A leaked video of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Milestone 3 and build number 7955 give us a glimpse of the new logon screen and logon screen keyboard as well as an updated system tray. In addition, there’re also screenshots embedded belo that showcase a quick access menu and Metro inspired Aero-lite buttons.
The login screen is Metro-inspired and showcases the date, day of the week, and a power management icon. For those wondering, in this video.
One interesting new feature is the ability to browse frequently used functions with a click of an icon located on the taskbar right next to the system clock. For example, the user can quickly log off or switch users in an instant.
In another screenshot, we see the Metro-UI look and feel. Microsoft plans on implementing its Metro-UI, typography-based design language, into Windows 8 to make it cleaner and easier to use. In this screenshot, we see that the minimize, maximize, and close buttons are modified to support the Metro look and should be in the Aero-lite theme.
Microsoft, still being very secretive, has begun to distribute these early copies of Windows 8 to OEMs though its Connect program. Stay tuned as we keep you posted on any late breaking Windows 8 news.