A new rumor emerged online today reveals some information about the Microsoft’s future product roadmap. The information is believed to be from a Microsoft employee who worked on these projects. It reveals that the next major version of Windows called Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 will be released in preview during Q2-Q3 time frame in 2015. Also, this update will include the following improvements/features, One User Experience Cloud Services Metro UI System protection(Windows Defender) Validation Improved(Windows activation) OneDrive Cortana While we have no information on what the above list means, we can probably guess Microsoft is working on improving them. Read more about it from the link below. Source: Myce Read previous rumor about Windows 9 here, New Rumors About Windows 8.2 and Windows 9. ...

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It appears Microsoft has pulled down these videos. We have embedded a copy found on YouTube: Few hours back we reported about the video from Microsoft Research on their Interactive Live Tiles project. There is another video of the same project in which Microsoft Research is making use of Interactive Live Tiles for improving multi-tasking with modern Windows apps. In the video above, they show a scenario where OneDrive app’s interactive Live Tile is placed on the left bar on the screen while the main content on the screen is the Mail app. You can still browse through your files on your OneDrive app without leaving the Mail app. This project features an Interactive-Tile UI system that enables users to access and manipulate Live Tiles in an interactive way with touch gestures. Interactive Tile’s UI is responsive and flexible to an app’s content and function. Users can provide quick input to the ...

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Microsoft has announced Outlook.com, a new destination for your personal mail which integrates social networking, Office Web apps, SkyDrive, innovative mail filtering and what they call virtually unlimited storage. Calling it “Modern email for the next billion inboxes”, they called it Modern, Smart, Connected with the user in control. The preview is available by visiting Outlook.com, and more can be read about the service at the Office Blog here. ...

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The Metro Design language which started with Windows Media Center in now influencing Zune media players, Zune desktop client, Windows Phones, Xbox dashboard and now Windows 8. The touch UI of Windows Phone with Metro design has a story behind it. Watch it in the video above. Sam Moreau, Principal UX Designer for Windows, joined me at \\Build on Day 2 to talk about the Metro Windows 8 UI. Where did swiping from the edges come from? What is the idea behind Charms? How do you swipe through apps backwards? Should every application migrate to a Metro style over time? Where should developers who are new to Metro start? We cover all of these and more. Source: Channel 9 ...

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After the Office 15 screenshot leaks, MSwin.me has posted an interesting image which shows the resource style images found at Windows 8 or Vnext’s C: \ Windows \ Resources \ Themes \ Aero new style – Aero Lite. The new style has some similarity to the much lauded Metro Design from Microsoft. Metro Design is currently part of Windows Phone 7, Zune, and Windows Media Center. As Steve Ballmer recently said that the lines between tablet and PC UI will blur soon, this may be the glimpse of what he intended. Will Microsoft make Metro, the design language for all its Operating Systems powering PC’s, Tablets, Mobile, Consoles,etc,.?? ...

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