Francisco Martin, a Microsoft Enthusiast, posted several confidential pieces of information revealing Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8.
“According to leaked to document, Microsoft planning to enable next gen high speed connectivity solutions such as USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 within Windows 8. Microsoft’s key area of focus appears to be performance and instant-on systems. “Windows 8 PC’s turn on fast, nearly instantly in some cases, and are ready to work without any long or unexpected delays. When customers want to check e-mail, sports scores, or play media they love to reach for their PCs because they can get to what they want quickly.”
Microsoft is also aiming to use sensors in Windows 8 PCs. “Windows 8 can adapt to changes in ambient light, so that the display is always easy to see”, states part of the document. One of the more interesting features discussed in the documents is the ability to log in via facial recognition.
Windows 8 will come with an app store, allowing users to download Microsoft-endorsed apps and sync settings across all their Windows 8 devices. The service will be hosted entirely in the cloud, with a focus on helping developers reach an audience with a simple sales and licensing process.
The document finishes with the suggestion that Microsoft is working on hard drive encryption for Windows 8.