We don’t know much about Windows 8 features yet, but we know what Microsoft is working on.
However, I have researched all features that Microsoft is currently working on. Of course we don’t know if Microsoft will indeed add those features to the final build of Windows 8 in 2011/2012.
Windows 8 Features: Highest Chance For Implementation
Windows 8 Features with a VERY good chance for integration / or already confirmed features:
- New Filesystem
- App Store / Windows 8 Apps
- Kinect Rapid Login-In
- Will Run on ARM (CONFIRMED)
- Cloud support
- 3D Desktop
- Reset To Factory Default
Windows 8 Features: High Chance For Implementation
Windows 8 Features with a good chance for integration / or already confirmed features:
- History Vault
- DSFR (New Storage technology:Distributed File System Replication storage file system) = Faster File Access
- Support for one way replication
- Cluster Support
- Dramatic performance improvements
- Hibernate/Resume Integration API, which will be used in Windows 8 replacing Windows Vista’s Xpress compression engine.
- PatchGuard Improvement = More Secure x64 Environment
- New user interface framework = More beautiful Windows 8 Interface
- Improved Download Experience
- Improved Remote Desktop Client and Protocol
More Windows 8 features haven’t been revealed yet. Overall, I would say that Microsoft is working on some big things. A new file system, enhanced security and a new GUI sound really good so far, what else should they be working on?
If you have any suggestion for Windows 8, you should add them to our Windows 8 Wishlist
Although there are many features that are really useful, there are also features that are totally useless. I hope they focus on the important features and not on the Hibernation and Download features.