Windows BlueStudy leaked to the Internet assembly Windows Blue Build 9364 yielded some interesting results.

Thanks to in-depth analysis of the system folder Windows, service applications folder and hidden user folders found something to work Microsoft programmers after the official release of Windows 8.

It is stipulated that the current assembly Windows Blue is a rather crude product, which still remains to be finalized. Thus, there is no guarantee that all found new items will appear in the final product.

1. Access to the Internet

In particular, it concerns the internal division of mobile access to the Internet. Two modules «TetheringStation» and «TetheringManager» clearly indicate that Windows Blue will be able to connect additional devices to the mobile to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Unfortunately, at the moment, these modules do not have a GUI, though are valid proof of the desire for enhanced integration of Microsoft Smartphone and PC.

2. Antivirus Windows Defender

And antivirus Windows Defender now has its own full-screen control module for tiled interface. In the system there are dozens of Windows Blue indication that, although Windows 8 includes a folder called «Windows-Defender-Modern-App», which is not used. Probably in a hurry to release Microsoft Windows 8, so put the creation of Metro-version of Defender before the platform «Blue». However, in the current assembly Blue still not working full-screen version of the Defender.

3. Barcode scanners and card readers

Another new feature built-in support for devices such as barcode scanners and card readers with the tape. Included in the Windows Blue new library DLL, registry keys and language files hint that Blue puts both of these classes of devices on a par with such common embedded modules as proximity sensors, microphones, GPS and webcam.

4. Extend battery life

Special attention is paid to the Windows Blue extend battery life. The system power management, a new option called «Latency sensitivity hint processor performance» («The performance of the processor is controlled by the requirements of the delay response”). No further clues on this point. In economy mode the CPU will remain in power 0%, even while performing the most demanding applications, and in the “High Performance” power consumption of all time will be 99%. The first tests with the energy utilities PCMark 7 showed that the Windows Blue beats Windows 8 in almost all scenarios, possibly at the expense of more efficient drivers.

5. Memory

In Windows Blue slightly reduced the amount of memory that is used by the system by default – it is necessary to work in an entry-level tablets. Compared with Windows 8 winning is about 90 MB in 10 minutes after boot – a small but noticeable improvement.

6. Retina-displays

As for the new displays with higher resolution, especially Retina-displays, many graphic resources become larger by 25-50%. For example, Aero cursors in Windows 8 have a maximum size of 48×48 pixels, and in Windows Blue is the mouse icon size to 64×64 pixels.

7. BaseFS Minkernel

At the lowest level of greatest interest and reference technologies BaseFS Minkernel. Packages with names located in «Windows \ Servicing», which is used to install the components and roles (in Windows Server). In the public domain there is no mention of technology BaseFS, apart from being a Microsoft a decade ago. This document describes the Network File System BaseFS with enhanced fault tolerance compared to NTFS. It is unclear whether this old could be used in a prototype version of a fresh Windows Blue, or it is the name given to some entirely new development.

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