Windows 8: A first look at new features for business users

Ribbon on Explorer

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Ribbon on Explorer Source: Microsoft

Ribbon on Explorer

Windows Explorer in Windows 8 has been given a ribbon-style user interface. According to Microsoft, the most commonly used features are now easier to find. Explorer now restores an Up button to the left of the address bar, which switches to the parent folder. File operations such as copy and paste have new dialogues, with choices such as whether to replace existing files being better presented, and a consolidated view of multiple file copies.

 

Microsoft has released the first developer preview of Windows 8, the next version of Windows, at its BUILD conference in Anaheim, California. Tim Anderson looks at the highlights and picks out some of the new features that will be relevant for corporate users of the operating system.

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