Windows 8 launch date announced: October 26th

Windows 8 launch date announced: October 26th

Only last week Microsoft announced at the 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference that Windows 8 will become available to OEMs in the first week of August, and to consumers by the end of October. Now we have an exact date - October 26th, 2012.

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SkyDrive for Windows updated, gets a new logo

SkyDrive for Windows updated, gets a new logo

SkyDrive launched for the desktop in April this year and the Windows app got an update today. The most notable changes in this update are the new SkyDrive logo and a new status window feature. The update also adds new context menu options and improves performance and reliability.

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Top 5 free Windows Phone apps - July 2012

Top 5 free Windows Phone apps - July 2012

It's time for the fourth installment in our monthly Top Free Windows Phone Apps series, where we showcase five great free apps your Windows Phone has to have.

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Windows 8 to RTM in August, launch in October

Windows 8 to RTM in August, launch in October

The acquisition of Perceptive Pixel wasn't the only major announcement made at the 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference. Microsoft also announced that Windows 8 will Release to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week of August, and will reach General Availability (GA) by the end of October.

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Microsoft buys giant multi-touch display maker Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft buys giant multi-touch display maker Perceptive Pixel

Hot on the heels of acquiring corporate social network Yammer two weeks ago, Microsoft today announced at its 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference that it will be acquiring Perceptive Pixel. The company specializes in large multi-touch screens, including an 82-inch display shown running Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress this February.

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Windows 8 Pro upgrade details announced

Windows 8 Pro upgrade details announced

Microsoft has announced that Windows 7, Vista and XP users will get an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99 for the downloadable version and just $69.99 for the packaged DVD version. Windows Media Center can be added to the install for no extra cost.

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Microsoft to acquire enterprise social network Yammer

Microsoft to acquire enterprise social network Yammer

Microsoft announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Yammer, a social network for the enterprise, to acquire the latter for $1.2 billion. Microsoft plans to integrate Yammer's technology into its existing enterprise products such as SharePoint, Skype, Office 365 and Dynamics.

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A close look at the Microsoft Surface tablets

A close look at the Microsoft Surface tablets

For the first time in its history, Microsoft has designed and engineered a brand new family of Windows PCs, named Surface. At a press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Steve Ballmer unveiled a pair of 10.6-inch tablets, one running Windows RT and the other Windows 8 Pro. Find the complete details and video after the break.

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Buy a Windows 7 laptop and get a color printer free

Buy a Windows 7 laptop and get a color printer free

The importance of having a printer handy is felt the most by students. Here's a good news - Indian students who are in the market looking for a new Windows 7 laptop can get a color inkjet printer free of cost, courtesy of Reliance Digital.

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Top 5 free Windows Phone apps - June 2012

Top 5 free Windows Phone apps - June 2012

The Windows Phone Marketplace hit the 100,000 apps milestone last week and we've lined up five of those apps for our Top Free Windows Phone Apps series.

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