Windows 8

6.2.9200 · Version 1210

Build 9200 for pc screenshot

Interface

  • The start menu has been replaced by a full screen start
  • The start button is now a hot corner instead of a visible button
  • The Charms bar has been added to the right side of the screen for central management
  • There is a new lockscreen interface
  • The user login screen has been redesigned
  • The window chrome has been redesigned and flattened out
  • The glass effect has been removed from the taskbar
  • There is now an app switcher on the left side of the screen
  • Windows Explorer is renamed to File Explorer and has now a ribbon-based interface
    • The "up" button from Windows XP is back
    • You can now pause an action
    • All copy, past, snip and other actions are now shown in one single window
    • The "Choose wich file to keep"-dialogue has been redesigned to show more info
    • The Preview-panel has been reworked
    • You can now drag and drop folders to the breadcrumb path
  • The taskmanager has been redesigned and shows more information, it also has a minimized view
  • The on-screen keyboard has been redesigned

Developers

  • The WinRT (Windows Runtime) has been added
  • Windows Store has been added as a central place for apps
  • There are new notification capabilities for WinRT apps

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a modern app
  • Adobe Flash is now integrated into IE
  • You can now swipe left and right to go back or forward in your search history
  • Many improvements to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript support
  • Multiple new APIs

Features

  • Password fields now show a peek button
  • You can now login with a picture password or pin code
  • File History can be used to bring back files
  • Windows now used a "hybrid boot" to boot up faster
  • Windows To Go can be used to cary a Windows installation on an USB-stick
  • SmartScreen is now integrated in Windows
  • Windows Defender has been replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials (through the brand is still "Windows Defender")
  • You can now Refresh and Reset your Windows installation
  • Family Safety is now intergrated into Windows
  • Hyper-V is now optionaly available to all Windows 8 Pro users

Build-in apps

  • New apps
    • Mail, People, Messages and Calendar has been added
    • Photos has been added
    • Music has been added
    • Video has been added
    • Camera has been added
    • Reader has been added
    • Internet Explorer has been added
    • Bing Search, Bing News, Bing Weather, Bing Travel, Bing Sports and Bing Finance have been added
    • SkyDrive has been added
    • Games has been added
    • PC Settings has been added

And further

  • Support for USB 3.0 is now included natively
  • You can now login with your Microsoft Account
  • DirectX 11.1 is included with Windows 8
  • Support for SIM cards
  • Windows now supports UEFI
  • There is a plethora of new keyboard shortcuts

Start

  • The right side bar has been dropped and the start screen now takes the full width
  • The small tile size has been introduced
  • Users can now freely resize tiles, the wide tile is only available if the app supports it

Interface

  • There are now 20 accent colors (though carriers and OEMs can add even more)
  • The lock screen has been redesiged with new functionality
  • Multiple logos have been updated to match the 2011/2012 brand update within Microsoft

Features

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 10 with improved support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Improved background multitasking
  • Navteq replaced Bing technologies for mapping
  • Native Bitlocker encryption
  • Manage devices remotly like with Windows
  • VoIP and video chat integration in Phone and People hub
  • Support for taking screenshots
  • Improved SkyDrive integration to sync more data
  • Data Sense tracking to improve data usage to the situation of the device
  • Kids corner, a separate environment with its own start screen
  • Rooms in the People hub
  • Live apps
  • Camera
    • Lenses (like a barcode scanner, etc.)
    • Burst mode to make multiple pictures at once and select the best
    • Build-in Photosynth technology

Apps

  • Support for in-app purchases

System technologies

  • The Windows CE 7 kernel has been replaced with Windows NT 6.2
  • Update over-the-air
  • Support for multi-core CPUs with a max of 64 cores
  • Support for 1280x720 and 1280x768 screens
  • Support for MicroSD cards
  • Support for Secure Boot
  • Finished support for NFC (as the Tango update already added this partially)
  • Support for C and C++ apps
  • Simplified porting of Windows 8 apps

