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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...
Tue, Sep 3 2013
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...
Tue, Aug 27 2013
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...
Wed, Jun 5 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
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...
Tue, Jan 8 2013
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...
Thu, Oct 25 2012
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...
Fri, Oct 12 2012
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
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...
Fri, Aug 31 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
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...
Wed, Sep 22 2010
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
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...
Thu, Jul 8 2010
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