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The whole of the Windows 8 Start Screen is one enormous search tool. All you need to do is start typing, before choosing to focus on apps, settings or files — or the search interfaces built into many WinRT apps.
The preview builds of Windows 8 used traditional desktop icons on the Start menu, leaving them lost in large slabs of colour. The release code uses larger icons in Start menu tiles, making them easier to see and much more like the icons used by WinRT code — although there's no Live Tile support for desktop applications, while pinned websites need to have an alternate, larger, favicon.
Windows 8 comes with a new modern-style version of the familiar Remote Desktop tool. It's designed to support Virtual Desktops, as well as giving administrators access to servers from their desktops. There's touch support, as well as the ability to work with remote applications.