Microsoft has provided a first detailed look at its new operating system Windows 8.1. On the Build Windows developer conference boss Julie Larson-Green showed on Wednesday new features, applications, and design elements.div “8.1 is an upgraded Windows 8,” the manager said in San Francisco. Larson-Green showed how to make Skype calls directly from the lock screen from assume, without having to log in separately to Windows. The built-in e-mail program gets new sorting capabilities for social networks or newsletter. An overview page with small icons to facilitate the finding of apps. Microsoft’s search engine Bing is deeply integrated.
Striking innovation but is the return on the Start button, which Microsoft had previously announced. The user can also set it so that the computer at startup lands directly on the classic desktop, not on the tile surface, which is designed for operation with your finger. In order for Microsoft responds to criticism from users who still primarily use the mouse. Both functions were possible in Windows 8 with third-party programs.A preliminary version of the new Windows 8.1, formerly known as “Blue”, users can download already. The final version will be released in August, according to earlier information. In this case, Microsoft had released its Windows 8 until the end of last year. CEO Steve Ballmer said he would always bring a faster rate new products to market in the future. “This is the new norm.”