[This article is contributed by our guest editor, Frank Yu who is a Social Media Strategist for Symbio.]

We sat down with Olav Nedrelid, Chief of Strategy at Symbio to informally geek out on the implications of the new Windows 8 operating system and the impact it will have in the business and consumer space. Much of this speculation is based on early previews by Microsoft on public websites as well as their own developer communications. Things may still change by the time of the release, but based on what we have read so far, here are some cool new things in Windows 8 and a reason for why it may be a revolutionary product for Microsoft and the whole technology eco-system.

Windows 8 is a complete redo of the stack. It has no .net framework; it supports it but, otherwise, is a totally new type of framework.

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