The "release preview" of Windows 8 and the "release candidate" of Windows Server 2012 were made available for download today by Microsoft.
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.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, predicted on Tuesday that 500 million users will have Windows 8 devices by the end of next year.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Users of Windows 8 will experience a different way of accessing their PC's boot options, which Microsoft described on Tuesday.
A beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit version 7.0 was released last week.
Microsoft explained this week that it has updated its venerable CHKDSK utility for Windows 8.
An attorney at Mozilla suggested on Wednesday that Microsoft may be moving into antitrust territory by effectually restricting browser choice on Windows RT.
Microsoft described what's to come with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) when Windows Server 2012 rolls out.
Microsoft on Thursday further clarified the status of its Media Center consumer entertainment application in the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.
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).
- By Greg Shields
Microsoft plans to abandon its "Windows Live" nomenclature over the next few months as it prepares to roll out Windows 8.
Microsoft announced yesterday that it plans to release another test version of Windows 8, called a "release preview," in the first week of June.
According to independent experts, licensing for Windows 8 Enterprise virtual desktops may end up costing you more and/or bring new restrictions.
Microsoft explained today how devices running Windows RT, or Windows 8 on ARM hardware, can be used for both personal and business purposes.