Near the end of the keynote, the presentation included a slide with hundreds of features that Microsoft claim they “didn’t get to show”. At normal scale, it was a little difficult to comprehend, but with the magic of magnification it reveals a few nuggets.
Here are some of the most interesting ones I could read legibly from the text.
- Integrated load balancing – if you have multiple active network connections, Windows 8 will intelligently balance the network traffic between them for performance
- Stereo 3D video and gaming – would suggest native support for stereoscopic display output too
- Easy discover apps that support a language – would suggest Windows Store will allow browsing by language
- Filter apps that are accessible – similar to above, for applications that are accessible
- Start background – there will be the ability to change the Start background (not possible in developer preview)
- Create Live ID in Windows OOBE – users without Live IDs will be able to create one at the Windows setup
- Phone as Smartcard – the ability to use Windows Phone as an authenticator for login?
- Communication over SMS on my PC – the ability to send and receive SMSes?
- Native support for WIMAX and LTE