Jerry Nixon @Work: Windows 8 avoids “Bill Shock” with Mobility Overhaul

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Windows 8 avoids “Bill Shock” with Mobility Overhaul

Network context menu with these options: Reduce data usage / Show estimated data usage / Status / Properties / Remove connection profileIn a recent article, the Windows 8 team introduces a set of mobility features in Windows 8 that can reduce unexpected bandwidth charges.

People want similar mobility on their PCs as they get on their smartphones.

It is unlikely that your end goal is just to get connected to the Internet. Instead, connecting to the Internet is a step (or a hurdle) towards what you really want to do, like surf, socialize, or explore, and you would prefer that your PC is connected and ready for you to use whenever you want and wherever you are.

We looked at the fundamentals of wireless connectivity and re-engineered Windows 8 for a mobile and wireless future, going beyond incremental improvements. This is a good example of work that requires new hardware to work in concert with new software in order to realize its full potential.

Read the article here.