engine - 12:04 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Talks About Windows 8 Features [businessinsider.com]
Microsoft's Windows chief Steve Sinofsky said he was ready to start talking about Windows 8 on Monday, and today he followed up on his promise by listing the feature teams who are working on the next version of Microsoft's flagship product.
The most interesting part: there is an App Store team.
This is the first official confirmation that Windows 8 will in fact have an app store like recent versions of Mac OSX. Screenshots of an app store leaked in April, but now we know for sure.
Most of the other teams are working in areas that have been in Windows for a long time, but a couple other team names stand out:
In Control Of Your PC. This could be some new control interface like voice command, or perhaps a security feature.
Human Interaction Platform. Sounds like Kinect for controlling Windows.
User-Centered Experience, which sounds like the latest take on personalizing Windows based on the user's sign in credentials.