A Better Way to Manage Files? Windows 8 Has an Answer

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – More and more information regarding Microsoft’s unreleased OS Windows 8 keeps rolling in and it’s all thanks to Steven Sinofsky, the company’s President of Windows Live Division.

In the latest post on the Building Windows 8 blog, Sinofsky discusses file management, something Microsoft hopes to improve with their latest OS.

Portion of the blog post reads, “Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting are far and away the most heavily used features within Windows Explorer, representing 50% of total command usage (based on Windows 7 telemetry data). For Windows 8, we want to make sure that using these core file management commands, which we collectively refer to as “copy jobs,” is a great experience.”

So what are Microsoft’s answers for simplifying the process? The company has three. The first includes one copy location, which Microsoft says is to “Create one unified experience for managing and monitoring ongoing copy operations.” The second goal is being “Clear and concise” in order to “remove distractions.” Meanwhile, the third is giving the user more control and Microsoft states this goal is to “Put people in control of their copy operations.”

In the recent past, Microsoft has stated its intended goal of having an “open dialogue” while creating Windows 8. For more information, visit: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/23/improving-our-file-management-basics-copy-move-rename-and-delete.aspx