Meet Windows 8

With Windows 8, Windows has been reimagined. It's the best of both worlds, the best solution for work and play.

Start screen and live tiles.

Windows 8 lets you personalize your Start screen with live tiles that bubble-up information for the things you care about most.

Amazing apps.

Windows 8 includes amazing, built-in apps that work together seamlessly. Find even more apps in the Windows Store.

Cloud connected.

Windows 8 connects your favorite services to your Microsoft account, giving you immediate access to your personal content through SkyDrive and your apps.

Be more productive.

Windows 8 offers the fun of a tablet with the productivity of a PC; it's the best of both worlds.

Start Screen

Easy and fun navigation.

The Start screen and live tiles deliver a new Windows 8 user experience, optimized for touch, and mouse and keyboard. Help your customers experience Windows 8 through learning its easy and fun navigation.

The Windows 8 Start Screen

Personalised Start Screen.

The Start screen and live tiles bring the things you care about most right to the front of your device. Pin contacts, apps, photos, websites, and more to your Start screen, so you can access them quickly and get real-time updates.*

live tiles.

Live tiles on the Windows 8 Start screen bring your apps to life, displaying useful information on the tile-even when the app isn't running. Live tiles change and update in real time, so you can see what's happening and keep current with what matters most to you.

Amazing apps


Your apps are amazing because they work together. Use the Share charm to share content between apps, including services like Facebook and Twitter.* The more apps you have, the more ways you can share.

An example app running

Pin from within an app.

Find yourself visiting the same app to look at the same information every day? There's no need to navigate within the app to find what you need. With Windows 8, you pin content from within apps, so you can find what you need-fast.

Windows Store.

Find more apps in the Windows Store.* It's easy to navigate and discover new apps, with suggestions, ratings, and the ability to try an app before you buy it.


The Search charm gives you an easy way to search your current app, the web, or all apps, files, and settings on your device.* The more apps you have, the more places you can search. Search once, search everything.

Cloud connected


With 7 GB of free cloud storage through SkyDrive, you'll never be without the files, photos, and videos that matter most to you.* You can get immediate access to SkyDrive online storage from any webconnected device.

SkyDrive screen

People app.

With Windows 8, your entire PC is cloud connected. Your apps are connected to the services you use just by adding them to your Microsoft account. The People app is your most complete address book. You can include contacts from Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, and others. Quickly see what's new, share an update, comment, or initiate a conversation.

Microsoft account.

With a Microsoft account, you can sync contacts, settings, browser history, and social networks across any Windows 8 device.*

More productive


Windows 8 enables you to multi-task by snapping two apps side-by-side-even on a touchscreen tablet.

Window 8 Desktop view


Windows 8 offers the fun and entertainment of a tablet, with the power and productivity of a PC. You can access the familiar desktop and run your favorite Microsoft Office applications.

USB ports.

All Windows 8 devices-even tablets-offer USB ports, providing options for extra storage, local printing, and other external capabilities.