February 14th, 2012

Is This the New Windows 8 Logo?

It has been long rumored that Microsoft had plan to rework the Windows logo for the launch of Windows 8. Now, a Chinese language technology blog has posted pictures of a device with what is purportedly the new logo. As you can see, the new logo reflects Microsoft’s tile centric approach to its new Metro [...]

February 9th, 2012

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 on ARM Devices

In a blog post published Thursday morning, Steven Sinofsky, President of Microsoft’s Windows division, provided a lengthy overview of how Windows 8 would function on ARM devices, assuring potential users that the product will “look and feel just like you expect”. “Windows on ARM enables creativity in PC design that, in combination with newly architected [...]

January 20th, 2012

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Improvements

Windows 8 will contain built in support for mobile broadband devices, and will use metered internet devices in a smarter fashion, according to a blog post published Friday on Microsoft’s “Building Windows 8” blog. “We looked at the fundamentals of wireless connectivity and re-engineered Windows 8 for a mobile and wireless future, going beyond incremental [...]

January 17th, 2012

Microsoft Reveals Details on New File System

Microsft has revealed details on the sucsessor to NTFS — Resilient File System (ReFS) — which is scheduled to make its first debut on Windows 8 Server Edition. Surendra Verma, a development manager on Microsoft’s storage and file system team, said ReFS will maintain “a high degree of compatibility with a subset of NTFS features [...]

November 29th, 2011

Report: Consumers Not Interested in Windows on Tablets

Microsoft has ‘missed the boat’ on Windows based tablets according to a new report by market research group Forrester Research. According to the report by Forrester Research, only 25% of consumers would be interested in purchasing a tablet running Windows. In contrast, Forrester’s market research said that in Q1 2011 46% of consumers would be [...]

October 28th, 2011

Microsoft to Tie Browser-to-OS in a Post Antitrust World

In the late 1990s, the United States Department of Justice alleged that Microsoft’s victory in the decade long ‘Browser Wars’ was due to the fact that Microsoft had bundled a copy of Internet Explorer within its Windows operating system. These allegations lead to the case United States v. Microsoft where the U.S. Justice Department and [...]

September 9th, 2011

Microsoft Promises Record Breaking Boot Times For Windows 8

Microsoft released a video this week that demonstrated how fast Windows 8 can boot on standard PC hardware. The company claims that when testing a computer running Windows 8 against a computer running Windows 7, the Windows 8 machine usually booted 25%, and sometimes up to 75% faster. “Few operations in Windows are as scrutinized, [...]

June 1st, 2011

Updated: Microsoft Gives D9 Crowd a Preview of Windows 8, Reveals More Details at Computex

Updated 9:30 PM PDT Steven Sinofsky, who presides over Microsoft’s Windows division, gave the crowd at the D9 conference a sneak peak of Windows 8 during his keynote address. Sinofsky told the crowd that “We tried with Windows 8 to reimagine how you work with a PC”. The entire Operating System has been visually redesigned [...]

June 29th, 2010

Leaked Slides Show Microsoft Windows 8 Under Development

As the one year anniversary of Windows 7 quickly approaches,  Microsoft has already begun the blueprints for its next operating system, Windows 8. While we are still likely 2-3 years away from the next major OS, slides about the direction that Microsoft wants to take with its next product’s feel and functionality have been leaked, [...]