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Windows 8 at 90 days: Q&A with Tami Reller
As we’ve said on many occasions, Windows 8 represents a big, ambitious change for Windows and for Microsoft. We built Windows 8 for the next generation of computing – setting out to eliminate the boundary between PCs and tablets. And we’re just getting started! It’s been...
Mon, Feb 4 2013
Windows 8 – 40 Million Licenses Sold
As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses . Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology...
Tue, Nov 27 2012
Windows @ BUILD
Today, at the developer-focused BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA we’re are sharing a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows – “Windows 8”. You can watch our keynote live now at buildwindows.com where Steven Sinofsky and other members of the Windows Team will show an early preview Windows...
Tue, Sep 13 2011
Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone
Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll...
Wed, Aug 1 2012
Windows engineers share what they like most about Windows 8 (VIDEO)
We wanted to see what other members of the Windows team like most about Windows 8 so we asked some of our Windows engineers. Check out what they say in this video below. Based on what you saw today from the BUILD keynote and reading here in my blog post – I am curious to hear what you are...
Wed, Sep 14 2011
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
Windows 8 Previewed at D9
At the D9 conference today, Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky joined Walt Mossberg on stage to discuss more about the future of Windows. And Steven brought Corporate Vice President of Windows Program Management, Julie Larson-Green with him to show a demo of the next generation of Windows...
Thu, Jun 2 2011
Kinect for Windows SDK Announced
Today on the Corporate Microsoft Blog, we announced that the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) will be hitting this spring for free. This SDK will give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to Kinect. There has been a lot of interest by the community for enabling Kinect in Windows...
Mon, Feb 21 2011
Windows 8 Previewed Today at BUILD
The keynote finished a few hours ago at BUILD where Steven Sinofsky and other members of his engineering leadership team shared a detailed preview of the next major Windows release codenamed “Windows 8” to the thousands of developers in attendance here in Anaheim. As I look around the...
Wed, Sep 14 2011
New Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK Coming Next Week!
Yesterday the Microsoft Surface Team announced that next week they will be releasing the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and other tools for developers to start developing Surface applications for the next generation Surface device – the Samsung SUR40. Starting on July 12th, the SDK will be available for download...
Sat, Jul 9 2011
An Update On The Windows Summit 2010: New Content, Dean Hachamovitch and More
I recently talked about the Windows Summit 2010 and today I want to give everyone a quick update on the event and some new content that went live earlier today. If you have not yet heard, the Windows Summit 2010 is an online event for hardware and software designers, developers, engineers and testers...
Wed, Jun 16 2010
Windows AppFest – An 18 Hour Coding Marathon [UPDATED 9/22] #Windows8AppFest
I am incredibly excited to see what kinds of apps developers build for Windows. I make it a habit to regularly check the Windows Store for new and interesting apps. I remember over a year ago this week, we previewed Windows 8 to developers for the first time (wow, has it really been a year?!) and I got...
Fri, Sep 21 2012
21 days and counting…
In just 21 days, Windows 8 will be available to people worldwide. And we’re excited! To celebrate, we have several events taking place in cities all around the world. Just a few weeks ago, we held a coding marathon with developers in Bangalore , India - which set the Guinness World Record for Most Participants...
Thu, Oct 4 2012
More buzz from BUILD – Developers get their devices!
I just got back from the Anaheim Convention Center where I got to see thousands of developers receiving their Samsung prototype PC with Windows 8 Developer Preview. Christian Loredo, John Tobin, Johnny Gabbai where the first 3 people in line for their devices and got a special surprise...
Wed, Sep 14 2011
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