Windows 8.1 preview now available!
CrisRowlands | On 27, Jun 2013
The Build keynote stream has just finished & Microsoft has given us loads of new details about the next update to Windows 8.
First off, there are enhancements to the start screen – you can now resize tiles just like you can on Windows Phone 8 (and 7.8) and get to ‘all apps’ by swiping up, just like you swipe horizontally on Windows Phone.
Then there are some changes on the desktop – you can disable the corner hotspots for switching apps etc, and the start button has returned for better or worse. It seems they have added plenty of little changes to make things better for the many desktop users out there.
Modern ui apps can now be snapped to whatever sizes you like & you can have up to 4 apps side by side, even multiple windows of the same app and different apps across multiple windows.
Other things they highlighted included the importance of bing & how they are integrating it a lot more.
To download the Windows 8.1 preview, you can get it here!
What I’m excited to see is what features from Windows 8.1 might filter their way through to Windows Phone?