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Windows 8 news

Probably the biggest change of all, Windows 8 will contain a new interface that is modelled from Windows Phone 7, while maintaining the existing Windows 7 desktop mode.

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/31/designing-for-metro-style-and-the-desktop.aspx

 

Hypver-V virtualization platform (currently on Windows 2008 server platform).

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/07/bringing-hyper-v-to-windows-8.aspx

 

USB 3.0 support

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/22/building-robust-usb-3-0-support.aspx

 

Native support for ISO image files

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/30/accessing-data-in-iso-and-vhd-files.aspx

 

Windows Explorer (no, not Internet Explorer, but the one for managing local files) will have Office 2007/2010-style ribbon

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/29/improvements-in-windows-explorer.aspx

 

Improvement in copy and delete of files (including pause-and-resume)

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/23/improving-our-file-management-basics-copy-move-rename-...

 

 

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