We pry open a copy of Microsoft's first public release of Windows 8.
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You invoke the Settings side menu by hovering over Start. Options let you control brightness, access wireless networks, set battery controls, select languages and whether you want to show desktop notifications. These are Metro versions of the sorts of options now available on the Windows system tray. The main difference here is all aesthetic. The wireless network chooser, for instance, is much cleaner looking now.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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