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Windows 7: Microsoft to highlight its 'One Windows' progress at Build 2014


31 Mar 2014   #1
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Microsoft to highlight its 'One Windows' progress at Build 2014

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What's on tap for Microsoft's Build conference this week? Here's what we know and what we think we know.

While Microsoft execs have made substantial progress in the past couple of years toward breaking down silos inside the company, there's still a long road ahead.

This year's Microsoft Build conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on April 2, will highlight how far the company has come -- and also shed more light on how far it has yet to go -- toward delivering "One Windows."

(Microsoft published the list of sessions for the conference on the Build site on March 31.)

At the developer confab this week, officials are expected to disclose fully the feature sets of the Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8 Update 1 operating systems. They also, according to sources, will share a bit about the next major version of Windows -- Windows 9, codenamed "Threshold," aka Windows 9, which is supposedly due to arrive in the spring of 2015.
Read more at: Microsoft to highlight its 'One Windows' progress at Build 2014 | ZDNet


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02 Apr 2014   #2
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02 Apr 2014   #3
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Nice. A Start Menu, and modern apps can open in a Window on the desktop will be made available as an update. Don't know if it's Windows 8.1 Update or a future update. See video starting at 03:09:00.

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02 Apr 2014   #4

 

That's better, I could live with that.
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02 Apr 2014   #5

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Although personally I do not miss the Start Menu, I have to say that looks great!
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02 Apr 2014   #6

 

When I reloaded the macbook with 8.1 yesterday I thought I'd try and give it a go without adding start8 that I have on my other 8.1's, it looks like it wont be much of an issue now.
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02 Apr 2014   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Nice. A Start Menu, and modern apps can open in a Window on the desktop will be made available as an update. Don't know if it's Windows 8.1 Update or a future update. See video starting at 03:09:00.

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I don't have the time right now to watch the vid, but from this pic, is this showing the option of either having a start menu or a metro menu? I don't see the relevance of them both side by side if one they have the same options like the weather app or finance app, again I'm sure it is explained in the video, but just quick curiosity.
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02 Apr 2014   #8
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Nice. A Start Menu, and modern apps can open in a Window on the desktop will be made available as an update. Don't know if it's Windows 8.1 Update or a future update. See video starting at 03:09:00.

Attachment 312522
I don't have the time right now to watch the vid, but from this pic, is this showing the option of either having a start menu or a metro menu? I don't see the relevance of them both side by side if one they have the same options like the weather app or finance app, again I'm sure it is explained in the video, but just quick curiosity.
It didn't say, but I'm sure you'll have the option to pin and unpin what you like, and to have either a Start Menu or Start screen.
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02 Apr 2014   #9

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Sounds and looks more reasonable
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02 Apr 2014   #10

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Well well Microsoft, I guess the thought of having all your users switching to Linux because you don't listen to us has finally opened your eyes. This is a nice start.

FWIW, I wasn't hell bent on having a start menu either but the fact that they tried so hard not to give the people what they want was completely irrational and spoke to the tremendous ego of Microsoft and their developers.
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