Windows 8 and 81

  • September 10, 2013 10 Sep'13

    Microsoft relents, gives Windows 8.1 RTM to IT pros, developers

    After holding Windows 8.1 back from developers, Microsoft relented and made Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro RTM available to IT professionals and application developers through the TechNet and MSDN ...

  • September 09, 2013 09 Sep'13

    It's Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!!! MSDN/TechNet Get Win8.1 RTM Bits

    MS performed  an abrupt about face today, and posted the bits for the Windows 8.1 RTM to both TechNet and MSDN this morning. Here's what I see as the top 3 Windows 8.1 downloads in the MSDN ...

  • September 09, 2013 09 Sep'13

    Paul Thurrott Offers In-Depth Overview/Review of Windows 8.1

    Just yesterday (September 8, 2013), Paul Thurrott posted a thorough in-depth tour and review of the RTM version of Windows 8.1 to his SuperSite for Windows Website. Entitled "Windows 8.1 Review: ...

  • September 04, 2013 04 Sep'13

    For the Best Win8.1 deal, Buy a Windows 8 Upgrade NOW!!!

    On October 17 or 18, depending on your location (the Far East goes up, and the rest of the world pretty much goes down, date-wise) Windows 8.1 goes into General Availability status. On and after ...

  • September 03, 2013 03 Sep'13

    Windows XP migration tools ease long overdue upgrades

    Many enterprises are delaying Windows XP migration to Windows 7 or Windows 8 because upgrades are time-consuming and expensive. These tools can help.

  • September 02, 2013 02 Sep'13

    Great Workaround for "Illegal" Windows Upgrade Maneuvers

    Kudos to Martin Brinkmann at His September 2, 2013, article "How to install Windows 8.1 RTM on a Windows 8.1 Preview system" explains how to get around the MS-imposed restriction on ...

  • August 30, 2013 30 Aug'13

    Windows Phone 8 deployment flies high at Delta Air

    Delta has completed a Nokia 820 Windows Phone 8 deployment to 19,000 flight attendants -- a much-needed endorsement for Microsoft's mobile phone.

  • August 30, 2013 30 Aug'13

    Woody Takes "A First, Jaundiced Look at Windows 8.1 RTM"

    I've said it in this blog before, I'm saying it now, and I'll no doubt say it again: Woody Leonhard is a genuine Windows guru, and always has something interesting and informative to say about his ...

  • August 27, 2013 27 Aug'13

    Microsoft Windows 8.1 RTM available to PC manufacturers

    Microsoft is right on time. The software giant released its Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT RTM version to PC hardware vendors this week. In a post by Microsoft's Antoine Leblond, the company said ...

  • August 26, 2013 26 Aug'13

    Windows 8.1 RTMs to OEMs on August 23

    OK, so now we not only know that the official release date for Windows 8.1 will be October 17/18, 2013 (4 AM on 10/18 in New Zealand, 10 AM 10/17 in Redmond), but now we also know that last Friday ...

  • August 23, 2013 23 Aug'13

    More on Windows 8.1 Backup (or Lack Thereof)

    My last blog post was entitled "Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Windows 8.1," and disclosed my discovery that image backup facilities are no longer built into the upcoming Windows 8.1 release ...

  • August 21, 2013 21 Aug'13

    Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Win8.1

    As I'm getting to learn the latest Windows 8.1 release from the current Pro Preview version that's available, I've been finding my way into some of its more obscure or random wrinkles. In ...

  • August 14, 2013 14 Aug'13

    Win8.1 GA Set for October 17/18, 2013

    Score one for the Russian rumornets: Ed Bott has just reported that Windows 8.1 will go into general availability (GA, open to the general public) release at 12 AM in New Zealand (which Mr. Bott ...

  • August 09, 2013 09 Aug'13

    Rumor: Build 9477 Represents "escrow stage" for Win8.1, Sent to OEMs for Testing

    No matter how long I work with Windows stuff, I always keep learning something new. This morning, I picked up a rumor trace from Win8China, courtesy of ("Windows 8.1 build 9477 ...

  • August 07, 2013 07 Aug'13

    Dustin Ingalls posts on Win8.1 Security Enhancements

    Group Program Manager for Windows Security and Identity Dustin Ingalls recently posted an interesting item to the Windows for your Business blog, in the wake of his attendance at the Black Hat ...