So someone asked me the other day about this list and I rattled them off the top of my head. She said that it would probably be a good list to share so here I am. Windows 8 development has been ongoing for about 3 + years and there have been a bunch of tech reporters who have covered it pretty closely from the...

A new Windows 8 development blog update and this time, it’s about printing. In Windows 8  Microsoft have introduced a new printer driver architecture, which they call version 4, or v4. The v4 architecture produces smaller, faster printer drivers, and it supports the idea of a print class driver framework–a system that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqLzH0guG8w Microsoft have updated the Windows 8 development blog with a post about hardware acceleration. With Windows 8, Microsoft have set out to enable all applications to have beautiful and high-performance graphics enabled by modern graphics hardware.  Whereas previously, DirectX...

In a new post on the Microsoft Windows 8 development blog, Microsoft explain some of the thinking behind their enhanced “on-screen keyboards” in Windows 8. With Windows 8, Microsoft started fresh and took a “first principles” approach to developing the touch keyboard. In the post, Kip Knox, a member of the Windows User...

Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky mentioned during the Windows 8 keynote at build, that Microsoft updates their task manager every 15 years or so. What they have come up with  this time is absolutely fantastic. Since XP there hasn’t been any major overhaul of task manager. Microsoft just added...

Microsoft just posted a new blog post on the Building Windows 8 blog, explaining more about the new Mail app in Windows 8. The new Mail app has been designed to  be fast and fluid, be great with touch and a keyboard and mouse, focus on your content, provide the right features at the right time, and fulfill our...

As is the custom, Microsoft have released a new blog post on the Windows 8 development blog. This one talks about optimizing multimedia in Windows 8. Their goals as stated: Maximize performance. We wanted media playback to be fast and responsive, enabling the full power of the hardware while maximizing battery life...

Microsoft will be a mjor force behind a big push from IPv4 support to IPv6. This from a post on the Windows 8 Development Blog. A quote: “Windows 8 is connected and ready to use, and our support of IPv6 is a key part of ensuring that connectivity for years to come. Because IPv4 wasn’t designed to handle the scale of...

Steven Sinofsky has updated the Windows 8 Development Blog. This comes in the wake of three major Windows 8 related releases happening today. Here is the text: Today, Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download in 14 languages. This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new...

Now the updates are coming fast and furious with the Windows 8 development blog. A new post is out called “Designing for PC’s that boot faster than ever before”. In it, Microsoft talk about the challenges of the new improved boot up times that Windows 8 has on new hardware. Ironically, now the boot up times are so fast,...