Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 code name “Windows blue” will be available to download as public preview on 26 June 2013.

What’s new:

  1. Start Button is back again.
  2. Internet Explorer 11 allows user to show address bar, tabs similar to old IE.
  3. Improved search functionality for apps, program within OS.
  4. Ability to switch back to traditional windows desktop easily.
  5. Visibility of control panel let user manages power option, display settings, Windows update and join domain.
  6. Better personalization, built-in apps, Windows Store and cloud connectivity such as sky drive.
  7. Windows embedded version will allow connectivity to ATMs, point of service (POS) terminals and kiosks.
  8. Better mouse and keyboard option for desktop user.

Microsoft sold 100 million Windows 8 license. Microsoft listened to user who complained that Windows 8 is a tablet version not a desktop. Again Microsoft will allow Windows 8 user to download and upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free via Windows store.

About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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