The Midweek Download: Aug. 1st Edition–Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com
In this book of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on a entrance of Outlook.com, new Windows 8 inclination from Microsoft Hardware and more.
Introducing Outlook.com. Recently, we talked about how we’ve reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And we described new apps for Windows 8, updates to SkyDrive, and how cloud services energy a new Office Preview. We’ve also been tough during work on a thought to reimagine personal email – from a datacenter all a approach to a user experience. Now, we’re starting to broach on that thought with a preview of a new Outlook.com – complicated email designed for a subsequent billion mailboxes. Head on over to a Outlook Blog and a Microsoft News Center for a whole story. Below is a screenshot of a new Outlook.com.
Microsoft Hardware delivers on Windows 8, good Looks and mobility. In a entrance weeks and months, Microsoft will deliver dual new Bluetooth-enabled keyboards and mice to a marketplace – a Wedge Touch Mouse, a Wedge Mobile Keyboard, a Sculpt Touch Mouse, and a Sculpt Mobile Keyboard. On Oct. 26, a ubiquitous accessibility date of a new Windows 8 handling system, Microsoft will also recover updated Windows 8 gestures for a Microsoft Touch Mouse. The Microsoft News Center has a story featuring a slideshow of some of a devices. Also, don’t skip this Windows Experience Blog post with some-more fact on a news. Below is a screenshot of a Wedge Touch Mouse.
Simplifying copy in Windows 8. Of all a marginal inclination that we can bond to your Windows PC, printers are one of a many popular, and have been upheld for a longest time. In fact, Windows 1.0 (shipped in 1985) upheld “a series of printers and plotters” and enclosed a “Print Spooler [which] allows a user to work on one record while copy on another” according to a Windows 1.0 Press Kit. In Windows 8 we’ve introduced a new printer motorist architecture, that we call chronicle 4, or v4. The v4 design produces smaller, faster printer drivers, and it supports a thought of a imitation category motorist framework–a complement that allows people to implement their printers but carrying to locate a motorist for that device, in many cases. You can review some-more about this subject over on Building Windows 8.
Using HTML controls to emanate good Metro character apps. With Windows 8, we can use HTML to build Metro character apps. What we competence not comprehend is that by regulating HTML controls directly, we automatically get a new Windows 8 experience. We have finished work in HTML so that we can build industrial strength apps that have hold capability while still progressing a good coherence of regulating HTML. We wish we to fast and good build apps that shine. For some-more information, conduct on over to a Windows 8 App Developer Blog.
Web opening APIs fast turn W3C claimant recommendations. We’re gratified to share that 3 new W3C Web Performance Working Group specifications changed to W3C Candidate Recommendations. Accurately measuring a opening characteristics of Web applications is vicious to creation a Web faster. In addition, developers need a ability to effectively use a underlying hardware to urge a opening of their applications. Over a final dual years, companies including Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Intel, and Facebook have been operative toward these goals by a operative group. This is a good instance of what’s probable when a attention and village come together by a W3C. The IEBlog has a whole story.
Windows Azure and Office 365. The new Beta recover of Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint introduced several good enhancements, including a garland of developer improvements. Developers can now extend SharePoint by formulating web apps regulating ASP.NET (both ASP.NET Web Forms and now ASP.NET MVC), as good as extend SharePoint by authoring tradition workflows regulating a new Workflow Framework in .NET 4.5. Even better, a web and workflow apps that developers emanate to extend SharePoint can now be hosted on Windows Azure. We are delivering end-to-end support opposite Office 365 and Windows Azure that creates it super easy to firmly package adult and muster these solutions. You can review some-more about it over on Scott Guthrie’s blog. Scott is corporate clamp boss in a Server Tools Business.
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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog