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What the coming end of Windows XP means for Windows 8′s market share

What the coming end of Windows XP means for Windows 8′s market share | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
As you might have read today, the formal end of support for Windows XP is now a single year away. In short, come next April 8th 2014, Microsoft will no longer maintain XP. That means ...
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Yep, XP will be just a memory...

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VLC for Windows 8 inches closer to completion as its developers share fresh screenshots of the app

VLC for Windows 8 inches closer to completion as its developers share fresh screenshots of the app | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Today the team bringing VLC Player to Windows 8 - via the Windows Store so that it will run on Windows RT devices - updated their financial backers as to their progress. Hold fast, ...
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Great app!

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Microsoft Store slashes prices on Windows 8 tablets, hybrids

Microsoft Store slashes prices on Windows 8 tablets, hybrids | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft is implementing pretty stiff price cuts on some laptop-tablet hybrids. Is this just the beginning? Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
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Yeah, got my Surface Pro 128GB

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Microsoft tempts Windows developers with $100 cash for new apps

Microsoft tempts Windows developers with $100 cash for new apps | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Microsoft wants Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers to create apps for its platforms, and it's tempting them by offering up hard cash. In a new US marketing effort, Microsoft is offering developers $100 per app for newly published applications submitted to the Windows Phone Store or the Windows Store by June 30th. Developers can net $2,000 in total by submitting up to 10 apps to each store.

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Microsoft Research video points toward touchless-computing frontier

Microsoft Research video points toward touchless-computing frontier | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Forget touchscreen and multi-touch. That stuff is old school. One day, touching your computer will only be something your parents did.
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Weekend Reading: March 8th Edition – Get a Glimpse Into the Future of Technology at TechFest 2013 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Weekend Reading: March 8th Edition – Get a Glimpse Into the Future of Technology at TechFest 2013 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
News and perspectives covering the top stories, events and activities from Microsoft. The content for this blog includes the official information and stories from all of Microsoft's primary businesses.
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RetroUI for Windows 8 gets updated with new features - Neowin

RetroUI for Windows 8 gets updated with new features - Neowin | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Thinix has launched yet another update for RetroUI, its Start menu alternative for Windows 8, which adds some new features along with some performance improvements and optimizations.
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Windows 8 hardware, take 2: Expect cheaper, smaller

Windows 8 hardware, take 2: Expect cheaper, smaller | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Smaller and cheaper Windows 8 devices are on the way. Meanwhile, Microsoft will try to spur sales of Windows 8 by offering PC makers better pricing. Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
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Review: Dell Latitude 10 Tablet

Review: Dell Latitude 10 Tablet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
There's the consumer tablet gold rush, and then there's the elusive "business tablet," the mother lode every manufacturer is hoping is still out there.
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How to make Windows 8 seem normal | ZDNet

How to make Windows 8 seem normal | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 can run like real, honest-to-goodness Windows. Plain, simple, slightly upgraded, but what you'd expect with Windows, old-school Start menu and all.
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How to Tweak the Windows 8 Start Screen Wallpaper, Tiles, and Animations

How to Tweak the Windows 8 Start Screen Wallpaper, Tiles, and Animations | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The Windows 8 Start screen. It’s a very divisive feature of the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, and the widespread dislike for the way it looks and works is demonstrated by the staggering number of tools for tweaking it that sprang up almost immediately. If you’re not happy with the way the Start screen works, there are plenty of ways you can customize it, and here we take a look at some of the best tools.
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Dropbox’s new Modern UI app for Windows 8 is ready and will be submitted for review later today

Dropbox’s new Modern UI app for Windows 8 is ready and will be submitted for review later today | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Taking to the stage at LeWeb 2012 in Paris, Dropbox today announced it will soon launch a new Windows 8 app featuring support for Microsoft's Modern UI, submitting it to to Microsoft ...
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Lenovo: We underestimated demand for Windows 8 touch PCs - Neowin

