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Windows 8 Developer Preview Install Screenshots

Not really directly Lync Related (that post is coming up next), but I thought people might be interested to see the Windows 8 install screenshots and a few notes around my initial experience.

I’m installing on Hyper-V. Overall it looks very slick, but to me it feels more like “Windows for tablets” to me than a traditional laptop/desktop OS. I can’t see yet how this is better than a traditional desktop for my non-touch laptop, but it’s early days and I will continue to play. For tablets it’s looking really good. The windows live integration also looks quite smart.

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I chose Customize (of Couse!)

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This is interesting, it asks you for a Windows Live email to login

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This is clever, you get an email when signing in with the Live account to verify it is you and your machine.

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And we’re into the ‘desktop’ or start page

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From here you can click the various tiles, and have a scroll bar at the bottom to move left and right.

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The Desktop tile takes you to the ‘desktop’

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But there is no start menu, the start button takes you back to the ’start screen’.  So the ‘desktop’ seems to be squarely aimed for legacy apps rather than as a place you could choose to live.

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Copying a file to the desktop

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Control Panel Tile

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But if you go to ‘more options’ in control panel it takes you to the old fashioned desktop

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To enable remote desktop

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I could sign into my Remote desktop session with Live login credentials

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I then joined it to the domain. Everything worked as expected.

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Login screen

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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