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  • Windows 8 mobiles may top iPad 3 for business deployment

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Even with overwhelming popularity of iPads and the anticipation of iPad 3, Windows 8 offers something businesses may find worth waiting for: support for ultrabook devices that behave as both tablets and keyboard devices, according to a Forrester study.
  • Review

    A deep dive into Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a new look at Microsoft's upcoming interface for both computers and tablets. Is one device being shortchanged in favor of the other?
  • Windows 8 has what it takes for 3G/4G mobile broadband

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Microsoft has built a ton of new features and capabilities into Windows 8 that make it a prime OS for mobile devices like ultrabooks and tablets. Aside from the Metro UI that is designed to be tapped and swiped on a touchscreen display, Windows 8 also includes new features for connecting to and managing mobile broadband connections.
  • Window shopping: A look at the Windows Store

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:48 am

    With the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has embraced the age of the app and opened its own app store--the Windows Store.
  • Windows 8: Training required

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Every new version of Windows has included interface changes. Most of these have been minor--an icon moved here, a toolbar added there. Windows 8 will be different, using a completely new Metro interface as the primary environment, and removing important elements like the Start menu from the older but still accessible "desktop" interface. Even IT pros may need to do some web searching to figure out some features. What questions will your workers have, and will you have the answers?
  • Five Windows 8 features businesses should watch

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview isn't the only new Microsoft download of interest to businesses. Also recently released was its Product Guide for Business, a 15-page PDF file that explores the most relevant Windows 8 features and technologies for businesses. Though littered with typos, the guide provides a well-organized overview of many previously introduced features, as well as details that weren't previously disclosed.
  • What Windows 8 means for tablets

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Amid the introduction of so many tablets recently, one thing has been clear: There's room for a viable competitor to Apple. Android tablets are still not crashing Apple's iPad party, as evidenced by Apple's runaway sales.
  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview keyboard shortcuts

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:35 am

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for public download, and it offers a very different experience from what Windows users are accustomed to. However, while the operating system is optimized for touchscreen input, that doesn't mean Microsoft forgot about users who are confined to traditional keyboards and mice.
  • Two hours to Windows 8: An upgrade diary

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:33 am

    Whenever a new version of Windows comes out, I'm always ambivalent. The idea of a new OS with cool, new features sounds great. Going through the long, sometimes mystifying upgrade process doesn't. But the Windows 8 Consumer Preview seemed so compelling that I threw caution to the wind and put it on an older Dell desktop I use at work.
  • Mind-controlled skateboard runs on a Windows 8 tablet

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:24 am

    The guys at Chaotic Moon Labs decided that using a Kinect-controlled skateboard just isn't bleeding edge enough. Instead, the company built a mind-reading skateboard that takes commands directly from your brain.
  • Microsoft launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview software with free apps

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Microsoft used the backdrop of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Wednesday to launch its long-awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview. In doing so, Microsoft makes a big statement about where it sees Windows' future role on mobile devices -- tablets and laptops, but no mention of phones, yet.
  • Windows 8 offers no management help for ARM devices

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Organizations looking to deploy Windows 8 on ARM-based (WOA) devices will have to do so without being able to manage them, according to a Microsoft advisory outlining the business benefits of the new operating system.
  • The truth about Xbox 360 & Windows 8 revealed

    Posted March 1, 2012 - 9:30 am

    It seemed too good to be true and it was. You won't be playing Xbox 360 games on your Windows 8 device. There is some integration, though!
  • Video

    Microsoft shows off Windows 8 preview: Are you excited yet?

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    Microsoft releases three videos to try and build excitement for Windows 8.
  • Review

    Hands on with Windows 8 CP: Battery life test

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    Microsoft brags about massive power management improvements on Windows 8. We put the Consumer Preview up for a battery life test run.
  • Review

    Hands on with Windows 8 CP: New and improved built-in tools

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    We take a peek behind Metro and show you some of the more interesting changes to the classic Desktop.
  • IE 10, 'MoBro' tidbits leak ahead of Windows 8 CP launch

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Internal Microsoft notes reveal new information about "MoBro" (Modern Browser) and a 64-bit only "Enhanced Protected Mode".
  • No webcast for Wednesday's Windows 8 launch event, Microsoft confirms

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Microsoft doesn't plan to webcast Wednesday's launch event for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
  • Windows desktop concept from outsider 'blows minds'

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 2:08 am

    While we wait for Microsoft to officially release Windows 8 and the new Metro interface, an outsider gets rave for a new UI concept.
  • Three cool ways you'll benefit from SkyDrive in Windows 8

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Though Dropbox is more popular with over 45 million users, with 17 million users, Microsoft’s SkyDrive is a strong competitor. SkyDrive’s most desired feature has been 25GB of free space, much larger than that of most rivals. On Monday, Microsoft revealed its desire to be the "world’s hard drive", integrating SkyDrive with Windows 8 to make it easier to access your data from any device.
  • Analyst: Microsoft won't copy Apple's online-only sales for Windows 8

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Microsoft will probably trim the number of Windows 8 editions it will sell later this year, but won't mimic Apple's online-only approach to OS upgrades, a retail sales analyst said today.
  • Mobile World Congress: Quad-core and Windows 8 expected to shine

    Posted February 24, 2012 - 7:36 am

    Mobile World Congress 2012, which starts on Monday in Barcelona, is the world's largest and most exciting trade show for phones--and now tablets. The industry gathering pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the year when it comes to major mobile trends.
  • Jeers and tears for Microsoft Windows 8 logo

    Posted February 20, 2012 - 11:37 am

    The new logo for Windows 8 and Microsoft looks more like windows than before. Or does it look more like the Metro UI theme of tiles and icons?
  • New Windows 8 logo is latest in beta buildup

    Posted February 20, 2012 - 8:57 am

    As we get closer to the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has been releasing a steady drip of information about its next operating system. The latest tidbit? A new logo--sporting the same "Metro" aesthetic as Windows 8 itself.
  • New Windows 8 logo is pure genius

    Posted February 20, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Microsoft unveiled a new look for the Windows logo for Windows 8. There seems to be a dramatic rise in branding and style experts online, and some significant backlash around the Internet, but all of that misses the point of why the new Windows 8 logo is a brilliant move.
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