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Don't panic? Windows 8 and the "ribbonification" of Explorer

Don't panic? Windows 8 and the "ribbonification" of Explorer | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft's plans for a ribbon-equipped Explorer in Windows 8 have alarmed many. We wonder if the inevitable backlash is really worth it.
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What Windows 8 means to Microsoft and to you

What Windows 8 means to Microsoft and to you | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The headline really should be "What Windows 8 and Windows on ARM mean to Microsoft and to you" but that didn't ring right to my ears. But it more aptly describes the train of this analysis.

Simply stated: Windows 8 is the riskiest release ever. Microsoft execs say they are "re-imagining" Windows. Believe them. But it's much more: Reinvention. If successful, Microsoft will be a very different company in five years, and that's as much about the future stock price and company valuation as market position and products. All depends on the risks delivering rewards.

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Microsoft's Surprising Business Plan For Windows In Big Companies

Microsoft's Surprising Business Plan For Windows In Big Companies | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Keep selling Windows 7....
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How Windows 8 Can Be...Insanely Great! - Forbes

How Windows 8 Can Be...Insanely Great! - Forbes | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Bill Gates has always said that Microsoft is a software company. I suggest that their core software focus should be on the operating system. And now that Steve Jobs is gone let’s just come out and say it: an insanely great operating system.
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Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

This post is about the technical foundation of what we call, for the purposes of this post, Windows on ARM, or WOA. WOA is a new member of the Windows family, much like Windows Server, Windows Embedded, or Windows Phone.

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Microsoft outlines new accessibility features for Windows 8 (video)

Microsoft outlines new accessibility features for Windows 8 (video) | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Ready to submit your premier Windows 8 app? Interested in adding some new accessibility features?
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Office 15 on Windows 8 on ARM: Three guesses how it could work | ZDNet

Office 15 on Windows 8 on ARM: Three guesses how it could work | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
How might Microsoft deliver the four Office 15 apps that the company is promising to “include” with Windows 8 on ARM tablets and PCs?
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Windows 8 bundled Metro apps revealed

Windows 8 bundled Metro apps revealed | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Now due on February 29, the next Windows 8 beta will offer several built-in Metro apps, including Music, Video, Mail, Messaging, and SkyDrive. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Microsoft.
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Microsoft to launch Windows 8 'Consumer Preview' on February 29th

Microsoft to launch Windows 8 'Consumer Preview' on February 29th | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Microsoft revealed today that it plans to launch the highly anticipated "Consumer Preview" version of Windows 8 on February 29th. The company will hold an event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona...

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Why Windows 8 matters for real work, and so will Windows 9 | ZDNet

Why Windows 8 matters for real work, and so will Windows 9 | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The bottom line is this: to do real work with real computers you need a real operating system. You need Windows. Nothing else, really, will do.
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Five reasons why Windows 8 won't be dead on arrival | ZDNet

Five reasons why Windows 8 won't be dead on arrival | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
While I think that the platform is going to have a tough time gaining traction, I don’t believe that it will be dead on arrival...
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Inside Windows 8's Incorruptible File System

Inside Windows 8's Incorruptible File System | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft's new file system, ReFS, echoes the short life of WinFS.
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Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements, Drive Extender

Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements, Drive Extender | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Learn more about Windows 8 storage-related features; plus, see what Microsoft is requiring for Windows 8 hardware certification—-it's not going to be easy to get that certified logo.
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Windows 8 Firefox getting Metro-Style makeover - SlashGear

Windows 8 Firefox getting Metro-Style makeover - SlashGear | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

This week the folks at Mozilla have revealed that they'll be making their biggest interface makeover ever with the launch of their Windows 8 inspired version of Firefox...

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Windows 8 Wireless Networking Secrets Revealed

Windows 8 Wireless Networking Secrets Revealed | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft released details on wireless networking in Windows 8 and it's looking as if there are some revolutionary capabilities.
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Windows 8 for tablets explained ahead of preview

Windows 8 for tablets explained ahead of preview | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
On Thursday, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky gave a few more details on Microsoft’s new tablet system.
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Microsoft's new Windows 8 logo: This one looks like a window

Microsoft's new Windows 8 logo: This one looks like a window | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The software giant continues its march toward releasing its upcoming operating system, debuting a new logo that does away with the flaglike design of Windows past. Read this blog post by Jay Greene on Microsoft.
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Why Windows 8 tablets could be a bonanza for start-ups

Why Windows 8 tablets could be a bonanza for start-ups | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second. I don’t think the world is adequately excited about what happened this week with Microsoft. This happens often nowadays; the world is never as excited...
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Microsoft CFO: Cross-platform services key to Microsoft's Windows 8 iPad-compete plans | ZDNet

Microsoft CFO: Cross-platform services key to Microsoft's Windows 8 iPad-compete plans | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s CFO said common consumer and business services running on Windows 8 and other devices will give Microsoft leverage against its tablet competitors...

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A Windows 8 tablet offers hope as potent iPad foe

A Windows 8 tablet offers hope as potent iPad foe | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
With Windows 8 now on a clearer path to release, expect the big device makers to try to crash the raucous Apple party with Microsoft leading the way. And who knows? Microsoft may even steer buyers away from a next-generation 9-inch Kindle Fire.
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Why Desktop Apps Would Be Bad News for Windows 8 Tablets

Why Desktop Apps Would Be Bad News for Windows 8 Tablets | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Windows 8 represents a huge departure for Microsoft.
First, the platform is slated to run on both x86 processors for PCs, and on
ARM chips for tablets. Second, it’s a single OS platform with two distinctly
different user interfaces. You’ll be able to divide your time between the
touch-optimized Metro, which borrows its look, feel and navigation from the
Windows Phone OS, and a traditional Windows 7-like desktop experience.

On desktop PCs, this dual-interface approach shouldn’t be a problem. Metro
doesn’t demand many resources. It should run on PCs just fine.

But there’s still a nagging question: How will legacy desktop applications
run on ARM-based tablets, if they run on ARM at all? Desktop apps can be
resource hogs, and ARM-based tablets may not have the horsepower to run these
programs quickly and elegantly. Not only could application performance suffer,
but desktop apps could also suck battery capacities dry.

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Windows Phone 8: Next Step to a Seamless Windows Experience?

Windows Phone 8: Next Step to a Seamless Windows Experience? | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Windows Phone 8, an update reportedly due when the Windows 8 launches, will bring with it the Windows 8 look and feel and app compatibility. Here's a look at some anticipated mobile features in Windows Phone 8 including NFC and SkyDrive integration.
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Getting touchy with Office 15, Surface 2.0 and Windows 8 | ZDNet

Getting touchy with Office 15, Surface 2.0 and Windows 8 | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Touch technologies are advancing across the Microsoft product lines, in everything from Office 15, to Surface 2.0, to Windows 8.
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Windows 8 tablet minimum requirements revealed

Microsoft has previously mentioned that Windows 8 will have no problem running on computers that can already run the Windows 7 operating system but it looks like the company wants to be a bit stricter when it comes to tablets.
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Microsoft reveals more Windows 8 app store details | ZDNet

Microsoft reveals more Windows 8 app store details | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft officials shared a few more details about the coming Windows 8 app store and wireless networking stack.
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