Using the pinch action, users can shrink app groups to view within the screen.
Windows 8 view of files.
Windows 8 Soft keyboard for tablets and other mobile devices.
There is also a thumbpad version.
How to change user profile.
Windows 8 Control Panel.
Changing the profile shot - keep an eye out later for this image, which Microsoft's Steve Sinofsky used to show how Windows 8 devices, including ARM-based ones, can sync.
Installing the changed profile.
Windows 8 News page. Looks a bit Flipbook, yes?
Control panel invoked with right side thumb swipe (the touch version of a right click).
Using a new "docking" feature, Windows 8 supports two apps on sharing screen space. Today's demo was a bit jumpy, but it’s only early days.
Watching a movie while updating a news feed. As Sinofsky pointed out, this is just demonstrating that multi-tasking is possible on Windows 8.
Showing off IE10 browser in Windows 8.
Getting apps to talk to each other through Windows 8 'Share'. This allows clipboard functionality between, for example, IE9 and Twitter. Cuts out the copy and paste since the app can be updated automatically.
The results of 'Share' functionality. The idea is that developers will build apps that take advantage of this OS feature.
Windows 8 Apps page.
Search on Windows 8 spans apps, the web and your hard drive.
Windows 8 Music player interface.
Searching both the device and the web for a band, which Microsoft has probably arranged to perform for BUILD attendees.
Selecting a photo from a third party app (built by Microsoft for the demo) in order to share via social media. Users will be able to select photos from social media and share them without downloading them to the hard drive first.
An ARM-based device running Windows 8.
The ARM-based device works as you would expect, tracing the finger’s slide action.
An ARM device synched with earlier Windows 8 user profile change.
BUILD attendees were given a free Samsung tablet, pre-loaded with the developer preview.