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  • Blog Post: New Windows Devices Announced at CES

    It’s great to kick off the new year at CES, with so much energy and excitement around the industry’s latest innovations. Microsoft’s marketing and employee presence at the show is supporting our partners in their product announcements on the Windows platform and meeting to plan the many new launches...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on today’s Nokia announcement

    With our announcement today regarding Nokia, we’re taking a huge step in fulfilling our stated strategy of transforming Microsoft. For me, it’s been an incredibly rewarding journey. As the engineering leader for the Windows Phone efforts, I was there at the birth of Windows Phone, and a key part of our...
  • Blog Post: Readying Windows 8.1 for release (UPDATED)

    We’ve hit an important milestone for Windows and for Microsoft—just 10 months after delivering on a bold, generational change in computing with Windows 8, our team is proud to share that we have started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to our hardware partners. In many ways, this marks a new...
  • Blog Post: New ecosystem opportunities, Windows 8.1 updates shared at Computex

    Today during Microsoft’s keynote at Computex Taipei 2013 , the world’s second largest computer show, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s OEM division Nick Parker reinforced the potential the Windows platform can offer for partners. As part of the keynote, Windows CFO and CMO Tami...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: On Display at CES: Latest Showcase of Stunning New Windows 8 Hardware

    Touch and other new capabilities in Windows 8 are powering the latest hardware innovations coming from our OEM partners. Together we are delivering interactive new experiences through devices and services that deliver on customers’ need for constant connectivity, mobility and flexibility. This new...
  • Blog Post: Windows reimagined. #Windows8

    The world has been waiting for Windows 8. And we are excited to deliver Windows 8 to the world . Today events are happening all across the globe to celebrate tomorrow’s general availability of Windows 8 . Windows 8 represents a reimagining of Windows. It provides a personalized experience...
  • Blog Post: Reserve your copy of Windows 8 Pro and Pre-order Windows 8 PCs today!

    Starting today, you can reserve a packaged DVD of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 USD ERP* (U.S.) at select retailers. When you receive your copy of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, you’ll see that the packaging takes a fresh approach, in the reimagining of Windows. Your package will feature one of...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: OEMs Introduce Innovative New PC Designs for Windows 8

    Hi, I’m Nick Parker and I lead the OEM Division at Microsoft. Many of our partners are making announcements this week at IFA so it’s a good time to showcase some of the amazing hardware innovation coming to market with Windows 8. IFA is one of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade shows and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Boosts Customer Satisfaction Scores for PC Makers

    Gregg Keizer over at Computerworld today posted an article about the results of the annual satisfaction survey conducted by American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In the article, Windows 7 is credited for boosting customer satisfaction scores for PC makers such as HP, Dell, and Acer. According...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 64-Bit Momentum Surges with Windows 7

    Are you running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7? There is a high likelihood you are. As of June 2010, we see that 46% of all PCs worldwide running Windows 7 are running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7. That is, nearly half of all PCs running Windows 7 are running 64-bit. Compared to Windows Vista at 3 and...