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Windows 8.1 features detailed, more personalisation, better search and IE11 confirmed

Windows 8.1 features detailed, more personalisation, better search and IE11 confirmed

By 30 May 2013

With the preview version of Windows 8.1 to be available for public download on 26 June, Microsoft has pre-empted its Build conference in announcing some of the key new features the operating system update will bring to the table. The update formerly known... >>

Windows 8.1 update official and dated, Microsoft no longer Blue

Windows 8.1 update official and dated, Microsoft no longer Blue

By 14 May 2013

As expected, Microsoft has ditched the "Blue" codename for its forthcoming free Windows 8 update. Windows 8.1 will be available "later in the calendar year", but a preview version will be opened up for public download on 26 June. Revealed during JP Morgan's... >>

Microsoft says Windows 8.1 preview coming in late June to Windows 8 users

Microsoft says Windows 8.1 preview coming in late June to Windows 8 users

By 7 May 2013

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that the next big update to Windows, codenamed Windows Blue, will be available to users in June in the form of a preview. Speaking at the Wired Business Conference, Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows engineering, said that... >>

Windows 8 installed on more than 100 million devices, Windows Blue update still on course

Windows 8 installed on more than 100 million devices, Windows Blue update still on course

By 7 May 2013

Microsoft's chief marketing officer and chief financial officer Tami Reller has revealed that more than 100 million licences for Windows 8 have now been taken up across a wide range of devices, from Notebooks and desktop PCs to tablets. Speaking to Microsoft's... >>

New Windows 8.1 'Blue' builds leak with further SkyDrive integration

New Windows 8.1 'Blue' builds leak with further SkyDrive integration

By 21 April 2013

Two new builds of Windows 8.1 have leaked online, giving us an indication of what to expect when it inevitably launches to the masses later this year. Build 9369 leaked earlier in the week and build 9374 leaked today, both not revealing anything too major,... >>

Microsoft Windows Blue renamed Windows 8.1, internet collectively yawns

Microsoft Windows Blue renamed Windows 8.1, internet collectively yawns

By 2 April 2013

Microsoft has allegedly come up with a new name for the major update to Windows that until  now has been codenamed Windows Blue. It's catchy. It's punchy. It's actually neither of these things. It is Windows 8.1. Yep, according to one of ZDNet's tipsters,... >>

Microsoft Office update reportedly slated for this autumn, alongside Windows Blue

Microsoft Office update reportedly slated for this autumn, alongside Windows Blue

By 28 March 2013

Microsoft will release a major update to its Office suite along with Windows Blue later this year, reports ZDNet. According to the publication, the update will be dubbed Gemini and will be released in waves over the next two years.  Gemini is said to... >>

Windows Blue will bring Start Screen sync between PCs

Windows Blue will bring Start Screen sync between PCs

By 27 March 2013

Microsoft's Windows Blue update for Windows 8, due out later this year, will add the much-needed feature of being able to sync the Start Screen between different PCs. Syncing will also go a step further with tabs for Internet Explorer 11.  The new syncing... >>

Microsoft confirms Blue update will go by another name

Microsoft confirms Blue update will go by another name

By 27 March 2013

Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that an update to Windows 8 is coming, as we suspected, but won't be released under the Blue nomenclature.  Frank Shaw, VP of corporate communications at Microsoft, said in a blog post that the update plans are... >>

Windows Blue build leaks online with resizable tiles, app multi-tasking, more

Windows Blue build leaks online with resizable tiles, app multi-tasking, more

By 24 March 2013

An early build of Windows Blue - the next major update to Windows 8 due out later this year - has leaked online with several changes and improvements. The build that was leaked is from France in the form of a 32-bit edition as a 2.63GB ISO. Reports have... >>