PC-maker Acer is consulting with Microsoft after Redmond's announcement that it is building its own Surface tablets running Windows 8, according to a news report.
Microsoft revived and opened registration for its Exchange conference, while its Build 2012 developer conference got a quick sell out today.
Microsoft reportedly will include a "preview" version of Office 2013 for Windows RT when those devices get shipped, but it's rumored that some features will get cut.
The "Metro" name, which is associated with the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, may be dropped by Microsoft.
Attackers will have to learn a new trick if they want to hack Windows 8.
Windows Server 2012 was released today to hardware manufacturers, along with the Windows 8 client.
Microsoft announced today that Windows 8 is available at the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) stage.
The upcoming Windows 8 Surface tablet could strain relationships with its hardware partners, said Microsoft on Thursday.
During a presentation at this week's Black Hat security conference, security pros presented an argument on why Windows 8 may be the most secure OS Microsoft has ever released.
- By Stephen Swoyer
Microsoft's next Build developer event is scheduled to take place the week after Windows 8 ships.
- By Kathleen Richards
Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.
Microsoft showed off its next-generation Office last week, but viewers most likely did not see the Metro user interface at work.
According to a Windows Team blog post made Wednesday, the official release date for Windows 8 will be October 26, 2012.
Microsoft described a new "File History" backup-and-restore feature for use with personal files in Windows 8.
Windows 8 will be generally available in October and will release to manufacturing (RTM) in the first week of August, according to a Microsoft announcement.
- By Scott Bekker