Microsoft Could Replace MIX With a New BUILD
MIX, the annual event dedicated to web developers organized by Microsoft in the past six years, has been completely canceled. There will be no MIX now on, but Microsoft has announced, later in the year, a new conference dedicated to web developers (most likely on Windows 8), probably a new BUILD.
Tim O’Brien, General Manager of Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) says:
“For 2012 and beyond, our goal is to create events for developers at a …
Windows 8 Tablets with Intel processors could cost at least $ 599 and the price could go up to $ 899, since neither Microsoft nor Intel will drop their demands on price, says Slashgear.
Sources indicate that Intel does not want to lower prices of the future Clover Trail-W processors and Microsoft does not want to change their strategy, even if this would bring them the market share. The reason? Well, a discount in tablet market would seriously affect the overall market price of computers, …
One of the Microsoft officials announced that software giant will try to meet the 3-year timeframe between releases of Windows versions. Thus, Windows 8 should reach the consumer PCs in October.
Janelle Poole, Director of Windows Business Group, said that October is a date that should be considered by both journalists and public for the release of next operating system of the company.
“We respect the timeframes we use for Windows releases. In general we are not talking about factual data and …
Microsoft has disclosed that the hassles people have experienced with manually reinstalling Windows operating systems in the past will be just that with Windows 8: in the past.
According to a post by the Windows 8 team on the Building Windows 8 blog, manual reinstalls will be made defunct by two new features coming to the next-generation Microsoft operating system.
Microsoft’s Desmond Lee explains that Windows 8 will incorporate the features called Reset your PC and Refresh your PC.
These two …
The Clover Trail processor will be the first major effort from Intel when Windows 8 tablets will be launched this year, a new report claims.
According to CNet, an unnamed source has told them that Intel plans to the Clover Trail Atom chip to be their first push with Windows 8 tablets.
The report notes that Windows 8 tablets are expected to be released during the second half of 2012.
It notes that the Clover Trail chip is expected to be released also during the second half of the year which …
Microsoft has revealed that the Windows 8 public beta will be released by the company in February of next year.
The announcement was made by Microsoft on Tuesday when it announced during the a San Francisco developers conference that the Windows 8 public beta will indeed be released during the said month.
According to industry observers, the Windows 8 public beta release during February put the launch of the next-generation Microsoft operating system during the fall season next year.
Microsoft is reportedly mulling on dropping the Desktop App on Windows 8 tablets running on ARM, a new report suggests.
According to ZDNet’s Mary-Jo Foley, her colleague Paul Thurrott revealed that ARM-based tablets running on Windows 8 may not feature the Desktop App.
If the move materializes, only Metro-style apps will be able to run on Windows 8 ARM tablets and not legacy apps (apps which are not yet Metro-style).
Nonetheless, Foley says that dropping the Desktop App on Windows 8 ARM …
Intel has insinuated the idea to offer touchscreen-enabled Ultrabook laptops alongside the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system next year.
According to Tom’s Hardware, the new Ultrabook lineup will come with the chipmaker’s Ivy Bridge processor and will introduce touchscreen functionality.
At the company’s Capital Global Summit, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced, “Starting with Windows 8, you [will] have a mainstream operating system incorporating touch.”
Microsoft has promised a better experience for end-users regarding Windows Update for Windows 8, specifically the way the system is implemented regarding system restarts.
Microsoft’s Farzana Rahman, the group program manager for Windows Update, has posted about the details of the planned improvement for Windows Update on Windows 8 on an extensive blog post in the Building Windows 8 blog.
According to Rahman, Windows 8 OS updating will be improved in two main ways.
First, she says that Windows …
Nokia is planning to release tablet PC running Windows 8 in the summer of 2012, reports Reuters with reference to the France Nokia head Paul Amsellem, who gave an interview to the newspaper Les Echos.
“In June 2012, we will have a tablet running Windows 8,” – said Amsellem in the interview. However, the Nokia, according to Reuters, said that the company has not announced any specific plans for the tablets. A spokesperson for Nokia said he was unable to clarify Amsellem’s …