MSN For Windows 8 Coming October 26: Faster, Smarter, Prettier

MSN for Windows 8 is on the way. Starting on October 26th, you’ll be able to check out the updated user interface, enjoy supersonic speed and get instant access to all the information that’s important to you.

The news was unveiled on the Official Microsoft Blog today by MSN General Manager Bob Visse:

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.

The new platform was built exclusively for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10. It’s got a new fullscreen look, clearly designed with the iPad, and other tablets, in mind. The interface is easy on the eyes, simple and clean. According to Visse, it’s built for speed with pages rendering twice as fast as the classic MSN. Basically, it’s going to be a more “app-like” experience.

In terms of content, they have established new relationships with the Associate Press and Reuters. Plus, they are introducing their own MSN News, which is designed to help you find the news that’s of interest to you. There’s also the new “Snap” feature, which allows you to ‘snap’ a given page to the side of the screen while you use another program or page.

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