More great new Windows 8 features revealed

Reading time icon 2 min. read

Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

Windows-8Windows8Italia has been hacking Windows 8 M1 build and have uncovered a slew of new features:

Standout features for consumers include cloud storage for settings, allowing them to be portable from computer to computer, API’s for tablet screen rotation, native support for Windows Phone 7-like push notifications,  permissions for apps, such as webcam access, streaming apps and of course being able to reset your computer to factory state.

The full list is below:

  • Will be possible to access the personalization, bookmarks and content from any computer , as you can read this in a string inside the file usercpl.dll (picture on top of this article)
  • Possible presence of a new viewer Guide
  • Improved stability of Windows Explorer when plugin is not working: a preview of the file will be generated on a separate process
  • New page MAINTENANCE in the Control Panel
  • Support for discs undo file to VHD
  • Sizing dynamic memory for virtual machines
  • New API for energy saving
  • Detection tool for unsafe settings in Internet Explorer
  • There is a new library for the API close to the M1 now empty
  • New API for tablet devices: SetProcessAutoRotation, CreateWindowInBand, InjectTabletButton
  • Wake on LAN native: If you try to access a computer off, you are asked if you want to turn it on by sending a special data packet.
  • Native support for Push notifications
  • API for package management Appx
  • API reputation applications
  • You can specify whether to enable the technology of streaming applications(download just-in-time) for the specific application.
  • There will be a dependency for packages such as Linux.
  • Before installation, the user will be informed of the application can perform operations such as: access to the Internet, take pictures and video with the webcam, go to the specific library or all your files.
  • You can specify the URL of “trigger” to launch the application automatically when you visit certain addresses , such as clicking a link to YouTube, the video may be viewed in a native application.
  • Utility to reset the system
  • Portable Workspaces Creator
  • New UI for installing the system, based on DirectUI
  • New utilities for disk wiping

Read more at Windows8Italia here.

Via: Adriano Alfaro

More about the topics: windows 8