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29 October 2012

Start

  • The right side bar has been dropped and the start screen now takes the full width
  • The small tile size has been introduced
  • Users can now freely resize tiles, the wide tile is only available if the app supports it

Interface

  • There are now 20 accent colors (though carriers and OEMs can add even more)
  • The lock screen has been redesiged with new functionality
  • Multiple logos have been updated to match the 2011/2012 brand update within Microsoft

Features

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 10 with improved support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Improved background multitasking
  • Navteq replaced Bing technologies for mapping
  • Native Bitlocker encryption
  • Manage devices remotly like with Windows
  • VoIP and video chat integration in Phone and People hub
  • Support for taking screenshots
  • Improved SkyDrive integration to sync more data
  • Data Sense tracking to improve data usage to the situation of the device
  • Kids corner, a separate environment with its own start screen
  • Rooms in the People hub
  • Live apps
  • Camera
    • Lenses (like a barcode scanner, etc.)
    • Burst mode to make multiple pictures at once and select the best
    • Build-in Photosynth technology

Apps

  • Support for in-app purchases

System technologies

  • The Windows CE 7 kernel has been replaced with Windows NT 6.2
  • Update over-the-air
  • Support for multi-core CPUs with a max of 64 cores
  • Support for 1280x720 and 1280x768 screens
  • Support for MicroSD cards
  • Support for Secure Boot
  • Finished support for NFC (as the Tango update already added this partially)
  • Support for C and C++ apps
  • Simplified porting of Windows 8 apps
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)

26 October 2012

Interface

  • The start menu has been replaced by a full screen start
  • The start button is now a hot corner instead of a visible button
  • The Charms bar has been added to the right side of the screen for central management
  • There is a new lockscreen interface
  • The user login screen has been redesigned
  • The window chrome has been redesigned and flattened out
  • The glass effect has been removed from the taskbar
  • There is now an app switcher on the left side of the screen
  • Windows Explorer is renamed to File Explorer and has now a ribbon-based interface
    • The "up" button from Windows XP is back
    • You can now pause an action
    • All copy, past, snip and other actions are now shown in one single window
    • The "Choose wich file to keep"-dialogue has been redesigned to show more info
    • The Preview-panel has been reworked
    • You can now drag and drop folders to the breadcrumb path
  • The taskmanager has been redesigned and shows more information, it also has a minimized view
  • The on-screen keyboard has been redesigned

Developers

  • The WinRT (Windows Runtime) has been added
  • Windows Store has been added as a central place for apps
  • There are new notification capabilities for WinRT apps

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a modern app
  • Adobe Flash is now integrated into IE
  • You can now swipe left and right to go back or forward in your search history
  • Many improvements to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript support
  • Multiple new APIs

Features

  • Password fields now show a peek button
  • You can now login with a picture password or pin code
  • File History can be used to bring back files
  • Windows now used a "hybrid boot" to boot up faster
  • Windows To Go can be used to cary a Windows installation on an USB-stick
  • SmartScreen is now integrated in Windows
  • Windows Defender has been replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials (through the brand is still "Windows Defender")
  • You can now Refresh and Reset your Windows installation
  • Family Safety is now intergrated into Windows
  • Hyper-V is now optionaly available to all Windows 8 Pro users

Build-in apps

  • New apps
    • Mail, People, Messages and Calendar has been added
    • Photos has been added
    • Music has been added
    • Video has been added
    • Camera has been added
    • Reader has been added
    • Internet Explorer has been added
    • Bing Search, Bing News, Bing Weather, Bing Travel, Bing Sports and Bing Finance have been added
    • SkyDrive has been added
    • Games has been added
    • PC Settings has been added

And further

  • Support for USB 3.0 is now included natively
  • You can now login with your Microsoft Account
  • DirectX 11.1 is included with Windows 8
  • Support for SIM cards
  • Windows now supports UEFI
  • There is a plethora of new keyboard shortcuts
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
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29 October 2012

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26 October 2012

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