Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Windows 8 Build event

Haven't been here for a while, will try to update the blog more frequently. I attended a Microsoft Build event yesterday where guys and a girl from Redmond presented the next operating system - Windows 8. The presentation was held in the US and was broadcast live worldwide.

So what are the new buzz words we hear in the next years:
- WinRT - a new run-time to provide a unified access to all languages: C, C++, C#, VB.NET and Javascript
- Reset/Restore will replace the familiar Restore Points. Creating your own "reset" point is available in command line utility only
- Metrostyle - is the new unified styling of applications supporting multi-touch, sliding etc

Additional features are:
- Publishing applications to the cloud. All the apps will be certified by "the big brother" to have no malicious code
- I was also impressed by boot up performance, it's a real improvement

Good work!
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