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Microsoft offers peek at new Start screen design featuresAt Microsoft Build 2015 in San Francisco, Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore takes the stage and demos new user-interace design features for Windows 10.
So I have here a very recent build of Windows Ten for the PC, and I'm gonna begin on the start menu. And I wanna show you some of the work we've been doing to continue to tweak the design And improve the visuals and the interaction. So you'll see, what I've got here, we think it's pretty close to what we expect to have when we're done, although of course we're gonna continue to take feedback from our insiders. You'll notice there's new, beautiful, live tile animations that help draw people's attention to the apps and the app data for the things that they've pinned. You'll notice we've cleaned the layout up a bit. For those of you insiders who kind of surprised us with your enthusiasm for Window's 7 Arrow Glass you'll notice the translucency here is the blur effect you saw in Windows 7, so we're trying to bring some of that feel back. We've got the most used apps here. We're putting file explorer settings, power all apps at the bottom. We're bringing jump lifts back in, so you can see, here's File Explorer with jump lift, and this'll work for other apps as well. Thank you. [APPLAUSE] But the thing I wanna sort of focus on a little bit is this space right here, where, in this case, I haven't installed an app for a little while, so the system is gonna give us a smart suggestion for an app in the store that is gonna be one that is suitable for me. As I'm using my PC, on the client we know which apps you're launching and which apps you're installing. And so we're able to communicate with the store and bring down suggestions that are personalized for you to help users learn about great new apps that are available for them to try out on their PC. And as time goes by, we reuse that space In a smart way to help script the users' discovery of Apps first, but then their engagement later. So if I've installed an App, as you see here, for a little while that space becomes the recently installed App. The user can find the App, they can revisit it and if they use it enough It'll move its way up into the most used section automatically, and of course at any time the user can drag from left to right to take any of those apps and pin them as full live tiles. So think of this as the user's life cycle of discovery and engagement and reuse which we're trying to script right into the start menu.