Microsoft Windows users running XP, Vista or Windows 7 will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 when the new operating software becomes available, a date that has yet to be officially announced but which most observers and insiders believe will be sometime in October.
Of the two versions of Windows 8 Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to ship, Windows 8 Pro is more feature-rich and eventual
ARM has been a leading technology in the mobile phone market. And as every kingdom loves to expand and grow, they were planning to enter the subnetbook world with ARM-powered Smartbooks, running Linux. But according to Ian Drew, ARM's marketing vice president, due to some recent events they have decided to delay its launch.
Two weeks ago, Microsoft launched its Windows 8 Quickstart kits for web developers who want to test their web apps on Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 on their Macs. That offer sold out very quickly, but today, Microsoft announced that it is making another 1,000 of these kits available on Swish, with 10,000 more coming throughout the rest of the year.
The offer will go live at 2:30 p.m.
Nokia is getting closer to the world of Windows, with plans to offer a range of Microsoft apps that will run on the latest version of Symbian (Belle), including the first native non-Windows versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
An ARM-based netbook running Ubuntu could be in your future with the newest version of Ubuntu Netbook Edition. Much like Windows, the popular Linux distro did not previously have support for ARM processors. This meant you’d only see Ubuntu on Atom-based netbooks, a category dominated by Windows.
Written by: David Heath | Published in: Government Tech PolicyIn late 2009, Microsoft agreed to offer users a choice of browser as part of an anti-competitive dispute settlement with the European Union. It seems they 'forgot' to add the choice to Windows 7 service pack 1 in 2011.
Windows Phone Blue, Microsoft’s upcoming update for Windows Phone 8, popped a minor leak over the weekend, but now Tom Warren over at the Verge has had a chance to go hands-on with an early version of the new OS version. The key features appear to be smaller Live Tiles, like those introduced with Windows Phone 8, as well new UI features and more built-in apps.
While Windows 8 and Office 2013 get all the hype, it’s time for Microsoft partners to focus on Lync — the unified communications platform. Lync was the big winner in Microsoft’s latest earnings results. It’s available on-premises and within the Office 365 cloud. Some hosting providers also offer Lync. And what about Microsoft VARs?