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Windows 8 leaks have been steadily finding their way onto the Internet for a couple of weeks now, with new screenshots, videos, and builds appearing on a regular basis.

One of the recent revelations is that Windows 8 will include support for push notifications, probably something on the lines of toast-styled notifications found on Windows Phone 7.

WP7 (1)Windows Phone 7: Toast-Styled Push Notifications

As reported by WinRumors, the latest Windows 8 Build 7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 contains references to a number of DLL files which points to such a functionality for the next iteration of the world’s most widely used desktop operating system.

  • wpnapps.dll “Windows Push Notification Apps”
  • wpncore.dll “Windows Push Notification Core”
  • wpnprv.dll “Windows Push Notification Platform Connection Provider”

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