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  • August 27, 2012 27 Aug'12

    More on Windows 8 RTM: Driver Issues All Solved, Flash Weirdness Presents

    As is so often the case, after I upgraded from Windows 8 RP to RTM, I had a few drivers to clean up on each of my test machines (right now, they include a Lenovo X220 Tablet and a home-built ...

  • August 22, 2012 22 Aug'12

    Windows 8 Pro RTM Experiences

    Here's my first report on experiences with Windows 8 Pro RTM, in the wake of two successful upgrade installs: one on my Lenovo X220 Tablet, the other on my i7-2700K. First things first: Mr. Denny's ...

  • August 22, 2012 22 Aug'12

    Microsoft Windows 8 licensing changes aim to simplify, but miss target

    Microsoft's attempt to simplify the language of the Windows 8 licensing contract causes confusion in some circles.

  • August 20, 2012 20 Aug'12

    How to "Upgrade" from Windows 8 Preview Release to Windows 8 RTM

    Thanks to SQL Server blogger Mr. Denny right here on ITKE, I have a great trick to share with readers who want to upgrade their Windows 8 Release Preview installs to the latest RTM version now ...

  • August 10, 2012 10 Aug'12

    Substitution string: "Windows 8" for "Metro"

    The ongoing Metro flap continues. Yesterday, Mary Jo Foley posted a story entitled "Microsoft: Don't call it Metro. Call it 'Windows 8.'" She suggests that the whole dust-up is intended to resolve ...

  • August 06, 2012 06 Aug'12

    Metro Madness, Mayhem, and Murder in Windows 8?

    There's been enough hoopla and unhappiness about the Windows 8 tile-oriented user interface known until now as Metro, that MS has apparently decided to kill the name and call this GUI something ...

  • August 01, 2012 01 Aug'12

    Windows 8 RTM Hits

    At 11:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Pacific, Microsoft pushed "Releasing Windows 8 -- August 1, 2012" out to the Building Windows 8 blog. It wasn't so much a set of rumors (see below), as it was a set of ...

  • July 25, 2012 25 Jul'12

    Windows 8 RTM Any Day Now

    MS hasn't yet made any announcements, but the rumors are flying thick and fast right now that RTM is "in its final hours of compiling and completing Windows 8." goes on to speculate ...

  • July 23, 2012 23 Jul'12

    How Long Will Enterprises Wait on Windows 8? Forever...

    October 26 is just over three months away as I write this blog, and that's when Windows 8 will become available to the general public -- and to enterprises, corporations, government arms and ...

  • July 19, 2012 19 Jul'12

    Windows 8 Gets a GA Date: 10/26/2012

    OK, so now it's official. Tons of sources (see this Google search) confirm the General Availability (GA) date for Windows 8 as October 26, 2012, thanks to remarks from the company's annual sales ...

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    El-Cheapo Upgrade Coming for Windows 8 Professional

    This title block from Blogging Windows says it all: The blog in question is from the Communications Leader for the Windows 8 team, and the spokesperson for the group's blogging activities, Brandon ...

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12

    Despite BYOD and cloud, it's business as usual for Windows migrations

    Despite the rise and popularity of consumerization and other technology trends, enterprises might stick with a traditional Windows migration strategy.

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    A Tale of Two Windows: 7 and 8

    Apparently, there's been a worldwide conference for Microsoft partners in Toronto recently, because ZDNet Windows maven Mary Jo Foley reported on July 9, that "Windows 8 is on track to be released ...

  • July 09, 2012 09 Jul'12

    Is Windows 8 Poised for Success or Failure?

    Regular ComputerWorld Windows Guy and market observer Preston Gralla got me thinking this morning with his article entitled "Early warning signs point to a Windows 8 apathetic launch." He makes ...

  • July 05, 2012 05 Jul'12

    Great Windows Resources: SevenForums and EightForums

    Thanks to a request from some colleagues at Dell recently, I've dug back into a pair of nonpareil websites to revisit their standout coverage and tutorials for all things Windows related. I'm ...