Microsoft has offered a sneak peak of its Windows 8 operating system at its BUILD conference
Microsoft executives took to the stage at its BUILD conference to give developers a peek at the direction it is taking with its upcoming operating system, Windows 8, along with more details about the OS itself.
Windows 8 is the code name for the next major release of Windows.
Holecek displayed a diagram depicting the Windows 8 app model featuring what he called Windows Runtime APIs. Above that layer, Holecek listed Metro style apps and desktop apps. Windows 8 introduces a new Metro style user interface that is built for touch.
Overall, Holecek listed four summarising points regarding Windows 8.
The upcoming OS will:
- Provide new APIs and tools for building Metro apps
- Make it so developers can have rapid and scaleable development of Metro style apps
- Provide a very complete and thought out Windows Store