Articles about Windows 8
A longtime Mac user picks up a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and discovers good and not-so-good things about Redmond's new mobile platform and Windows 8. Oh, and then there are the observations of what makes Windows users tick.
The much-anticipated Windows 8.1 spring update, released to manufacturing days ago and due for public distribution in early April, leaked to the web early. The source isn't a shady Eastern European download site but Microsoft's own Windows Update servers.
Microsoft looks to be ready to trade OEMs a cheaper version of Windows 8.1 in exchange for shipping new devices with Bing preloaded as the default search engine.
Microsoft is offering business users some useful Windows 8.1 tips, tricks and how-to content via a new blog-post series.
Toshiba's 8-inch Encore can run legacy desktop Windows apps, although you may find them difficult to work with on such a small screen. Performance could be better, but the price is attractive and battery life impressive.
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1 is done and heading towards general availability in April, according to various sources.
Microsoft's Dynamics team is continuing to lead the Windows 8 app charge. The ERP team has built a 'modern' app for shop-floor operators.
Microsoft's new CEO will be announcing changes to the company's Senior Leadership team as soon as this week, according to reports.
Microsoft is introducing a Windows Enterprise Edition SKU available for the first time to those without Software Assurance.
If and when Microsoft makes Windows 8 free, how will it monetize it if so many of its core services and key apps are built-in for no extra charge? Let the experiments commence.
The 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 is a well made and attractively priced hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet. However, its moderate specification and small size make it difficult to recommend as your primary Windows device.
Microsoft is making Service Pack 1 for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 available for immediate download.
In seeming preparation for Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's handset business, the executive musical chairs recommences.
In this catch-up edition Kevin and I cover the news from the past couple of weeks along with some initial MWC thoughts. Stay tuned for our MWC wrap-up next weekend.
Microsoft execs have acknowledged publicly what's been rumored for months: An update to Windows 8.1 is coming to users this spring.