Windows 8 and 81

  • September 23, 2011 23 Sep'11

    Great UEFI Post Appears on "Building Windows 8" Blog

    Microsoft's UEFI boot sequence diagram from "Building Windows 8" blog post The BW8 (Building Windows 8 ) blog struck gold again yesterday (9/22/2011) with a new post entitled "Protecting the pre-OS ...

  • September 19, 2011 19 Sep'11

    The Real Secret Behind SLAT and Hyper-V for Windows 8

    So now that I've been introduced to Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) as a requirement for Hyper-V on the upcoming release of Windows 8 (see my recent blog on this discovery at ...

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    Windows 8 Developer Preview Now Available!

    Rats! I'm working out of town this week, and when I tried to grab the "new Windows Dev Center" Web page yesterday, it wasn't up and running just  yet. Now, I just tried again and there it is! The ...

  • September 13, 2011 13 Sep'11

    Microsoft pre-release of Windows 8 now open to scrutiny

    Many IT shops are just installing Windows 7, but like it or not, it's time to start talking about Windows 8. This OS lets many apps work across a wide range of end-user devices.

  • August 31, 2011 31 Aug'11

    Windows 8 Gets Integrated ISO/VHD Support

    Yesterday, MS honcho Steven Sinofsky posted an entry to the Building Windows 8 blog entitled "Accessing data in ISO and VHD files." It explains how, in Sinofsky's own words "Windows 8 enables easy ...

  • August 15, 2011 15 Aug'11

    Windows 8 Blog Gets Going

    One of the best things about recent versions of Windows has been increasing transparency in the MIcrosoft development process, perforce through increased access to executives and developers alike. ...

  • July 15, 2011 15 Jul'11

    April 2012: In with the New, Out with the Old

    According to Ed Bott's latest Microsoft Report ("Can Windows 8 finally vanquish the ghosts of XP and Vista" two interesting Windows phenomena will coincide in April, 2012:  Windows Vista mainstream ...

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    Microsoft's yen for EA renewals drives Windows 8 push

    With some IT shops hesitant to renew their Microsoft enterprise licensing agreements, Microsoft is redoubling efforts to get Windows XP users over to Windows 7 and 8.

  • July 07, 2011 07 Jul'11

    Will Windows 8 undercut Microsoft's other OSes?

    Microsoft appears on track to deliver Windows 8 next year. But will an on-time delivery be a bad thing for best-selling Windows 7?

  • April 04, 2011 04 Apr'11

    Is Windows 8 Coming Sooner Than We Thought?

    Analysts attribute Microsoft's desire to cash in on the tablet/touchscreen device boom currently underway in the computing and telecomm industries right now to a possible speed-up in the release ...

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    First Windows 8 Release Date Rumor Surfaces: January 7, 2013

    I just learned something new today: long-vaunted Malaysian Windows rumor/technology site ARS Technica has an equally serious rival in the Russian Federation. It's named WZOR and it's apparently a ...

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Visio 2010: An improvement over 2007, but still flawed

    The latest version of Microsoft's diagramming program offers a plethora of new features -- and reintroduces a former flaw.

  • December 20, 2010 20 Dec'10

    A Windows 8 Prescription in Two Parts

    Those who read my blog regularly know that Paul Thurrot and his SuperSite for Windows often provide grist for this particular mill. Today I'd like to point at two of his recent and stellar efforts ...

  • July 07, 2010 07 Jul'10

    Can Windows 8 Steal Windows 7's Momentum? Naaaah...

    In the over-reported and -analyzed business and IT technology world in which we live, yesterday's grist for news — such as my preceding blog "Windows 8 Slide Leaks the Shape of Things to Come" — ...

  • July 02, 2010 02 Jul'10

    Windows 8 Slide Leaks the Shape of Things to Come

    Earlier this week, an Italian Windows site named Windowsette posted a collection of confidential Microsoft slides about Windows 8, proprietary watermarks and confidentiality notices included. ...