Today starting at 9a.m. PT Microsoft’s developer conference will feature a keynote that highlights Windows 8 changes and the revised developer experience. There will be a live stream of the conference keynote available on the conference website http://www.buildwindows.com/.
The core changes will be updated UI and a refresh that brings Windows 8 more in line with the current Apple OS X offerings (source ZDNET).
The OS X comparable offerings include:
- History Vault (Time Machine)
- Windows App Store (App Store)
- ISO Mounting (Native OS X)
- Cloud Based Profiles (iDisk/Mobile Me)
- Modern Reader PDF Support (Preview)
Other New features:
- Windows Explorer Ribbons
- Updated Task Manager
- ARM Processor Support
- Internet Explorer 10
- Pattern and Facial recognition logins
There are sure to be other features that sneak into Windows 8 and that may be helpful for the enterprise.
Our vote for the most hated new feature is surely Windows Explorer Ribbons. Apparently there is a vast difference between the Windows and Office team with incorporating user feedback.