Has we already knew, the future it’s all connected
On this post at Building Windows 8 Blog, Steven Sinofsky explains how Microsoft developed Windows 8 with the purpose to give the end users a better mobile experience, with special focus on the mobile broadband connections.
One of the great improvements it’s that now Windows 8 brings a layer that controls the mobile broadband interface (Mobile Broadband Interface Model, or MBIM). This removes from the end users path, the hurdles that everyone knows about installing the third-party drives and software from the OEMs that normally gives a lot of headaches.
This means, an unique interface to control all your networks, with no issues about turning on and off radio antennas, put pin codes in another place, etc..
With a mobile broadband, it’s now even possible to see on the new user interface the data plans you have contracted with your provider, the consumptions, etc.
Because Microsoft want’s everyone developing to Windows 8, they now provide a new set of developer APIs so developers can take advantage of this nice new features.
Also, the new Windows 8 Task Manager provides a more granular information about the broadband usage. For example, you can know exactly how much network bandwidth an application has consumed.
To read the complete article and to see a short video demonstration just go to:
Building Windows 8 - Engineering Windows 8 for mobile networks