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  • January 18, 2012 18 Jan'12

    Windows 8's "next generation file system" gets a preview

    Building Windows 8 strikes again, this time with a 1/16/2012 blog from Surendra Verma, development manager for the Windows 8 Storage and File system team. It's entitled "Building the next ...

  • January 13, 2012 13 Jan'12

    Waaaay Cool: Virtualizing Storage in Windows 8

    A week ago, the latest post to the Windows 8 blog was entitled "Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency." And while the whole thing is definitely worth perusing, I want to zoom ...

  • December 12, 2011 12 Dec'11

    Not everyone buys my "Heck no, we won't go" argument for Win8

    In my last blog -- entitled "Heck No, We Won't Go! (from Windows 7 to Windows 8, that is)" -- I argued that given how happy most folks are with Windows 7, and how little non-touch machines gain ...

  • December 07, 2011 07 Dec'11

    Windows 8 Folds Upgrade Advisor into OS Install

    OK, I cheerfully confess that I glossed over the November 21 Building Windows 8 blog posting by Christa St. Pierre of the Windows 8 Setup and Deployment team, thinking that because I've gone ...

  • December 05, 2011 05 Dec'11

    Windows 8 Beta Rumors Popping

    The word on the street is apparently out, and it's claiming that we'll see a large-scale beta release of Windows 8 sometime in January or February 2012.This is not too ridiculous to believe, by any ...

  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    Report: Windows 8 beta due by February

    Microsoft may ship the first beta of Windows 8 in February, with general availability in Q3 of 2012. But new technologies could delay adoption.

  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    UEFI Rears Its Lovely Head Once Again for Windows 8

    In checking out the latest hub-bub on the Building Windows 8 blog this morning, I encountered a new post entitled "Enabling large disks and large sectors in Windows 8." It's the work of Bryan ...

  • November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    Interesting Post on Windows 8 "Power-Smarts"

    As is most of the rest of the Windows-aware world, I've been following the various posts on the Building Windows 8 blog with great interest and regular attention. In fact, checking in on this blog ...

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    Windows 7 Mismatch with Windows 8 Not Too Gnarly

    There's an interesting story from last Thursday morning (10/20/2011) on the IT ProPortal site entitled "How to Use Windows 7 Everydays Apps in Windows 8?" Therein, author Alex Serban demonstrates ...

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Great Post on Task Manager for Windows 8

    The Building Windows 8 blog is rapidly turning into one of my favorite resources and references on what's up with Windows 8, and this Monday morning I'm particularly taken with last Friday's post ...

  • October 10, 2011 10 Oct'11

    Windows 8 Memory Optimization Sheds Light on Interesting Internals

    There's a fascinating new post up on the Building Windows 8 Blog from Steven Sinofsky, dated October 7, 2011. It's entitled "Reducing runtime memory in Windows 8", and it digs into lots of ...

  • October 07, 2011 07 Oct'11

    It's "Goodbye Gadgets" for Windows 8!

    Dang! I just stumbled across another pending change coming with Windows 8, and I'm sorry to say I'm not too thrilled about it, either. It seems that the Metro UI doesn't make room for Windows ...

  • October 05, 2011 05 Oct'11

    "The End of Patch Tuesday" for Windows Server 8?

    I had a fascinating phone conversation with Executive Editor Ed Scannell at TechTarget yesterday, who clued me into one very interesting facet of his recent trip to Redmond for a sneak preview of ...

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    PowerShell 3.0 CTP Coincides with Windows 8 Developer Preview

    Die-hard MS pre-release technology consumers already know that CTP is shorthand for "Community Technology Preview," a pre-beta technology release stage that usually seeks to help developers become ...

  • September 28, 2011 28 Sep'11

    Windows 8 User Profiles: Roaming in the Cloud?

    Wow! There's a fascinating new post on the Building Windows 8 blog from Monday (9/26/2011). It's entitled "Signing in to Windows 88 with a Windows Live ID," and it explains how Windows 8 users can ...