Microsoft’s Windows 8 team has been working on its new operating system since more than a year, and now they have started to emphasize on the core features of this OS. In today’s Building Windows 8 post, Microsoft revealed the improved “Copy Jobs” feature which is basically redesigned to fulfill the needs of end users.
According to the telemetry data of Windows 7 operating system, the basic operations such as copying, deleting and renaming are some of the most performed tasks and it represents 50% of total command usage. Considering the percentage of these copy jobs, Microsoft has decided to improve the related functions and operations that can help users.
Since the arrival of Windows 7 in the market, Microsoft team has apparently found out that performing these copy-paste operations with large files is not as efficient as other small file operations. Hence, the developer team has set three important goals to enhance this feature in Windows 8.
- One place to manage all copy jobs: Create one unified experience for managing and monitoring ongoing copy operations.
- Clear and concise: Remove distractions and give people the key information they need.
- User in control: Put people in control of their copy operations.
With the above goals, Microsoft has made some initial developments in Copy Jobs operations. Users will get single copying window on their screens while performing multiple operations simultaneously. Here’s how it looks -
In the same function, Microsoft’s Windows 8 will offer pause option for the similar operations so that users will have control on their tasks. If you want to finish a copy operation quickly, you can allocate more memory to that file by pausing other operations on your computer. In technical terms, now users can prioritize these operations instead of CPUs.
Other than that, you can also see the detail view of copy operations in the same window and accordingly pause or resume your tasks.
Last but no the least, Microsoft has made important modifications in other aspects of copy jobs. Whenever we try to replace a file with existing file on PC, sometimes it becomes difficult to notice the difference between both the files. So, now Microsoft engineers have come up with an advanced design which will allow users to see and replace the appropriate file.
Watch the following video to know more about the improvements implemented in Windows 8 by Microsoft team.