All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows 8’

Windows 8.1 Goes Out To OEMs Today, Developers Won’t Get It Early

Today’s the day – Windows 8.1 RTM is now being shipped out to OEMs so they can have the latest incarnation of Windows 8 on their devices ahead of its October 18 launch date. Unfortunately, everybody else, including developers, will have to wait. Writing for the Windows 8 blog, Antoine Leblond reminds us that it’s only been 10 months since …

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There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report]

On Friday, Steve Ballmer announced that he would be retiring as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months. The stock market had a field day with the news, but the rest of us were were wondering why the longtime CEO was suddenly leaving right after announcing his intention to restructure Microsoft into a devices and services company. According to …

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Let’s Celebrate The Strange And Wondrous Career Of Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that he would be retiring within the next 12 months after working with the tech company for more than 30 years. To celebrate the life and career of Microsoft’s energetic CEO, here’s a collection of Ballmer’s best moments from YouTube user mekintosz7. It includes everything from his time as a Windows 3.1 salesman all …

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Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months

For the past 13 years, Steve Ballmer has ruled Microsoft as its CEO. He oversaw the rollout of four Windows operating systems including the most recent Windows 8. Most of us thought he’d be around for the release of Windows 9, or whatever else is next, but it looks like the CEO that wouldn’t quit is finally doing just that. …

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Touchscreen Notebooks Reportedly Languishing

For Microsoft, Windows 8 was supposed to bridge the gap between traditional PCs and the growing tablet market. The operating system was designed to run smoothly on tablets, sporting a tile-based home screen. Microsoft also sold manufacturers on the idea that customers would love the Windows 8 interface so much that they would want touchscreens in both their PC monitors …

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Windows 8.1 Will Officially Arrive On October 17

We heard reports yesterday that Windows 8.1 will move out of preview and into its final version in October. Rather than let rumors scurry along the underbelly of the Internet, Microsoft has come out to confirm the launch date for its latest OS update. Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc announced today that Windows 8.1 will be going out to all Windows 8 …

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Windows 8.1 General Availability Will Come In October [Report]

Ever since June, Windows 8 users have been able to try out the future with the Windows 8.1 preview. The updated OS brings with it a wealth of improvements, but there are still more features missing from the beta that the final build will provide. The question now is when we’ll actually get that the final build of Windows 8.1. …

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Asus Drops Support For Windows RT

Windows RT has not been all that successful since it first launched late last year alongside Windows 8. The new operating system was billed as a slimmed down version of Windows 8 for tablets that run on ARM-based chips and only support apps built for Windows 8. It was a good idea, but consumers didn’t bite. Manufacturers have been pulling …

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ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview

For a while now, developers have been able to test drive the latest Visual Studio as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Like any good preview, Microsoft has been constantly improving it as developers give them feedback, including some enhancements to ASP.NET. Microsoft recently announced that it was bringing a number of ASP.NET and Web Tools enhancements to its …

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Halo: Spartan Assault Is Now Out On Windows 8 Devices

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing an entirely new Halo title to Windows 8 devices. The game – Halo: Spartan Assault – would be set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and feature an entirely new story set within the Halo universe. Here’s the official synopsis: The game takes place between Halo 3 …

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Microsoft Cuts Surface RT’s Price To $349

Many, including yours truly, thought that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was a bit too expensive at $500. That price may have even been the reason why it’s not doing so well. Microsoft is hoping to rectify that with a worldwide price cut. Microsoft revealed today that it has cut the Surface RT’s price by $150. You can now snag a …

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Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced the restructuring plans at a Microsoft Town Hall Meeting where he outlined the plan in detail to Microsoft’s employees and …

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