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Windows 8 touch keyboard gets updated in pre-beta build

Windows 8 touch keyboard gets updated in pre-beta build | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The Windows 8 touch keyboard has received a small update since WDP was released. Offering up a new feature in the pre-beta build, Microsoft is allowing its keyboard to be customized.

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Top Ten Features of Windows 8 Control Panel

Top Ten Features of Windows 8 Control Panel | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Windows 8 Control Panel has been revamped with a plethora of new shortcuts, applet for various system components, and quick links to configure consoles while comprising Windows 8 native utilities related settings and toggles.

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Windows Store for Windows 8 details revealed

Windows Store for Windows 8 details revealed | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The big news is that the Windows Store will be made available when Windows 8 goes into its public beta, which Microsoft has now confirmed will happen some time in late February 2012.

All apps in the Windows Store for the Windows 8 beta will be free to download.

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Windows 8′s Answer to the Mac App Store Comes Into Focus Tuesday

Windows 8′s Answer to the Mac App Store Comes Into Focus Tuesday | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft plans to offer up more details on the built-in marketplace that will be part of Windows 8.

Ina Fried takes a look at the key questions expected to be answered at this week's San Francisco event.

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Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature revealed, plays nicely with ReFS

Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature revealed, plays nicely with ReFS | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Storage Spaces in Windows 8 will link up with Microsoft’s new Resilient File System (ReFS) to create a new level of redundancy in Windows 8.

Microsoft’s new Storage Spaces feature of Windows 8 will automatically correct any data that has become corrupted over the various Pool Drives in a particular data set.

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Is Microsoft Running Out of Time for Tablets?

Is Microsoft Running Out of Time for Tablets? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The window of opportunity for Microsoft to come out with a Windows tablet that successfully challenges the iPad is closing, according to a report from Forrester Research to be published Tuesday.

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Microsoft Lists 9 Windows 8 Improvements, Ideas Inspired From User Comments

Microsoft Lists 9 Windows 8 Improvements, Ideas Inspired From User Comments | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Now, Microsoft has promised some new improvements, which are going to be applied on the Windows 8 Start screen, the overall mouse and keyboard experience on the Metro based desktop and many others.

As Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky wrote, "We've been watching the comments closely and have seen the full spectrum of reactions as one would expect when the core interface changes," all of these changes are inspired by user feedback.

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Windows 8 hits build 8156 as beta approaches

Windows 8 hits build 8156 as beta approaches | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

Microsoft is currently preparing pre-beta builds of Windows 8 and many Microsoft watchers believe a Windows 8 beta may arrive at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012.

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Will Windows 8 slip until 2013?

Will Windows 8 slip until 2013? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

There's been a lot of speculation that Windows 8 may ship earlier than expected --- as early as the middle of June 2012.

But now a well-known Microsoft analyst says that Windows 8 devices may not be ready until 2013, which would put a serious crimp in Microsoft's attempt to make headway in the tablet market.

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Microsoft outlines plans to deliver Windows 8 versions of its embedded products

Microsoft outlines plans to deliver Windows 8 versions of its embedded products | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 Microsoft has begun sharing early ship targets for the next, Windows 8-centric versions of some of its many embedded operating systems.

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8 is Enough: Living with Microsoft's Developer Preview

8 is Enough: Living with Microsoft's Developer Preview | Microsoft | Scoop.it

When Microsoft released the Windows 8 Developer Preview at BUILD in September, I immediately vowed I'd install it on all of my PCs and begin using this early, buggy pre-release product every single day.

And when I arrived home from Anaheim, I proceeded to do just that: Installed the Developer Preview on each of my daily use machines, either as the sole OS or in a dual-boot configuration.

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Microsoft announces Picture Passwords for Windows 8

Microsoft announces Picture Passwords for Windows 8 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

While the security of personal computers and mobile devices is always a priority for most consumers, Microsoft is taking password protection to the visual level with picture gestures.

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Windows 8: Microsoft can do it fast, cheap, or right

Windows 8: Microsoft can do it fast, cheap, or right | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

Deb Shinder doesn’t think Microsoft can afford to cut corners making Windows 8 for the sake of speed and/or cost and risk not getting it right.

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Windows 8 fondleslabs: Microsoft tip-toes through PC-makers' disaster

Windows 8 fondleslabs: Microsoft tip-toes through PC-makers' disaster | Microsoft | Scoop.it

2012 should be a landmark year for Microsoft. It will be the year 2011 should have been.

 

The reason is simple: the company’s play to take on tablet computing should finally hit the road.

 

Windows 8 will be delivered with an interface that liberates Microsoft’s operating system from the desktop prison of mouse and keyboard and opens it to touch. Windows 8 also ends Microsoft’s decades-old history of x86 monogamy by going with ARM.

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Windows 8 will be 'largely irrelevant' to traditional PC users predicts IDC

Windows 8 will be 'largely irrelevant' to traditional PC users predicts IDC | Microsoft | Scoop.it

IDC’s top 10 system software predictions for 2012 are out. One of them casts doubt on Microsoft’s potential market for Windows 8 among traditional PC users.

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Intel is high on the Windows 8 Kool-Aid

Intel is high on the Windows 8 Kool-Aid | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Windows 8 cometh, and the world’s PC OEMs are preparing for the sea change that it represents.

But between ridiculous stories and the usual intrigue that we ever enjoy with a new version of Windows, a new, and very important narrative has come to the fore: Intel, as it turns out, is happy.

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10 things to love about Windows 8

10 things to love about Windows 8 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

There’s a lot to like about Windows 8, especially if you are ready to cut the cord from an installed desktop application base and transition to Web applications and Windows 8 native applications.

Here are 10 things I think are great about Windows 8.

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Microsoft to Deliver Windows 8 Upgrades Online

Microsoft to Deliver Windows 8 Upgrades Online | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to Windows 8 from older Windows versions easier and faster through online delivery, no product key entry for at least one installation method and a process that involves 82 percent fewer screen clicks.

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Microsoft`s Windows 8 Design Goals: 10 Important Features

Microsoft`s Windows 8 Design Goals: 10 Important Features | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft Windows 8 is slated to be released next year. When it hits the market users will find a host of features that should set it apart from earlier versions of the operating system.

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Nokia hints at Windows 8 tablets as early as next June

Nokia hints at Windows 8 tablets as early as next June | Microsoft | Scoop.it

In a slip of the tongue that was quickly denied by both Microsoft and the main corporate arm of Nokia, the French division of the Finnish giant appeared to state that Windows 8 tablets could be in the market as early as June of 2012.

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Windows Updates on Windows 8 will be a lot less intrusive

Windows Updates on Windows 8 will be a lot less intrusive | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft shared its plans for Windows Update inside Windows 8 on Monday. The software maker is planning to make its update packages a lot less intrusive to Windows 8 users.

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Windows 8 in August 2012, Windows 9 in November 2014?

Windows 8 in August 2012, Windows 9 in November 2014? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A leaked roadmap suggests that Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 8 will be released to retail channels in August 2012.

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