Microsoft announced Sunday at Mobile World Congress a series of moves that it hopes will increase the popularity of Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone.More
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More than 200 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold to date, according to Tami Reller, Microsoft’s executive vice president of marketing.More
HP is making a marketing push to customers, touting the option of buying new PCs with Windows 7 installed on them, rather than Windows 8. HP’s website says this option is “back by popular demand” and the site lists a number of desktop and laptop PCs with Windows 7 for purchase. When asked why HP was…More
[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times July 19, 2013.] Microsoft missed big in the fourth-quarter earnings it reported Thursday — hit especially hard on the sales side by the slumping PC market and on the profit side by a write-down in the inventory of Surface RT tablets. Also a factor…More
Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturers in late August, Windows Chief Marketing Officer Tami Reller said this morning.
“Release to manufacturing” — or RTM — means the operating system is ready for manufacturers to install in their devices, in preparation for the sales of those devices to customers.More
Although there are millions of Windows apps and hundreds of thousands of Windows 7 apps, the number of apps optimized for Windows 8 is significantly smaller. But heading into next week’s Build, Microsoft’s annual conference for third-party developers, the company is touting the momentum of the number of apps it’s adding to the Windows Store. (This More
Microsoft is set to debut a new ad tonight that serves to emphasize two things: how the company is morphing into a devices and services company, and the increasing integration of its services and products. The ad, called “Windows Everywhere,” highlights company offerings such as Windows 8, Internet Explorer, Bing, Skype and Xbox and how they…More
Former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky says he left Microsoft last year because he reached a point where he wanted to be separate and not be a company guy. “You have to pick a time, so I picked a time,” he said at the D11 conference this morning, according to several bloggers covering the event.More
There have been lots of rumors and leaks about what will be in Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s upcoming update to Windows 8. Now Microsoft has opened up about what will actually be in 8.1. Yes, the Start button is coming back — well, sort of. There will be the option to boot to desktop. Find out what else…More
Research firm IDC has just released its forecast predicting that tablet shipments will beat those of notebooks this year and surpass total PC shipments (notebooks and desktops) by 2015. It cites the growing popularity of tablets as well as the plunging PC market. IDC is forecasting negative growth for PC shipments for the second consecutive year,…More