November 13, 2012 |
Just weeks after Microsoft Corp. launched its major overhaul of Windows, the company disclosed late Monday that the president of its Windows and Windows Live operations is leaving the company. The departure of Steven Sinofsky, who oversaw the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, was effective immediately, the Redmond, Wash., company said. Sinofsky, who could not be reached for comment, was replaced by Julie Larson-Green, who has been with the company since 1993 and oversaw program management, user interface design and research for Windows 7 and 8. She will lead all Windows software and hardware engineering.
October 25, 2012 |
Microsoft today officially launched Windows 8 and the new Windows Store. The company said Windows 8, its latest operating system, will be available for purchase online and in stores today starting at $39.99. The operating system retains Windows' traditional desktop but also adds another view that is heavily geared toward touchscreen devices. Windows President Steven Sinofsky said that more than 1,000 computers have been certified for Windows 8 and that there will be some Windows 8 PCs that'll sell for less than $300.
May 2, 2012 |
So what's the difference between provocative and pornographic? Nothing, really, according to Microsoft guidelines for app developers for its Windows Phone platform. As the Windows Phone app ecosystem now gains a bit of momentum, Todd Brix, senior director of Windows Phone Marketplace, outlined in a recent post on the developer blog some new policies to be enforced. "Our content policies are clearly spelled out : We don't allow apps containing 'sexually suggestive or provocative' images or content," he wrote.
March 21, 2012 |
About 17 months after Windows Phone launched in the U.S., Microsoft's mobile operating system is now available on smartphones in China. HTC and Microsoft announced Wednesday that China's first Windows Phone, the HTC Eternity, is now on sale. While the Eternity being on sale is progress for Windows Phone, as China is considered one of the most important consumer markets for tech companies to succeed in nowadays, the phone has launched without the official backing or subsidy support of any wireless carrier.
March 20, 2012 |
Amid all the attention lavished on the new iPad, a Bloomberg report notes that work on Windows 8 is likely to wrap up this summer, setting the stage for a debut in PCs and tablets this October. The first wave of devices are likely to run both Intel and ARM processors, with the overwhelming majority carrying Intel, Bloomberg said. Although Microsoft is developing its offerings with ARM technology -- that's what's running Apple's iPad -- there will be "fewer than five" WOA (Windows on ARM)
February 29, 2012 |
You don't need to touch Windows 8 on a tablet to recognize that things are very different in the next version of Microsoft's operating system. On Wednesday, at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, making it available as a free download worldwide and showing it off on tablets and PCs in Spain. The Consumer Preview release offers a closer look at what Windows 8 will actually look and behave like when the retail version is released later on this year.