Lenovo: We underestimated demand for Windows 8 touch PCs - Neowin | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Gerry Smith, the head of Lenovo's US division, admits that the PC industry underestimated the demand by consumers for touch screen PCs such as those launched in the past several weeks using Windows 8.
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Microsoft launches official Channel 9 Windows 8 app; Yahoo Finance released - Neowin

Microsoft launches official Channel 9 Windows 8 app; Yahoo Finance released - Neowin | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft has quietly launched the official Channel 9 app for Windows 8, while Yahoo continues to expand its own Windows 8 app library with the Yahoo Finance app.
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Great way to keep up with Windows 8 development from Microsoft (Channel Nine)

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Windows 8 Blue and Microsoft Software as a Service | Windows 8 content from Windows IT Pro

Windows 8 Blue and Microsoft Software as a Service | Windows 8 content from Windows IT Pro | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Here's what you can expect as Microsoft changes its methods and strategy for releasing Windows OSs and such products as Office and Exchange--starting with Windows "Blue" and Office "Gemini."
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Yes 8.1!

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Microsoft Launches Windows 8 App for HealthVault Medical Record Platform

Microsoft Launches Windows 8 App for HealthVault Medical Record Platform | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Windows 8 app for the HealthVault personal health record platform features a streamlined interface for displaying vital medical data.
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Microsoft backs away from Flash ban in IE10

Microsoft backs away from Flash ban in IE10 | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Arguing that support for Adobe's browser plug-in is an advantage, Microsoft now permits Flash by default on Windows 8 and Windows RT. Tablets that can't run Flash are merely 'a companion to a PC.' Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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Predictive Decision-Making at the Speed of Thought

The Computational Ecology and Environmental Science (CEES) group at Microsoft Research Cambridge has developed the CEES Distribution Modeler, a browser app that enables users to visualize data, define a complex model, parameterize it, make predictions with uncertainty, and share it all transparently and in repeatable form.

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Refresh your Windows 8 system from a Recovery Drive | TechRepublic

Refresh your Windows 8 system from a Recovery Drive | TechRepublic | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Greg Shultz explains how to use the default mode of the Windows 8 Refresh your PC tool from the Recovery Drive.
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Microsoft Is Talking About the Future, a Lot

Microsoft Is Talking About the Future, a Lot | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft held an event inside a home of the future on its campus. One technology Microsoft is betting on is jumbo-size touch-screen displays that can be used for presentations and meetings.
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Microsoft to update its core Windows 8 apps well before 'Blue' | ZDNet

Microsoft to update its core Windows 8 apps well before 'Blue' | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft may have refreshes of its Mail, Calendar, Music and Games apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT in its app store as soon as this month.
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Microsoft cuts Windows 8 OEM prices to spur demand -- WSJ

Microsoft cuts Windows 8 OEM prices to spur demand -- WSJ | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The company is offering device makers a discount in a bid to convince them to develop small touch-enabled laptops, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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Microsoft Envisions a Surface-Filled, Voice-Activated Future | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Microsoft Envisions a Surface-Filled, Voice-Activated Future | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft imagines a future with giant touchscreen computers, Surface tablets and voice-activated gadgets.
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The Windows 8 Task Manager: A Gem Hidden In Plain Sight

The Windows 8 Task Manager: A Gem Hidden In Plain Sight | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

I’ve been using Windows 8 daily for a few months now, and I don’t have very many good things to say about it. So, when the opportunity presents itself to point out something that’s actually better about Windows 8, I naturally jump at it. And while many parts of Windows 8 are debatable (maybe Modern is the future; maybe it’s not), one element of Windows 8 that has undergone a massive overhaul and made it unequivocally more awesome is the humble Windows Task Manager – that modest window that helps you bail out of trouble whenever you hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

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Pinned Sites in Windows 8 - SitePoint

Pinned Sites in Windows 8 - SitePoint | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 takes site pinning to a new level, with its highly configurable, dynamic start screen. IE team Program Manager Rahul Lalmalani gives some tips.
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