Windows 8x - CIIIWebSupport
Windows 8x - CIIIWebSupport
Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined! Join this
session to learn about the new platform for
building Metro-style applications. Get an
understanding of the platform design tenets,
the programming language choices, and the
integration points with the operating system
and across Metro-style apps. We will also
discuss the enormous opportunity for
developers to make crazy money with the
Windows Store. You will walk away with the
resources to begin writing Metro applications
for Windows 8.
Quick Boot: This is a feature I love. Instead of turning on the
computer and waiting for it to boot for long, I now get to the Start
screen within 10 seconds. That is on a Celeron powered
2. Shutdown: It seems as quick as pressing the POWER button in
old 8086 machines running MS-DOS (Remember them?)
3. Boot to Internet ready Interface: Unlike Windows 7 that shows
desktop while still loading drivers for Internet, I can fire Internet
as soon as I get to the start screen. No waiting here as well.
4. Navigation: Strange enough, I am not missing the Start menu
nor the Start screen. Scrolling using the mouse wheel is fun. It is a
different matter that I removed all unnecessary apps to make it a
New layout may be a bit difficult for some people to
get used to
2. Some people may not like the new layout
3. Some minor bugs here and there (it IS a beta, so this
is forgiveable; the only bug that I've run into
consistently over the last three weeks with Windows 8
is that the desktop gadgets sometimes move around
after restarting the computer; but this is hardly a
4. Some programmes are not yet compatible with it,
such as hardware drivers and some games (currently
the only one that I had an issue with was Bioshock 2,
but running it in compatibility mode fixed that).
Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating
system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its user
experience on mobile devices such as tablets to rival other mobile
operating systems like Android and iOS, taking advantage of
new or emerging technologies like USB 3.0, UEFI firmware, near
field communications, cloud computing and the low-power ARM
architecture, new security features such as malware filtering,
built-in antivirus software, and support for secure boot (a UEFI
feature which allows operating systems to be digitally signed to
prevent malware from altering the boot process), along with other
changes and performance improvements.
Windows 8 also introduces a new shell and user interface based
on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, featuring a new Start
screen with a grid of dynamically updating tiles to represent
applications, a new app platform with an emphasis on
touchscreen input, the new Windows Store to obtain and purchase
applications for the system, and the ability to synchronize
programs and settings between multiple devices.
Because its such a new and different operating
system you will have to relearn how to use
windows also its mobile app based
30 October 2012
Adam Feldman Managing Director, VISITS
We will ‘downgrade’ all new PC purchases to Windows 7 by default.
When you are ready, purchase one Windows 8 computer for testing by an employee.
We will guide you through this process.
Once verified that Windows 8 works with all your other hardware/software, it can be
rolled out progressively and/or in volume to staff.
Commence staff training during the roll out
Advice for desktop and notebook computers
Windows 8 is a fast, stable and secure operating system, but you must ensure your
existing software and hardware is compatible with the new operating system. A testing
phase is highly recommended, and you may have to wait for other vendors to release
software or driver updates.
Your staff will need training, as Windows 8 has some major interface differences from
previous operating systems.
Advice for tablets and smartphones
These devices are yet to be released for testing. We don’t anticipate any issues with these
devices, and expect they will be well received by the market. Our support teams will get
some hands-on experience and training once the tablets and smartphones are available.
A new and interesting os with gereat protental
for a vary of task and projects