Windows 8/RT


Server Message Block 3.0: Microsoft's New Storage Model

Considering buying a SAN? Stop what you're doing. The world of storage is about to change and its future lies in a surprisingly familiar protocol: the Server Message Block (SMB).

Microsoft Kills 'Windows Live' Brand

Microsoft plans to abandon its "Windows Live" nomenclature over the next few months as it prepares to roll out Windows 8.

June 'Release Preview' for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Announced

Microsoft announced yesterday that it plans to release another test version of Windows 8, called a "release preview," in the first week of June.

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition To Bring VDI Licensing Complications

According to independent experts, licensing for Windows 8 Enterprise virtual desktops may end up costing you more and/or bring new restrictions.

Microsoft Announces App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices

Microsoft explained today how devices running Windows RT, or Windows 8 on ARM hardware, can be used for both personal and business purposes.

'Windows Server 2012' and System Center 2012 Announced at MMS

Microsoft today announced that its code-named Windows Server 8 solution now has the official product name of "Windows Server 2012."

Windows 8 and ARM-Based 'Windows RT' Editions Named

Microsoft named the upcoming editions of Windows 8 on Monday, both for x86/x64 machines and ARM devices.

Gartner: Microsoft Tablet Market Share To Claim 4 Percent in 2012

Research firm Gartner is projecting that tablets running any version of Windows OS will make up 4.1 percent of all media tablets sold this year.

Splashtop Releases Window 8 Developer Test Solution for iPads

The world of cross-device computing inched closer with the release today of a new "Win8 Metro Testbed" connection solution from Splashtop Inc.

Microsoft Rolls Out 'User Experience' and App-V 5.0 Virtualization Betas

Microsoft today released "user experience virtualization" and application virtualization beta tools that will be part of its Desktop Optimization suite for IT pros.

Windows 8: Show Us the Hardware!

Mary Jo Foley points out that while Microsoft can talk Windows 8 all it wants, there's currently no hardware that can truly show off what Window 8 will do.

Windows 8 Release Dates Rumored, Start Button Dead

Specific Windows 8 release-cycle dates were reported today on a financial news Web site.

DaRT 8 Beta Recovery Tool for Windows Released

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of a beta test version of its PC recovery solution for IT pros.

IE 10 Security Feature Offers Bumpy Ride for 'Desktop' Users

Internet Explorer 10 contains a new security feature called "enhanced protected mode" that Windows 8 beta testers may soon encounter.

Windows 8 Beta Can Be Tested With Windows Home Server

Microsoft this week offered some tips about connecting the Windows 8 "customer preview" beta with Windows Home Server.

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