Today, Microsoft officially demonstrated the next generation of Windows, code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time at the D9 Conference. Windows 8 features a new user interface which is peculiarly designed and optimized for touch PCs and tablets but works equally well on Desktop PCs with a mouse and keyboard.
Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.
The demo showed some of the ways we’ve reimagined the interface for a new generation of touch-centric hardware. Fast, fluid and dynamic, the experience has been transformed while keeping the power, flexibility and connectivity of Windows intact.