||08/04/2012 (+223 days)
This build has been released at the same time as Windows 8 Developer Preview was distributed at the build 2011 Conference in Anaheim.
It includes the features we know now in the Release To Manufacturing build of Windows 8, such as the Startscreen, Charms bar, Lockscreen and Control Panel, but as this is an early preview it looks and behaves differently, such as the Charms bar is in the left lower corner where the start menu was located.
When you open an Metro Application it also display's text besides the App specific Logo.
The Ribbon UI in this build resembles the Office 2007 / Windows Live, it contains a different theme called aero lite.
As this is a server build it does not include sample apps and it does not contain client applications such as Defender, Media Player.
It also features a new Server Manager.
The Startscreen also contains some pinned Desktop Applications such as the Server Manager, PowerShell, Windows Explorer, Computer and Task Manager.
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