Windows 8/RT


Windows Embedded Standard 8 Available for Preview

Microsoft this week announced a community test preview (CTP) release of Windows Embedded Standard 8.

Windows 8 Phones: Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Mary Jo Foley on the impact Windows 8 smartphones may give Microsoft in the marketplace.

Windows Server 8 Beta Arrives With Multiple Enhancements

Microsoft today announced the beta of Windows Server 8, with the bits are already available for download and testing.

Microsoft Releases Betas of Windows 8 and Windows Server 8, and Opens up the Windows Store

Microsoft today released betas of Windows 8 and Windows Server 8, and opened up its Windows Store for downloading applications.

UPDATE: 'Office 15' Getting Touch Enhancements

Microsoft is working on a better touch enabling its next-generation productivity suite, code-named "Office 15."

What's To Become of Passwords in Windows 8?

Will facial recognition and photo manipulation replace the traditional password in Microsoft's next OS?

Windows 8 Preview, Visual Studio 11 Beta Set for February 29

Microsoft announced that it's timing its Windows 8 Consumer Preview release with the availability of Visual Studio 11 beta and NET Framework 4.5 beta. set for release Feb. 29.

Windows 8 Adding More Language Options

Microsoft will be providing users with more options for preferred languages in Windows 8.

Windows 8 Logo Goes Metro

Microsoft unveiled and explained how it devised its new logo for Windows 8 today.

Microsoft's Windows 8 Vision Centered on Devices and Services

Microsoft thinks about the operating system market in terms of "devices and services," according to the company's chief financial officer.

The Tablet Transition

While the tablet won't be replacing the laptop anytime soon, tablets continue to improve their usability.

Windows 8 on ARM Details Emerge

Microsoft on Thursday provided a lot of clarification about what to expect with Windows 8 on ARM, also known as "WOA."

Windows 8 Designed To Limit Power Loss From Apps

Microsoft explained a bit more about the power-saving capabilities of Windows 8 and how that works with applications.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Starts February 29

Microsoft will hold a Windows 8 Consumer Preview event on Feb. 29 in Barcelona, Spain.

Microsoft's Roadmap for 2012 Charted by Analyst Firm

Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.

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