Latest Windows 8.1 leak has major changes to IE development tools

As we reported on Wednesday, the latest pre-launch build for Windows 8.1 found its way on the Internet. The new Build 9385 has already yielded some interesting changes compared to previous leaked versions of Microsoft's next OS upgrade.

A video posted by Bavogames on YouTube shows off some of the changes in this version of Windows 8.1 They include some additions to the in-house developed Alarms and Movie Moments apps. However, there's also been some major changes to something that will affect website creators; the development tools put into Internet Explorer 11.

As McAkins Online points out, the video shows that the tools, brought up by pressing the F12 key, have received a new user interface that's similar to that of the current Visual Studio UI. This is apparently the first major change to these tools since the launch of IE8 several years ago.

Microsoft will likely launch a public preview build of Windows 8.1 during its BUILD conference in San Fransisco in mid-June, and will almost certainly follow up with a final RTM launch later this summer. The launch of Windows 8.1 could also be a catalyst for Microsoft and third party PC makers to release new products, which might include 7 or 8 inch tablets.

Source: Bavogames on YouTube via McAkins Online

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