First look at Windows 8

Microsoft has unveiled a preview beta of Windows 8

  • Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows and Windows Live, and Michael Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware & PC Ecosystem, [[artnid:400762|demonstrate how Windows 8 works across a spectrum of devices|new]] during the keynote address at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.

  • Your personalised lock screen shows you unread emails and other app notifications.

  • Apps and content can be seen on the start screen.

  • Pick the files you want to send or share from one place.

  • Touch browsing is fast, fluid and intuitive.

  • The thumb keyboard feels natural and comfortable.

  • Large buttons help you type on the touch keyboard.

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