What’s new in Windows 8.1: the official information from Microsoft
Updated some of the built-in apps. In the Photos app added option to edit images directly in it or when you open photos in other apps. The Music app received a new design.
You can simultaneously use two applications by changing their size, not just one as in the current version of the operating system. You can also open multiple Windows of the same application – for example, two sites in IE.
Changes in the Windows Store will contribute to the comfortable search of new applications in the detailed lists of top free apps, new titles and selected Microsoft team.
Windows 8.1 includes a deeper integration with SkyDrive, allowing access to all files (in the device or on the web) and support for save files directly to the cloud. Added and new opportunities for personalization and customization of the device.
The new version of Windows 8 comes with Internet Explorer 11 that provides improved work with touch screens, fast page loading and additional features, including the option to enable constant display of the address bar in the Metro version of the browser. In addition, you can open unlimited number of tabs that can be synchronized with all devices running Windows 8.1.
The company has brought back the «start» button, although it works differently. Button is a familiar Windows logo, and it is located in a familiar place – the left side of the screen on the taskbar.
Microsoft has taken care of options for configuring the action that will occur when you move the cursor to different corners of the screen. It is also possible to select the working environment that should be opened after loading the operating system – the start screen or desktop.
More about Windows 8.1, the company promises to tell at the Build conference in June.
: Windows Blog