Windows 8/RT


RemoteFX Named as Microsoft's New VDI 'Umbrella Brand'

Microsoft announced at TechEd this week that it has advanced RemoteFX as a brand that covers a collection of its virtual desktop infrastructure technologies.

TechEd Day 2: Microsoft Outlines 'Enterprise Ready' Windows 8

Microsoft's Day 2 keynote today at TechEd focused on the basics of Windows 8, contending it will be ready for the enterprise when available.

TechEd Day 1: New Windows Intune, Enhanced Dev Tools Announced

Microsoft announced a few cloud- and developer-oriented tidbits today at its TechEd event, which is being held this week in Orlando, Fla.

Google Chrome Beta for Windows 8 Arriving, but Not for WinRT

Google announced on Thursday that its Chrome browser will be available for testing on the Windows 8 release preview.

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 and 'Ecosystem Convergence' at Computex

Microsoft's vision of a world of connected devices got a full airing at Computex today in Taipei, Taiwan.

TechEd 2012: A Turning Point?

As Microsoft prepares to release the most radical redesign of Windows in its history -- and bolsters its cloud computing platform -- TechEd 2012 will prep IT pros and developers.

Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Now Available

The "release preview" of Windows 8 and the "release candidate" of Windows Server 2012 were made available for download today by Microsoft.

Many Enterprise Developers Haven't Tested Windows 8

Despite the release of the Windows 8 release candidate, Microsoft may face an uphill battle in convincing the vast majority of enterprise developers to test it -- at least initially.

Survey: Windows IT Pros Give Thumbs Up to Windows 8

According to a survey of approximately 1,400 IT pros, 20.7 percent said they were "very interested" and 40.2 percent were "somewhat interested" in Windows 8 for their companies.

Microsoft Explains Windows 8 Boot Options

Users of Windows 8 will experience a different way of accessing their PC's boot options, which Microsoft described on Tuesday.

Ballmer: Windows 8 To Have '500 Million' Users by End of 2013

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, predicted on Tuesday that 500 million users will have Windows 8 devices by the end of next year.

Microsoft Releases MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta

A beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit version 7.0 was released last week.

Microsoft Offering Improved CHKDSK Utility in Windows 8

Microsoft explained this week that it has updated its venerable CHKDSK utility for Windows 8.

Mozilla Lawyer: Windows RT Excluding Other Browsers

An attorney at Mozilla suggested on Wednesday that Microsoft may be moving into antitrust territory by effectually restricting browser choice on Windows RT.

Microsoft Adding Remote Desktop Services Improvements to Windows Server 2012

Microsoft described what's to come with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) when Windows Server 2012 rolls out.

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