With the launch of Windows 8 less than four weeks away, Microsoft has now announced that people who use Windows 8 and Windows RT will also be able to check out an exclusive version of the company's MSN.com website on that same day.
In a new post on the MSN.com blog, Microsoft said the new Windows 8/RT version of the site will be optimized to run on Internet Explorer 10. The blog states that the new design is made to work well with touch screen devices as well as traditional desktops. The blog adds that Windows 8 and IE 10 users should see an increase in speed and performance with the MSN.com page. It states:
Because Internet Explorer 10 was designed to take advantage of the system architecture of Windows 8, rendering complex page layouts and high resolution images is faster and more fluid. Now you can easily view images, slideshows and videos, without compromising the overall experience. The result is a cleaner more “app-like” experience that allows you use the Flip Ahead feature to swiftly jump from article to article with a simple gesture. The pages render twice as fast as the classic MSN web experience. You can use the Snap feature to snap a given page to the side of screen – say your favorite stock- while you engage in another program or page.
Microsoft also announced that it will launch a new section of MSN.com called MSN News alongside the Windows 8 revamp of the site, which it says will offer short news stories of between 300 to 500 words. It will also have new content partnerships with the Associated Press and Reuters.
Source: MSN.com blog | Images via Microsoft