Windows 8 and 81

  • March 05, 2012 05 Mar'12

    Finding a way into Windows 8

    I've been working with Windows operating systems since version 3.0 or thereabouts, starting in mid-1990. As I do the math, I'm stunned to realize that means it's been almost 22 years since first ...

  • March 02, 2012 02 Mar'12

    Building the Windows 8-ready Desktop

    OK, so yesterday was the day that I put together a brand-spanking new Windows 8 desktop system for my upcoming book Windows 8 in Depth (due out from Pearson in late October, 2012, or whenever ...

  • March 02, 2012 02 Mar'12

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes new features for enterprise IT

    The Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes a client hypervisor, automatic backup and improvements to BranchCache. Here's a rundown of these and other important features.

  • February 29, 2012 29 Feb'12

    Here's the Win 8 Customer Preview!

    The Building Windows 8 blog just posted an item entitled "Running the Customer Preview: system recommendations" a few minutes ago, but I'll be darned if I can find a download link for that software ...

  • February 25, 2012 25 Feb'12

    SkyDrive Brings the Cloud to Windows 8, For Real!

    I saw, then read, the recent Building Windows 8 blog post entitled "Connecting your apps, files, PCs and devices to the cloud with SkyDrive and Windows 8" last Monday. I've been chewing this mass ...

  • February 22, 2012 22 Feb'12

    For Best Win8 Tablet Results, Think 1366x768 Resolution

    Man! I almost had a heart attack this morning when I read The Guardian's latest Technology Blog "Want the Windows 8 Preview? First, catch your 1366x768 resolution tablet." "Uh-oh!," I thought to ...

  • February 19, 2012 19 Feb'12

    New Windows 8 Logo Revealed: It's a Window, Not a Flag!

    On Friday, Sam Moreau blogged about the new Windows 8 logo in Blogging Windows in a post entitled "Redesigning the Windows Logo." The graphic at the head of my post comes from him, and lays out the ...

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Gearing Up for Windows 8

    OK, so I'm going to be co-authoring the next edition of Windows ... in Depth with long-time Windows stalwart Brian Knittel, and I'm literally "gearing up" for that project (the next edition, ...

  • February 10, 2012 10 Feb'12

    Gadzooks! Windows 8 on ARM Gets Realer and Realer...

    I knew something interesting was up when I saw a blog post from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes this morning entitled "Microsoft gets it right with Windows 8 on ARM, and why Apple should be worried." I must ...

  • February 08, 2012 08 Feb'12

    Buying a Touchscreen for Windows 8, Episode 2

    As I dig further into the touch requirements for Windows 8, I'm learning more and more about touch technologies along the way. Alas, I'm also learning how very few of the currently available ...

  • February 06, 2012 06 Feb'12

    Buying a Touchscreen for Windows 8, Episode 1

    OK, so I'm getting onboard for an upcoming "day and date" book on Windows 8 (this means we have to have the book finished far enough in advance of the ship date for Windows 8 that it can be sent to ...

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Windows on ARM poses unique challenges, benefits

    Windows 8 on ARM processors will give enterprises supporting BYOD a way to manage one operating system across all devices. But putting Windows 8 on ARM also raises concerns.

  • January 30, 2012 30 Jan'12

    Windows 8 and ARM processors

    An interesting rumor popped up on SlashGear this morning, in an article from Chris Davies entitled "Windows 8 on ARM stable release in February tip developers." It seems that despite earlier issues ...

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    About Sensors and Windows 8

    The latest entry in the Building Windows 8  blog is called "Supporting Sensors in Windows 8," and it comes from Gavin Gear, one of the Microsoft Product Managers on the Windows 8 Device ...

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Thurrott & Rivera on Windows 8 Logo Requirements

    In his most recent monthly column for WindowsITPro entitled "The Rigor of Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements, ..." Windowsmeister Paul Thurrott provides a snapshot of the current ...