Paul Thurrott of the Windows Supersite dug a bit deeper and unearthed a feature that will make your life easier if you use multiple Windows 8 devices: a greatly enhanced Start screen sync.
Although the interface for managing the feature is broken in the test version, he was able to sync his start screen by simply signing in to two different Windows Blue-equipped PCs with the same Microsoft account. While Windows 8 allows for the syncing of basic settings and your wallpaper, Thurrott reports that Windows Blue ups the ante by syncing your modern Start screen's color scheme and pinned tiles, including said tiles' colors and layout.
Even more new features in Windows Blue
The synced tab option in Windows Blue's IE 11.Windows Blue will also come with Internet Explorer 11, which so far does not look significantly different from the current version. Yet the leaked version shows there will be a new option called Synced Tabs, currently inoperative, which would allow you to access open tabs across devices.
There are already options to sync bookmarks and history with IE 10, and the new feature appears similar to Apple’s implementation across OSX and Safari for iOS, which lets you open a tab on your phone and pick it up on your computer, or vice versa. Rafael Rivera suggests we could see something similar implemented between Windows Blue and Windows Phone devices.
Another improvement brings a handy feature in the modern-style version of IE 10 to the desktop version Internet Explorer 11: Swiping horizontally to move through your browsing history. So far it can only be enabled via the Registry Editor, however, and you will then need to restart IE 11 in order to activate the function.
Get your hands on Blue
Citing anonymous sources, The Verge reports that Microsoft is planning to release a public preview of Windows Blue (though it surely won't be named that) coinciding with the Build 2013 conference, which will be held June 26 through the 28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.