Windows 8/RT


Microsoft Acknowledges Possible Partner Strain Over Surface Tablet

The upcoming Windows 8 Surface tablet could strain relationships with its hardware partners, said Microsoft on Thursday.

Black Hat: Will Windows 8 Be a Hacking Killjoy?

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.

Microsoft Build 2012 Dev Event Slated for October

Microsoft's next Build developer event is scheduled to take place the week after Windows 8 ships.

Microsoft Looks To Be On the Right Track With Surface

Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.

New Office 365: Where Are the Metro Apps?

Microsoft showed off its next-generation Office last week, but viewers most likely did not see the Metro user interface at work.

Windows 8 Official Release Date: October 26

According to a Windows Team blog post made Wednesday, the official release date for Windows 8 will be October 26, 2012.

Backup Gets Personal in Windows 8 With 'File History'

Microsoft described a new "File History" backup-and-restore feature for use with personal files in Windows 8.

Windows 8's General Availability Set for October, Windows Server 2012 To Reach RTM in August

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.

Windows Server 2012 Editions Revealed

Microsoft announced today that Windows Server 2012 will have only four editions: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials and Foundation.

Review: Inside Windows Server 2012

With a new file system, Features on Demand, and major improvements to storage, networking and clustering, the forthcoming server OS is a substantial move forward for Microsoft.

Microsoft Offering Upgrade to Windows 8 for $40

Customers running Windows 7, XP or Vista will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, according to a Microsoft blog post.

Quick Guide: What's New in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory

Greg Shields lays out the new and improved features to look for in Windows Server 2012's Active Directory.

Can Microsoft Speed the Pace of Windows?

Mary Jo Foley on whether Microsoft can/will turn up the speed in which it delivers new updates.

Gartner: Windows 8 Signals End of Win32 Era

Microsoft's upcoming OS will mark the end of the traditional Windows platform, thanks to WinRT being poised as the dominating platform for Windows OS, according to a report by Gartner.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 With 'Shared Windows Core'

Microsoft executives on Wednesday previewed Windows Phone 8, the company's next-generation smartphone operating system.

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