Review Category : Windows 9

Windows 8.1 already supports displays with resolution up to 4K and the scaling is adjusted based on the resolution. Today, PCPortal revealed that Microsoft has now added support for displays up to 8K resolution and offers better DPI scaling, they discovered it in the leaked Windows 9 build 9832. The above images shows various sizes of system icons that will be used based on the screen resolution and the below image shows how scaling with work based on the DPI of the display. Recently, Dell announced the new Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor, the world’s first display with Ultra HD 5K resolution (5120 x 2880). Ultra HD 5K is equivalent to four times the resolution of QHD and seven times the resolution of Full HD. This upcoming Windows 9 improvement would be a welcome change for customers who buy this Dell’s new display. Read more about Dell’s display here. Source: PCportal via: Neowin ...

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Paul Thurrott today posted some tidbits on the upcoming Windows 9 version currently named Windows Technical Preview. Find the summary of the information he posted today below, Current Windows 9 Technical Preview Build number is 9841 You already know everything about the upcoming Start Menu, but new information from Paul is that you can resize the Start Menu itself. If you would prefer to the use old Start Screen, you can set it as well. Open Navigation properties (with Search) and then click the Start menu tab and select “Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen.” Click OK. There is a new menu when you open modern apps in Windowed mode. This menu includes Charms bar options like Search, Share, Play, Print, Project, Settings, and Full Screen, the latter of which toggles the app between floating window and full-screen views. Charms bar still works the same for touch interactions. Only when ...

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  As we are nearing the release of Windows 9 Technical Preview, more details about the upcoming Windows release is getting everyday. Here is an another tidbit about the new Start Menu that will be in the Windows Technical Preview. Your Start Menu color will change according to the theme you have selected on your device. If you have selected a purple theme with purple background, then the Start Menu will become purple color. This is a small thing, but it offer a personalized experience for millions of Windows 9 users. What do you think of this new feature? Source: PCportal.org.ru via: Neowin ...

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After months of rumors and reports, last week an internal build of upcoming Windows 9 build named ‘Windows Technical Preview’ with build number 9834 got leaked on the web. The leaked screenshots revealed number of upcoming features in Windows 9 like new Start Menu, updated desktop UI look and more. Today, another Windows 9 build  9821 was leaked on the web. As you can notice from the build number, this newly leaked build seems to be older than the previously leaked build 9834. So, it doesn’t reveal anything new about Windows 9. However, you can notice the new Start Menu, updated explorer icons, virtual desktops switcher icon, etc, in the above screenshot. Microsoft is going to talk about Windows 9 on a press event scheduled for Sep 30th in the US. Read all about previous Windows 9 leaks including video demos of new features here.   Source: Winclub.pl via: Neowin ...

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Microsoft already has a cloud platform called Azure. Thousands of organizations are already building and deploying their apps on this enterprise service. Back in April, a job listing revealed that Microsoft is developing a new product in which they will offer Windows as a Service. 1st and 3rd party service providers can also build on this Windows as a Service. Job description had the following information, We are a team focused on developing services that will power Microsoft’s ability to offer Windows as a Service. You will help will build the software platform that allow 1st and 3rd party service providers to onboard their services on to the Microsoft’s new consumer membership program. You will prototype and develop services that connect partners with consumers to offer an integrated Microsoft membership experience. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple teams within Microsoft to strive toward the common goal ...

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Microsoft has now officially sent press invites for an event at San Francisco on Sep 30th. The invitation itself has information that Microsoft is going to discuss about the future of Windows and the enterprise. It is highly likely that Microsoft will reveal Windows 9 officially on that day. Recently, a leaked Windows Technical Preview build 9834 revealed lots of new features and improvements Microsoft is working on for their next version of Windows. What’s your expectation for this event? ...

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In the leaked Windows 9 screenshots, we noticed that build 9834 still has the old Internet Explorer 11 in it. Recently, Neowin reported that Microsoft has all new design for Internet Explorer 12 and it looks a lot like Chrome and Firefox. The main change is that URL bar will now appear below the tab bar, currently URL bar and the tabs bar are on the same line in IE11. Another main improvement comes in the area of extensibility as Microsoft has added support for extensions in Internet Explorer 12. Today, Mary Jo Foley reported some more tidbits about the upcoming IE12. First of all, IE12 is codenamed ‘Spartan’ and it was also spotted with the same name in leaked Windows 9 build. Check the app ‘zSpartan’ below video in the new Start Menu. Bing app linking and task completion team has also mentioned Spartan in their recent job listing. “The emergence ...

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In addition to the Windows Phone’s Storage Sense feature, WiFi Sense feature might also be included in the upcoming Windows 9 OS. In the leaked Windows build 9834, registry entries related to WiFi Sense were spotted. WiFi Sense automatically connects you to WiFi networks around you to help you save your mobile data and give you more Internet connectivity options. It can do a lot things for you to get you connected to the Internet using WiFi, so you don’t have to. And you’re always in control with it – you choose whether to get on WiFi, stay on or jump off. WiFi Sense connects you to WiFi networks around you to help you save mobile data. It can do these things for you to get you Internet access: Automatically connect you to open WiFi networks it knows about by crowdsourcing networks that other Windows Phone users have connected to. ...

