Windows 8 Upgrade
Windows 8 is one of the futuristic operating systems from Microsoft. We have never seen an operating system from Microsoft with dual interface. There are hundreds of new enhancements in Windows 8, which gives a refreshing operating system experience to the users. The operating system was released in 2012.
The development of Windows 8 had begun soon after the release of Windows 7 in 2009. Each stage was called a Windows 8 milestone. Different milestones were covered during the development stages. So, what were the different stages of development? In this post, we will take you through the different stages of development in detail.
The first milestone
According to the reports, the first milestone was reached when the prototype of the operating system was ready in 2010. The prototype was given only to the internal testers during this stage and high level of secrecy was maintained.
M2 Beta 1
This beta version was ready by September 2010. The different builds in this version were 7955 and 7959. Beta version is simply a working model. Most of the beta versions will have numerous bugs and therefore, not released to the public for testing.
This Windows 8 milestone was achieved in July 2011. The operating system at this point had most of the features incorporated in it. The operating system was still not made public to the users.
This pre-beta version was released in September 2011.
The consumer preview, which can be called as the real beta, was released on February 29th 2012.
This release candidate came out in June 2012. Only those features seen on this version would be available with the final release and no significant changes will be made to the operating system.
This was the final version, which was made available to the manufacturers. It was on August 2012.
Features Of Windows 8
Public could purchase Windows 8 operating system by October 2012.
After receiving numerous complaints about the Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft released an update for the operating system, called Windows 8.1. Even though it was released as a separate operating system, many experts consider it an update to Windows 8.
We hope that you have understood the different stages of Windows 8 development. For further information on Windows 8 operating system, you may contact Windows support center or contact our technical support team.
Read more »