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Shane Dabor

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Windows 8.1 preview is here! How can this and other technology be an asset to your social ventures?
Jul 8, 2013

Hey everyone! Since this is my first post I will introduce myself, I'm Shane helping out with Innovate for Good this summer. Hopefully I will get to know all you better through the discussion board.

Below is the link to the Windows 8.1 Preview. We want to make sure that the best technology is at your disposal for your social ventures so free to explore the website and see what new features can help you and your projects.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-download

Also does anybody else know of any useful technology that can be used to help your ventures? Be sure to leave a reply and let us know!

- Shane

This post was edited on: 2013-07-08 at 02:54 PM by: Shane Dabor

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Anh Tuan

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Re: Windows 8.1 preview is here! How can this and other technology be an asset to your social ventures?
Jul 14, 2013

I just recently started on Windows 8 but my impression about the system is that it s very similar to Windows 7 except for the tablet-like interface apps which I don't find much useful. Do you know any worthy features that the new windows 8 have ?


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Re: Windows 8.1 preview is here! How can this and other technology be an asset to your social ventures?
Jul 16, 2013

@ Anh Tuan

From my point of view: Windows 8 is much more interactive in touch devices (Surface).
The live tiles (Metro UI), updates realtime which is kinda similar of gadgets in Windows 7.
1. Windows 8 introduced windows app store.
2. Search is really good in Windows 8.
3. Cloud Integration.
4. Most of all the new fresh and sharp metro UI is the most attractive part of it.

Keep using for few days, you gonna love it.


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Re: Windows 8.1 preview is here! How can this and other technology be an asset to your social ventures?
Jul 16, 2013

Hello Shane, Nice to meet you.
Here this is Kazi.
One of the change that came up in 8.1 is the back of start menu.
though its not the final version (Blue) yet, so there will be flaw in the OS right now. As one flaw with the connectivity of the devices.
Hope in next build or with the updates this problem will be solved.

Keep discovering the OS, and update us too about it usefulness smile


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Jul 21, 2013

I agree that the Metro UI has much potential but a lots of work need to be done with the barren app store to make it truly useful. What I really like of Windows 8 though is the very fast boot time .


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