Windows 8/RT


UPDATE: 'Office 15' Getting Touch Enhancements

Microsoft is working on a better touch enabling its next-generation productivity suite, code-named "Office 15."

What's To Become of Passwords in Windows 8?

Will facial recognition and photo manipulation replace the traditional password in Microsoft's next OS?

Windows 8 Preview, Visual Studio 11 Beta Set for February 29

Microsoft announced that it's timing its Windows 8 Consumer Preview release with the availability of Visual Studio 11 beta and NET Framework 4.5 beta. set for release Feb. 29.

Windows 8 Adding More Language Options

Microsoft will be providing users with more options for preferred languages in Windows 8.

Windows 8 Logo Goes Metro

Microsoft unveiled and explained how it devised its new logo for Windows 8 today.

Microsoft's Windows 8 Vision Centered on Devices and Services

Microsoft thinks about the operating system market in terms of "devices and services," according to the company's chief financial officer.

The Tablet Transition

While the tablet won't be replacing the laptop anytime soon, tablets continue to improve their usability.

Windows 8 on ARM Details Emerge

Microsoft on Thursday provided a lot of clarification about what to expect with Windows 8 on ARM, also known as "WOA."

Windows 8 Designed To Limit Power Loss From Apps

Microsoft explained a bit more about the power-saving capabilities of Windows 8 and how that works with applications.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Starts February 29

Microsoft will hold a Windows 8 Consumer Preview event on Feb. 29 in Barcelona, Spain.

Microsoft's Roadmap for 2012 Charted by Analyst Firm

Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.

Windows 8 Secure Boot Controversy Refuses To Die

A "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 continues to draw controversy.

Microsoft Outlines Details of New Windows File System

Microsoft has outlined details of its next-generation file system, which will make its debut in Windows Server 8.

CES Keynote: Ballmer Sees 'New Magic' in Microsoft Metro UI

It was supposed to be Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's final shining moment at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

Microsoft Says Windows 8 Will Have Storage Virtualization Benefits

Microsoft on Thursday revealed that Windows 8 will have a sophisticated "storage spaces" feature that works with the forthcoming operating system's New Technology File System (NTFS).

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