News tagged ‘windows 8’
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates recently sat down with Steve Clayton, who writes for Microsoft's Technet blog, to share his thoughts on Windows 8 and what this new operating system means for the company.
Specially designed for use with Windows To Go, My Passport Enterprise comes with 500GB of storage space and allows users to easily carry all their data and settings so they can quickly boot and run their personalized Windows 8 system on any compatible PC in the office, at home, or while traveling.
Monday, 22 Oct 2012
It looks like those getting Windows RT devices on October 26 will also be getting the final version of Office RT on the same day. According to Ars Technica, Microsoft is already delivering an update via Windows Update that will convert the pre-installed preview copy to the final version.
Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012
Online pre-order for Microsoft's ARM-based Surface RT tablets has started. The 32GB version is priced at US$499 without the Touch Cover; with the cover, it costs US$599. A 64GB version with the cover is available as well. Tech specs of the tablets are also revealed, so hit the link for more details.
Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012
Acer has announced the availability and pricing details for its two new Windows 8 AIOs, the Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U. The 23-inch Aspire 5600U will be available from October 26 while its larger 27-inch brethren will be available in late November.
With Windows 8's launch date just ten days away, the countdown is officially underway with Microsoft rolling out its first 30 second commercial for the new OS. Check it out inside:
Microsoft has unleashed the first advertisement for its yet-to-be-priced Surface tablet, which is slated to go on sale on October 26.
In order to catch up to competitors such as Apple and Amazon, Microsoft has announced the launch of their own digital music service which goes by the name of Xbox Music. Currently available for the Xbox 360, the service will be expanded to smartphones, tablets and PCs with the launch of Windows 8.
Friday, 12 Oct 2012
Two weeks to the October 26 launch of Windows 8, and we finally have pricing and packaging confirmation from Microsoft. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade DVD costs US$69.99, and an online upgrade costs US$39.99.
In a blog post today, Microsoft announced that the company’s latest version of the Office productivity software suite has reached the Release to Manufacturing stage, and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2013.