Microsoft previews Windows 8.1 in short video

Jensen Harris, of the Windows Team, has published a short video on the Windows YouTube channel that highlights a few of the new features that can be found in Windows 8.1. He shows off the new Start screen and its customization options, improvements to the lock screen, the hugely improved Search feature, multi-sized app snapping, SkyDrive integration and more.

While improvements to the desktop interface were not shown, including the return of the Start button, you'll be able to check it out for yourself when the Preview version of Windows 8.1 launches on June 26th. In the meantime, check out some of the features in action thanks to the video above.

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