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.
- By Stephen Swoyer
Microsoft's next Build developer event is scheduled to take place the week after Windows 8 ships.
- By Kathleen Richards
Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.
Microsoft showed off its next-generation Office last week, but viewers most likely did not see the Metro user interface at work.
According to a Windows Team blog post made Wednesday, the official release date for Windows 8 will be October 26, 2012.
Microsoft described a new "File History" backup-and-restore feature for use with personal files in Windows 8.
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.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft announced today that Windows Server 2012 will have only four editions: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials and Foundation.
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.
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.
Mary Jo Foley on whether Microsoft can/will turn up the speed in which it delivers new updates.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Greg Shields lays out the new and improved features to look for in Windows Server 2012's Active Directory.
- By Greg Shields
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 executives on Wednesday previewed Windows Phone 8, the company's next-generation smartphone operating system.
Will Microsoft's Surface help to bring in good security practices into the tablet world?