The All New MSN for Windows 8
Built Exclusively for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10
When we saw what Windows 8 and IE 10 could make possible, we saw possibilities we had never before imagined. We thought deeply about how you could interact with MSN in an increasingly touch and tablet-friendly world. We envisioned something completely new and refreshing that would surprise and delight. Something built from the ground up that harnesses the new technical capabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.
Introducing MSN for Windows 8
Staying in the know just got easier and faster. Designed exclusively for Windows 8, the all new MSN for Windows 8 experience will be the first thing you discover when you launch Internet Explorer 10 on your new device.
Available October 26th, MSN for Windows 8 gives you a place where you can be informed, decompress and let your curiosity reign. From the updated user interface to blazing fast speed and comprehensive content, MSN showcases what it does best – instant access to the information you want.
At first glance, you will notice the new look and feel. The new MSN is a full-screen experience that is clean, simple and built for touch. Whether you’re reading daily headlines or catching up on the latest gossip, the experience is intuitive and consistent. The content flows to channels without interrupting the visual layout, and you’ll know what stories are most important, just by viewing the size of the story tile.
News You Want, Faster
MSN for Windows 8 is built for speed. Because Internet Explorer 10 was designed to take advantage of the system architecture of Windows 8, rendering complex page layouts and high resolution images is faster and more fluid. Now you can easily view images, slideshows and videos, without compromising the overall experience. The result is a cleaner more “app-like” experience that allows you use the Flip Ahead feature to swiftly jump from article to article with a simple gesture. The pages render twice as fast as the classic MSN web experience. You can use the Snap feature to snap a given page to the side of screen – say your favorite stock- while you engage in another program or page.
Comprehensive and Consistent Content
We all want to know what’s happening in the world. In fact, more than 90 percent of us who use the internet say the need to feel informed is our top priority for going online. With years of delivering award winning editorial, MSN will continue to be the premiere destination for keeping people informed and entertained.
MSN for Windows 8 brings you trusted, world-class news from a variety of sources, including new content relationships with the Associated Press and Reuters. We’re are also introducing MSN News which is designed to deliver the news you’re looking for, how you’re looking for it. It will deliver short succinct news bites from 300-500 words providing you with quick snap-shots of information. Whether you’re reading news, sports or money, the experience is intuitive and consistent across categories and channels.
The experience will be available on October 26th, but to learn more check back here or follow us:
- Bob Visse, General Manager, MSN
In fact, it's down right goofy to look at MSN because it seems like they showing mostly entertainment news. I hope the new one will allow me to customize the sections I want to see.
I agree with AG4ENG. Please let there be more customization in this New MSN and let us choose the news topics we want to see. And I also hope this new version of MSN will be less cluttered than the current one. And try (if it's possible that is) to let the top stories be less about who got who pregnant and more on world issues and important news results that affect the country and the occasional tech innovation too. It would be cool (though I know it's unlikely) if there was a specific section devoted entirely to Microsoft news because everyday I keep track on news about Microsoft.
It is almost May, 2013 and I still don't see a fix for the disappearing setting for homepage. I had Google set as my homepage and I'm trying to switch to MSN, but IE10 won't save my new setting. It still launches . What's the deal? I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise and IE10 with all the latest software updates.
Actually imagined something better from Microsoft.
This is super cluttered and meant to target tablet device audiences. Same complaint about Windows 8 though, not everyone is on a tablet or has a touch screen. Also if your goanna use this Metro Tile concept then keep it consistent with the Metro theme on the start menu of Windows 8 and keep categories in columns not rows.
What about desktops?
When are fixes goanna be put in place for the desktop users or is Microsoft taking the stance that they are already obsolete? If your goanna keep the desktop leave a start menu that is easy, quick to navigate and doesn't require me to scroll back and forth across the screen.
Truthfully while there are some really awesome fixes and additions to the new MSN.com and Windows 8 the annoyance of scrolling across screens and making my eyes roam everywhere to find content makes me want to do a switch permanently to Linux or maybe even Apple. Office isn't enough to stay with the system anymore as there are plenty of comparable substitutes like Open Office or Google Docs ( Now, Google Drive ).
On one last note I cannot deny Microsoft is still a superior software maker, I think they just rushed for a niche and forgot to make sure their base is okay.