Windows 8’s Task Manager: New and Improved?

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) –  Microsoft’s famous Windows Task Manager is getting a revamp with the eventual release of the company’s next OS, Windows 8. Microsoft gave some insight into changes with the latest post on the company’s Building Windows 8 blog.

In the post, company program manager (In Control of Your PC team) Ryan Haveson pointed to some goals with the latest version of the application. The first involved optimizing the application “for the most common scenarios.”  Specifically, this involves closing applications.

The second goal listed involved using “modern information design to achieve functional goals.” With this, Microsoft wants to make Task Manager “thoughtful.”

The company also doesn’t want to disrupt what Task Manager’s already good at. Haveson stated, “We explicitly set a goal to not remove functionality, but rather to augment, enhance, and improve.”

Microsoft President of Windows  and Windows Live Division Steven Sinofsky launched the Building Windows 8 blog around two months ago to start a conversation on issues concerning the development of Windows 8.

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