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May 14, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Microsoft: Windows Blue to be officially called Windows 8.1; will be delivered as free update

Tami Reller, Windows chief financial officer and chief marketing officer (Photo from Microsoft)

Tami Reller, Windows chief financial officer and chief marketing officer (Photo from Microsoft)

The upcoming Windows 8 update, known up to now by the codename “Windows Blue,” will officially be called “Windows 8.1,” Windows marketing and financial chief Tami Reller said today.

She also said Windows 8.1 will be delivered as a free update to Windows 8 and Windows RT, adding that update will be easy to get directly from the Start screen and from the Windows app store.

A preview version of Windows 8.1 will debut June 26 at the company’s annual Build conference for developers, and will be available for download.

Reller did not give a specific date for when the final version of 8.1 will be generally available but said it would be later this year and that the company is sensitive to the timing of getting hardware preloaded with Windows 8.1 out in time for the holidays.

“We understand when the holidays are,” she said.

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May 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Microsoft says more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold

Microsoft has sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses since it launched in late October, according to Tami Reller, Windows’ chief marketing officer and chief financial officer. That number includes Windows licenses that ship on new tablets or PCs, as well as upgrades to Windows 8, Reller said in an interview posted on the…

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March 13, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Sherlund: Windows 8 not helping to slow decline in PC sales

Veteran Microsoft analyst Rick Sherlund of Nomura has come out with an investor’s note in which he says Windows 8 has not helped stem the tide on the slowdown in PC sales. Indeed, Sherlund has cut his forecast of PC-and-Windows tablet shipments from a growth of 5 percent in 2013 to a decline of 1 percent. “Windows…

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