A visual walkthrough of 20 new Windows 8.1 features and changes
Microsoft has recieved a lot of negative flack for the radical changes it’s made in Windows 8 with the complete disconnect from traditional UI elements like the Start button. With the release of the Windows 8.1 preview, which you can try out now if you are willing to use beta software, Microsoft is making strides to appease the user base it left out in the cold.
Many of the features in Windows 8.1 are focused toward business use or bring-your-own-device scenarios, but there are also a ton of new features that improve usability and some that add an extra oomph of aesthetic appeal. The free Windows 8.1 update will officially release in the fall, but let’s take a look at some of the interesting consumer-facing features now.