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Windows 8.1 now available!
Less than a year ago we were preparing to launch Windows 8, which introduced our vision of highly personalized mobile computing. And here we are today announcing the global availability of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving the product to create a richer customer...
Thu, Oct 17 2013
One experience for everything in your life
As I walk down the hallway in my office this week I see a lot of smiles from people on the team who are excited about their hard work finally making it into customers’ hands. This week we’ve got some great things coming for Windows and Windows Phone customers. On Thursday, Windows 8.1 will...
Wed, Oct 16 2013
Avoid the Dark Side (of the Internet) with Internet Explorer 8
We know Internet Explorer 8 helps you stay safe while surfing the web with great features like the SmartScreen Filter which helps block malicious downloads and websites. My colleagues in Microsoft Spain have found a pretty creative way of talking about this with their new “Yoda” campaign...
Fri, May 14 2010
Talking Internet Explorer in Europe (Video)
Ryan Gavin, Senior Director of Internet Explorer Product Management here at Microsoft, recently travelled to Europe to chat about Internet Explorer. As many of you know, there’s been a lot happening with Internet Explorer these past few months (which is exciting!). To get an idea on where Internet Explorer...
Fri, Jun 4 2010
Another Follow-up on HTML5 Video in IE9
In previous posts , we described why IE9 will support H.264-encoded HTML5 video. Microsoft and other browser providers see hardware support, customer and partner readiness , and intellectual property rights as key factors making H.264 an excellent choice for video encoding and playback. These posts generated...
Wed, May 19 2010
10 years of Trustworthy Computing
10 years ago this week, Bill Gates sent this Trustworthy Computing (TwC) memo to all employees. The memo called for the company to rethink its approach to products – putting security at the forefront. To capture the journey we’ve made in Trustworthy Computing over the last 10 years – the Trustworthy...
Thu, Jan 12 2012
Windows 7 Momentum Continues: 175 Million Licenses Sold
Today is earnings day and Windows continues to have a strong showing. We announced a new milestone in Windows 7 sales - 175 million copies. This continues our record breaking pace of more than 7 copies sold per second. And as of today – Windows 7 is now running on more than 16% of all PCs worldwide...
Thu, Jul 22 2010
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...
Tue, Sep 13 2011
Internet Explorer 9 Hardware Acceleration and Third Party Hypervisors
Working with VMware, Microsoft has identified an issue within Internet Explorer 9 that may prevent third party hypervisors from being able to take advantage of IE9's hardware acceleration feature. As a result, IE9 will default to software rendering when running in some virtual machines. Internet Explorer...
Sun, Mar 13 2011
400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold
Today during the Day 1 keynote of our annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference , Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 has officially sold 400 million licenses to-date. Our previous statement of 7 copies of Windows 7 sold a second continues to hold true. We continue to see excellent momentum for...
Mon, Jul 11 2011
Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available
Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service. It’s designed to help address the ongoing security needs of PCs running genuine...
Tue, Jul 20 2010
Windows 7 at 18 Months
18 months ago to this day was when we launched Windows 7 and with that we’ve hit another important milestone: we are pleased to announce that Windows 7 has sold more than 350 million licenses . The momentum we’ve seen and continue to see with Windows 7 is incredible. We are seeing good momentum...
Fri, Apr 22 2011
New Advertising Campaign for Internet Explorer 8 Kicks Off
Every day we use the internet to shop, book travel and do our banking. To do this we share personal information such as our name and address, credit cards numbers and enter our passwords. We need to be able to do this with confidence, knowing that our information is being used only by the company or...
Mon, Jun 7 2010
Windows at CES 2011
It’s been an exciting day for Windows with lots of news shared. I did however want to take a few minutes to share with you a bit more about the rest of the Windows story and the things we will be talking about this week at CES. At last year’s CES, it was just a little over 2 months after the launch of...
Wed, Jan 5 2011
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