A New Look and More Organization for the MS Download Center
Have you ever needed to get a download for your Windows system, but you weren’t quite sure where to find what you needed? Perhaps you need an update for one of your programs. Maybe a free trial of a game is more your style. Either way, I have the solution for you.
Getting updates and downloads used to be a bit of a hassle. The Microsoft Download Center has made this task a lot simpler. You can get all of your downloads for Windows in one place.
While the download center itself is nothing new, they are making some pretty radical changes. The new site is currently in open beta testing. You can check it out by visiting the main page of the download center. A pop up will appear that asks you if you would like to access the beta. Choose the “yes" option, and you will be taken to the beta version.
The beta is mostly about the redesign of the site. Aside from the cosmetic changes, the most noticeable change is the reorganization of the download center.
The new beta site is based on a recent Microsoft development called Silverlight. This allows for a more interactive experience. In the beta version, it is only supported for Internet Explorer users. The full version is slated to be supported for all of the Windows browsers. This includes the new Safari browser for Windows.
The download center has a wide variety of categories. You can get security updates, drivers, codecs, and trials of popular games for the PC. These are just a few of the more than two dozen categories.