What to Expect from Windows® 8 Beta Release
After the D9 conference in June 2011, the much speculation about Windows 8 operating system has been cleared, in terms of its design, user experience, and efficiency. It seems that Microsoft has taken the experience of Windows Phone 7 to the level of the desktop. Windows 8 Beta release is scheduled for a launch in the Fall of 2012. With the much hyped-up user interface (UI), which is similar to Windows Phone 7, users are anxiously waiting to get a download of the operating system (OS).
However, since it is a Beta release, you will have to wait to see the final version of Windows 8 that most probably be a few months after the Beta release. A Beta release of any software is the initial release, which is to be improved on further, after a critical evaluation by the general public. This is just part of the software development life cycle (SDLC) that will result in the final release of the product.
With a uniquely streamlined user interface that is based on the concept of tiles (similar to Window Phone 7), users will be able to use the touch screen to navigate through the apps. Besides, the desktop of Windows 8 is not based on icons, menus, or task bar utilities, instead the tile-based interface lets you open the programs efficiently.
One of the interesting aspects to be included in Windows 8 is that developers can now contribute their own apps. And just like the smartphone platform, you will also have a store to access these apps.
These are just some of the changes that you can expect from Windows 8 Beta release. Keep watching this space for more updates on Windows 8!