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Windows® 8.1 Update 1 May Bring Metro Apps to Desktop

Windows® 8 finally reaches 10% market share

Users Have Two Years to Upgrade to Windows® 8.1

Windows® 8.1 Release Date Unveiled

Will Windows® 8.1 Bring Back the Start Button?

Windows® 8.1 Will Be the New Blue with Old Features

Crawler Group Updates Classic Start 8 for Increased Speed and Convenience

Windows® 9 Set for Release in Fall 2014

Microsoft® Reportedly Reaches First Milestone in Windows® Blue Development

Skype® for Windows® 8 Got an Important Upgrade

Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets

Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

Windows® 8 Sales May Influence Intel® Revenue

U.S. Army, Air Force and DISA Commit to Windows® 8 for $617 Million

Microsoft® Simplifies Number of Windows® 8 Versions

Microsoft® Sells 40 Million Licenses of Windows® 8 in First Month

Crawler Group Releases Classic Start 8

Microsoft® removes start button in Windows® 8

Windows® 8 extends battery life

Windows® 8 upgrade offer

Windows® 8 availability

Reasons to upgrade to Windows® 8

Windows® 8 release preview

Microsoft® Reportedly Reaches First Milestone in Windows® Blue Development

published March 13, 2013

If history serves as a precedent, the first service pack for Windows® 8, known as Windows® Blue, will be an important update for the operating system. Reportedly, Microsoft® has reached the first milestone (M1) in this project. Although there hasn’t been any official information from the company, more and more clues and statements from Redmond point to the fact that Microsoft® is at a halfway mark and the Windows® Blue upgrade may be released this fall.

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Skype® for Windows® 8 Got an Important Upgrade

published March 01, 2013

The new upgrade to Skype® for Windows® 8 allows the transferring of files between users during the video call or classic chat. Now, Skype® users can send photos, music and other files directly from the active window. Skype® also received some bug fixes and small improvements in its speed. Its next upgrade is expected in April 2013, and the hope is that Microsoft® will introduce a similar function like video messages. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets

published February 25, 2013

When Microsoft® introduced Surface Tablets in June 2012, the official names were Surface with Windows® RT for the basic version and Surface With Windows® 8 Pro for the more powerful, higher performing tablet. Now, Microsoft® is officially calling these devices by different names, Surface RT and Surface Pro, respectively. The name change developed from users and even Microsoft® employees, who called the tablets by these simplier names.

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Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

published February 11, 2013

As the month of January ended so did upgrading to Windows® 8 at its introductory price, which has now risen from about $37 USD to $199 USD for the Windows® 8 Pro edition. Only qualifying students will be able to grab a discount of $69.99 USD for Windows® 8 Pro.

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Windows® 8 Sales May Influence Intel® Revenue

published January 22, 2013

Intel® reported its fourth quarter earnings on Jan. 17, 2013, at an unexpected $0.48 per share versus the anticipated $0.45, thanks to higher gross margins and lower taxes. This increased amount for the fiscal quarter ending Dec. 2012, may not fare as well in time, however, since it may be connected with projections of Windows® 8 license sales, which haven’t met expections.

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U.S. Army, Air Force and DISA Commit to Windows® 8 for $617 Million

published January 08, 2013

Microsoft® succesfully signed a three-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, bolstering the software maker’s latest innovations. The $617 million USD contract will supply the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) with Windows® 8 and Microsoft Office® 2013. The U.S. Department of Defense is a major customer for Microsoft® and, with long-term contracts in place, a stable source of income. Additional contracts between Microsoft® and other branches of the U.S. government are expected to be signed in the near future.

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Microsoft® Simplifies Number of Windows® 8 Versions

published December 19, 2012

In its latest Windows® 8 release, Microsoft® is offering four editions, including basic Windows® 8, Windows® 8 Pro, Windows® 8 Enterprise and Windows® 8 RT. Each of these editions appeal to different tasks, purposes and services, and customers will need to determine which one is best suited to their needs.

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Microsoft® Sells 40 Million Licenses of Windows® 8 in First Month

published December 07, 2012

Despite all the skepticism, Windows® 8 is selling. In fact, the completely redesigned operating system sold 40 million licenses within the first month of its release, outpacing the number of Window® 7 licenses sold in the first month of its release three years ago.

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