Windows 8/RT


Microsoft's Touch-Based Future: Will Customers Follow?

Mary Jo Foley discusses why Windows 8 is just the latest example of how the company is trying to push customers into a future that they're not ready for.

Windows Server 2012 Released and Showcased by Microsoft

Microsoft today announced the release of Windows Server 2012 as part of a launch event.

September Reader Letters: High Hopes for Surface Tablet Devices

Will Microsoft's Windows 8 Surface tablet sink or float? Here's what readers think.

IDC: Windows 8 May Not Halt PC Market Slide

IDC downgraded its worldwide PC shipment forecast in an announcement on Thursday.

Microsoft Outlines Software Defined Networking Benefits of Windows Server 2012

SDN capabilities will be powered by Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials RC Now Available

Microsoft on Monday released Windows Server 2012 Essentials release candidate.

Microsoft Kicks Off Window 8 'Upgrade Offer' Registration

Microsoft today opened registration for its limited-time Windows upgrade offer.

Microsoft Touts IIS 8.0 Improvements on Windows Server 2012

Microsoft highlighted this month why Internet Information Service 8.0 is a "no brainer" upgrade.

Windows 8 RTM Now Available to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

Microsoft today issued the "release to manufacturing" version of Windows 8 to its TechNet and MSDN subscribers.

Windows Server 2012 Licensing Tips Outlined in Report

A new Windows Server 2012 licensing report was released this month by Directions on Microsoft.

Microsoft Cites Windows RT Ecosystem Success, Despite Partner Grumbling

Microsoft today announced success in creating a single Windows RT operating system release that supports multiple system-on-chip platforms.

Acer Reportedly Seeking Price Assurances on Microsoft Surface

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 Exchange Event Returns, Build 2012 on Wait-List Status

Microsoft revived and opened registration for its Exchange conference, while its Build 2012 developer conference got a quick sell out today.

Rumor: Office 2013 for Windows RT Will Lack Some Features

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.

Is Microsoft Saying Goodbye to the Windows 8 'Metro' Name?

The "Metro" name, which is associated with the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, may be dropped by Microsoft.

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