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In the leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 build 9834, we reported yesterday that Storage Sense was spotted under PC Settings. If you are a Windows Phone user, you must be aware of the Storage Sense app. Storage Sense app allows you to manage the storage in Windows Phone devices, it gives you breakdown of the storage space used by category, and also the amount of free space left.  You can tap any category to view more details, find where to manage those files on your phone, or clear out temporary files. If you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, Storage Sense provides you with additional actions to free up space, such as moving apps to your SD card (if you have one), uninstalling apps, and deleting downloaded files. Today, Winfuture.de posted some new screenshots of Storage Sense in Windows 9. It has two new sections, Storage Overview and Default save locations. Storage Overview ...

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After months of rumors and reports, last week an internal build of upcoming Windows 9 build named ‘Windows Technical Preview’ with build number 9834 got leaked on the web. The leaked screenshots revealed number of upcoming features in Windows 9. First, you can see the new Start Menu which includes Live Tiles and other modern apps. Second, you can see the way to switch between multiple desktop environments widely known as Virtual Desktops. Third, you have notifications center which can be accessed from taskbar. Fourth, you have the charms bar options in a new menu in the title bar of the app. Fifth, you can see Windowed modern apps. Sixth, you can notice the new flatter look for desktop UI elements. Apart from the screenshots, videos showing some of the above features also got leaked. Find them in the respective articles below, Microsoft Feedback App Spotted In The Leaked Windows 9 ...

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Last week, Computerbase.de posted multiple screenshots of Windows 9 Technical Preview. The leaked screenshots has revealed number of upcoming features in Windows Threshold. First, you can see the new Start Menu which includes Live Tiles and other modern apps(Start Menu). Second, you can see the way to switch between multiple desktop environments(virtual desktops). Third, you have notifications center which can be accessed from taskbar. Fourth, you have their charms bar options in a new menu in the title bar of the app. Fifth, you can see Windowed modern apps. Sixth, you can notice the new flatter look for desktop UI elements. Today, a new video showing notification center in action was posted online, watch it above. As you can see, the Notification Center can be opened from the Task bar icon. Also, it doesn’t take the full screen, instead it remains in the corner. As you expect, both system and app ...

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  In the leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 build 9834, a new feature was spotted under PC Settings. If you are a Windows Phone user, you must be aware of the Storage Sense app. Storage Sense app allows you to manage the storage in Windows Phone devices, it gives you breakdown of the storage space used by category, and also the amount of free space left.  You can tap any category to view more details, find where to manage those files on your phone, or clear out temporary files. If you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, Storage Sense provides you with additional actions to free up space, such as moving apps to your SD card (if you have one), uninstalling apps, and deleting downloaded files. Windows 8.1 has somewhat similar feature in the name of Disk Space, but it seems Microsoft is working to bring Storage Sense to Windows ...

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Following the screenshots leak, a new video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. The video revealed how the new Start Menu will work, how you can pin/unpin apps from it, how to launch modern apps from it and more. It also revealed that via Start Menu and Task bar properties menu, you can choose whether to use the new Start Menu or the regular Windows 8Start Screen. Another video which you can see above got leaked today. It shows that the new Start Menu is fully customizable to your needs. You can even unpin all the Live Tiles from it and it will turn into a old school Start Menu which you are used to from Windows XP. You will also have recent documents, etc, if it is applicable to the particular app. Again, if you pin a modern app, it will automatically expand. What do you think ...

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Following the screenshots leak earlier today, now a video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. This video shows how the new Start Menu will work, how you can pin/unpin apps from it, how to launch modern apps from it and more. It also shows the Start Menu and Task bar properties menu where you can choose whether to use the new Start Menu or the regular Start screen. It also shows how a modern app opens in a windowed mode and you can minimize/maximize it like any other classic Windows apps. Are you looking forward to the release of Windows 9 Preview later this year?   ...

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Earlier today, Windows Technical Preview build 9834 screenshots got leaked on the web. It revealed number of new changes coming in the upcoming Windows 9 release such as the new Start Menu, notification center, virtual desktops, new charms bar alternative for desktop users, windowed modern apps and more. Another new thing spotted in the screenshots was the Microsoft Feedback app. This new app is now pinned to the new Start menu and allows users to submit their feedback about the Windows experience. Currently, you need to be part of Windows Internal beta testers  group to submit your feedback and Microsoft is expected to expand this feedback app to public preview users as well. Neowin reported few weeks back about how this feedback app will work, ……….Threshold will have tons of feedback surveys to make sure that they avoid this issue with the next iteration of Windows. So what will these ...

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In the leaked Windows 9 screenshots, we noticed that build 9834 still has the old Internet Explorer 11 in it. Previously, it was reported that Internet Explorer 12 will have a all new look in the upcoming version. Based on the response from Microsoft Connects website, it looked like Microsoft may revamp the UI of desktop IE with the next release of the browser. Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft has all new design for Internet Explorer 12 and it looks a lot like Chrome and Firefox. The main change is that URL bar will now appear below the tab bar. Currently, URL bar and the tabs bar are on the same line in IE11. Also, as you expect it will have a flat Metro look to it. Another main improvement comes in the area of extensibility. Microsoft has added support for extensions in Internet Explorer 12. Hopefully, someone will leak the ...

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