More great new Windows 8 features revealed

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Windows-8Windows8Italia has been hacking Windows 8 M1 build and have uncovered a slew of new features:

Standout features for consumers include cloud storage for settings, allowing them to be portable from computer to computer, API’s for tablet screen rotation, native support for Windows Phone 7-like push notifications,  permissions for apps, such as webcam access, streaming apps and of course being able to reset your computer to factory state.

The full list is below:

  • Will be possible to access the personalization, bookmarks and content from any computer , as you can read this in a string inside the file usercpl.dll (picture on top of this article)
  • Possible presence of a new viewer Guide
  • Improved stability of Windows Explorer when plugin is not working: a preview of the file will be generated on a separate process
  • New page MAINTENANCE in the Control Panel
  • Support for discs undo file to VHD
  • Sizing dynamic memory for virtual machines
  • New API for energy saving
  • Detection tool for unsafe settings in Internet Explorer
  • There is a new library for the API close to the M1 now empty
  • New API for tablet devices: SetProcessAutoRotation, CreateWindowInBand, InjectTabletButton
  • Wake on LAN native: If you try to access a computer off, you are asked if you want to turn it on by sending a special data packet.
  • Native support for Push notifications
  • API for package management Appx
  • API reputation applications
  • You can specify whether to enable the technology of streaming applications(download just-in-time) for the specific application.
  • There will be a dependency for packages such as Linux.
  • Before installation, the user will be informed of the application can perform operations such as: access to the Internet, take pictures and video with the webcam, go to the specific library or all your files.
  • You can specify the URL of “trigger” to launch the application automatically when you visit certain addresses , such as clicking a link to YouTube, the video may be viewed in a native application.
  • Utility to reset the system
  • Portable Workspaces Creator
  • New UI for installing the system, based on DirectUI
  • New utilities for disk wiping

Read more at Windows8Italia here.

Via: Adriano Alfaro

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  • tuan

    wow wow wow

  • http://profiles.google.com/todor.kainy Todor Tsvetkov

    Pretty nice!! But i wish there was more Metro similarities than Windows 7, but who cares… It will still be pure awesomeness to play with :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/jessiethe3rd Jessie Anderson

      This is all about underpinnings and nothing about UI… You’ll have to wait for that :D