In a new MSDN blog post, Microsoft details the optimizations it's made to Windows 8 for mobile networks — the company says the new OS will be able to manage connectivity more intelligently by being more aware of 3G and Wi-Fi networks, which will allow apps to compress data based on the type of connection. The Windows 8 task manager will also provide more coarse-grained information on how much data individual applications have consumed for each network. The optimizations should allow users to better manage their applications by being able to monitor detailed data usage information — and given the decline of unlimited data in the US, this type of information could be very useful for those who use Windows 8 on mobile networks.