Windows 8 Users: Here’s What’s Coming in the First Big Update

Do you use Windows 8? You're about to get an update to Windows 8.1.

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Do you use Windows 8? You’re about to get an update to Windows 8.1. Microsoft’s Jensen Harris shows off some of the changes in the above 4.5-minute video.

The topics covered are, in order:

  • Lock screen (pulls in your images)
  • Start screen (tile size changes)
  • All Apps screen (sorting options)
  • Personalization options (background colors and wallpaper)
  • New search features (curated results)
  • SkyDrive (cloud-based storage)
  • Multitasking (resizable app windows)

The Windows 8.1 preview will be available June 26 if you’d like to try things out early. Otherwise, the update will roll out later this year.

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