Windows 8 post PC or PC plus era?
Windows 8: post PC or PC plus era? • Background to Windows 8 • Microsoft’s vision • Key Features • Assistive Tools • Where do we go from here?
Background to Windows 8 • Development on Windows 8 started before Windows 7 was released • Focus on mobile devices • Compete with Android and iOS • Desire to embed emerging hardware: • USB 3.0, • near field communications, • cloud computing, • low-power ARM architecture.
What is Post PC? • Apple marketing! • End of PC as main machine • iPad • Content consumption • Divergence
What is PC Plus? • Microsoft Marketing • Windows 8/Surface • Content Creation • Adaption of tablet to be content • creation capable. • Convergence
Microsofts vision • Hardware & software convergence • ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of functionality
Uptake • slower than Windows 7 • slower than VISTA • hampered by PC sales slump • as of 5th June on 0.53% of enterprise computers • consumer based drive
Key Features • Accessibility • Windows to Go
Assistive Tools Screenreaders • JAWs v14 • Window Eyes v8.2 Magnification • ZoomText v10 • Supernova v13.5 MindMapping • MindGenius v5 • MindManager • MindViewv5 Text-To-Speech • Read & Write GOLD v11 • ClaroReadv6.2
where do we go from here? • windows 8.1 The Start button has come back to the desktop and this brings up the Start screen. You can boot to the desktop, just by defaulting to the desktop. Enriched Start screen and start menu, allowing you to see your favourite applications at a simple and quick glance.
where do we go from here? More multitasking options are included so you can have more apps on the screen. Bing includes a search box that does everything Hands free mode allows you to swipe between pages using the camera rather than having to touch the screen. Window and application management has been improved.
where do we go from here? Will we even be using traditional PC’s in the future?