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Windows 8 will also incorporate both a Metro style interface that's optimized for touch screens (think tablets) and a classic desktop interface. Users will be able to select their preferred interface to match their needs; desktop mode is ideal for tasks that require the mouse, for example. Those who prefer working exclusively in Metro may do so too, which will see Apps taking up the entire screen without minimize or maximize buttons. When in that mode, Steven Sinofsky, Windows and Windows Live division president, wrote in a blog that: "Essentially, you can think of the Windows desktop as another App."

While no official date has been announced for the launch of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system (OS), hardware running on it is widely expected to debut before the holiday season in 2012. In the run-up to the release of Windows 8 next year, the Redmond-based software giant has already started generating buzz for Microsoft's next OS by outlining various capabilities and design rationale on the official Building Windows 8 blog. So what are some of the top Windows 8 features that businesses will benefit from?

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