What are the main new features in Windows 8.1?

ttopp

I am most excited about the calendar addition at this point. Seriously. However, I assume there are more substantial changes, and I’m not talking about the “Start” button, which I could not care less about. Any major changes?

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jimlynch
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Here's a blog post from Microsoft that covers quite a lot of Windows 8.1 features:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/05/30/co...

"Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there’s a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly mobile, always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 was built on the reality that the lines between our work and personal lives have blurred.

We’re only a bit more than seven months into this new, bold approach to computing. The response to Windows 8 has been substantial— from new devices to strong app growth to key enhancements to the OS and apps. We’ve learned from customers on how they are using the product and have received a lot of feedback. We’ve delivered hundreds of updates to the product and to apps. We’re just getting started, and the potential ahead is tremendous.

Windows 8.1 will advance the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of PCs, tablets, and a range of industry devices, and the experiences customers — both consumers and businesses alike — need and will just expect moving forward. It’s Windows 8 even better. Not only will Windows 8.1 respond to customer feedback, but it will add new features and functionality that advance the touch experience and mobile computing’s potential. Windows 8.1 will deliver improvements and enhancements in key areas like personalization, search, the built-in apps, Windows Store experience, and cloud connectivity. Windows 8.1 will also include big bets for business in areas such as management and security – we’ll have more to say on these next week at TechEd North America. Today, I am happy to share a “first look” at Windows 8.1 and outline some of the improvements, enhancements and changes customers will see."

HS Soni
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There are many new features in windows 8 as compare to that of the old versions of the winodws. You can see the link :    Best and new features in windows 8

 

This will let you tell the new features which leads you to upgrade to windows 8.

For other issues related to it you can refer to site : www.listenmefirst.com

jluppino
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Nothing earth shattering that I’ve seen. Some things are of modest interest to me, for example, the new WiFi direct printing, so I won’t have to mess around with different drivers. Remote data wipe that allows you to remotely wipe business data on employees personal machines is a nice built-in feature too. Most of the changes are like that in my opinion, in that they can be useful, but none are really ground breaking. Still, a decent upgrade.

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