to streamline the authentication process. The video is the on-screen only portion of the presentation but you can find the full video at the source link below.

Windows 8.1 is already set to bring a boatload of new features and we suspect that it will likely be the re-booting of the platform. While Windows 8 may have gotten off to a rough start with brand perception, Windows 8.1 appears to address nearly all of the major complaints with the platform that includes the return of the Start button and the ability to boot to the desktop.

Microsoft will be releasing a preview of Windows 8.1 later this month at its BUILD conference (we will be there!) and the RTM of the platform is expected to occur in the August timeframe. If this holds true, expect a similar timeline for the retail availability, like Windows 8, to land in October. 

Source: Channel 9 | Via: Winbeta

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