Microsoft Unveils some new features Windows 8 and, in particular, improvements in file Explorer.
Microsoft continues to show a little more Windows 8, and have largely insisted on the new interface Windows Phone 7-inspired for the touch, this is the most traditional part of the new OS is revealed. Was there a few days of file manager, and Microsoft yesterday presented the new Explorer of files, which has the particularity of integrating well known users of the latest drafts of Office Ribbon interface. The idea admitted Microsoft is to respect the Explorer integrated since the beginning of Windows, while the dust suppressant to adapt it to new monitor resolutions and by improving the ergonomics.
It is the role of the four tabs in the Ribbon, with the most used actions in the handling of files... Classics copy - paste to the more advanced functions as backup documents or share them. The observers notice also in these pictures that the button to go back one level in the tree of files made comeback. Just as interesting, Microsoft shows that even if the tape is an important top window, this new presentation of the Explorer to view more items to equal window from Windows 7 size.
Other information gleaned on the developers blog from Microsoft about Windows 8, we learn that the latter will be natively able to mount and read the ISO and VHD images. It will therefore need to install a third-party software to perform these tasks, which should not delight Daemon Tools publishers, among others. Via functions advances proposed by the Ribbon of the new Explorer of files, it will be proposed to mount and read or burn the image when the system will retrieve ISO and VHD files.
Once mounted, the image appears in the Explorer as a removable storage medium. However, it is unclear if it will be possible to create an ISO directly from File Explorer image. As to the support of the VHD (Virtual Hard Drive), it is interesting to the extent where once mounted and open, these images will appear in the system as conventional hard drives. While waiting to see what this compatibility cache as new upcoming features on virtualization.