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Windows at WPC 2013
Today at the Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas – Microsoft executives took the stage to discuss the company’s devices and services approach with our partners. Tami Reller, Windows CMO and CFO, talked about how Windows is the foundation that people trust and how it...
Mon, Jul 8 2013
The Windows 8.1 Preview is here!
A couple of weeks ago, Antoine Leblond talked about continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1 . It continues to push ahead with our bet that the PC industry is going through a shift that is driven by mobility. We previously announced that Windows 8.1 will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers...
Wed, Jun 26 2013
Windows Keeps Getting Better
Windows 8 was built for a world that blends our work and our personal lives, a world where we expect high quality touch experiences everywhere, and a world that is always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 redefines our market from PCs to mobile computing. We are pleased with the progress we’ve...
Tue, May 14 2013
The new Office #Timeto365
Today over on the Official Microsoft Blog, Steve Ballmer talks about the new Office and what it means for the company . Starting today, people can now subscribe to Office as a service via Office.com instead of purchasing Office as a piece of software to install. Click here for more on the benefits...
Tue, Jan 29 2013
Announcing Availability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Today we officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to our OEM partners. On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers. On February 22nd,...
Wed, Feb 9 2011
Upcoming Windows Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC
Today in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference , Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller spoke to thousands of partners from around the world. She shared some exciting new details regarding Windows that I wanted to pass along. For...
Mon, Jul 9 2012
Public Beta Now Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Today, we announced at our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) the availability of the public beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) . As Gavriella Schuster and I have mentioned in previous blogs , SP1 for Windows 7 does not contain any new features specific to Windows...
Mon, Jul 12 2010
Announcing the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview
Steven Sinofsky has announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview today in a blog post on Building Windows 8. Head on over to his blog post for the details. More from me on Windows 8 later today.
Thu, May 31 2012
Windows Store Preview & App Contest
Today at a Windows Store preview event in San Francisco, we announced the policies and business terms for the Windows Store . These details for the Windows Store are very important as it outlines the incredible economic opportunity for developers that Windows 8 represents as the Windows Store will be...
Wed, Dec 7 2011
Announcing the Windows 8 Editions
Today I would like to share information with you on the editions that will be available for "Windows 8" when it is released to market. We have talked about Windows 8 as Windows reimagined, from the chipset to the user experience. This also applies to the editions available – we have worked...
Mon, Apr 16 2012
Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows...
Mon, Jul 2 2012
Pardon the dust…
For many of you who have recently visited The Windows Blog this evening, you might have noticed some big changes to the site. We’ve just completed a major upgrade. Please pardon the dust as we’re still doing some last minute clean-up and tweaks to the site. Tomorrow I’ll do a much deeper post on the...
Wed, May 12 2010
Windows 8 will be available on…
…October 26 th , 2012! That’s right! Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26 th . Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference...
Wed, Jul 18 2012
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