Windows 8/RT


Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Preorders Available

Upgrade copies of Windows 8 Pro for x86/x64 systems can now be preordered from various retail outlets.

Ballmer: Microsoft Is a 'Devices and Services Company'

Microsoft now sees itself as a "devices and services company," according to CEO Steve Ballmer.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 Essentials to its hardware manufacturing partners today.

Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake

Microsoft's choice to store passwords in plain text format may give attackers easy access to your system.

Paul Allen's Review of Windows 8: 'Elegant' and 'Puzzling'

Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen has published a favorable, but critical, review of Windows 8.

TechNet and Windows Server 2012 Licensing Changes

Brien runs through some of the issues he's run into with Redmond's updated licensing policies.

F5 To Deliver Microsoft Network Virtualization Gateway

F5 Networks today announced a forthcoming network virtualization product in collaboration with Microsoft.

Putting a Positive Spin on Microsoft's IE Zero-Day Flaw

The IE vulnerability incident presents Microsoft with a perfect occasion to brag about the new security features hitting Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Windows Server 2012 Gets High Marks in IT Pro Survey

A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey has found that 90 percent of respondents plan to deploy Windows Server 2012 in the next two years.

Microsoft's User Experience Virtualization Tool Available as Release Candidate

Microsoft last week issued the release candidate test version of its User Experience Virtualization tool.

Windows RT Devices To Ship with Office 2013 Preview Installed

Microsoft confirmed today that Windows RT ARM-based devices will be sold with a free "preview" edition of Office Home and Student 2013 RT preinstalled.

Microsoft Releases Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 8 Preview

Microsoft last week released a software utility that lets IT pros manage Windows Server 2012 from their desktops.

Windows 8 Reader Review: Microsoft's Mixed Bag

While some IT pros look forward to the pending release of Windows 8, many have misgivings about the new UI. Here are the critiques of the reviewers who matter most: Redmond readers.

System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Now Available

Microsoft today announced the release of a beta test version of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

HP and Microsoft Team on Private Clouds Using Windows Server 2012

Hewlett-Packard today announced a "joint private cloud initiative" with Microsoft.

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