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  • Blog Post: Mark your calendars for Windows 8.1!

    I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers...
  • Blog Post: Windows at Build 2013

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just kicked off Build 2013 this morning in San Francisco by announcing the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview . Steve talked about how Windows 8.1 is a “refined blend” of the desktop experience and modern experience with the Start screen, and how Bing powers...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

    Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Reimagining Windows.com

    Windows.com is the primary destination for all things Windows. Whether you want to buy a new tablet, download the newest version of Internet Explorer, explore desktop themes, learn how to do more with your PC, or get support, Windows.com has the information you need. We’ve been around since Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Windows at CES 2012

    Looking back at 2011, it was a great year for Windows and for Microsoft . We began 2011 with a little over 240 million licenses sold of Windows 7. Since then, we’ve seen incredible momentum with Windows 7 throughout 2011 ( 300 million licenses , 350 million licenses , 400 million licenses ). As of today...
  • Blog Post: 2 New Videos on the Connected and Entertainment Experience with Microsoft Products

    Back in December, I posted about a really neat video directed by Keith Rivers that highlighted how up and coming indie artist Andrew Belle used Windows 7 and Windows Live to create a song. If you liked that video, you won’t want to miss these two new videos that were also directed by Keith that go beyond...
  • Blog Post: IDC: PC Rebound Continues With Growth Over 22% Despite Mixed Economic Outlook

    According to IDC, the global PC market grew 22.4% in the 2nd quarter of 2010 which is in line with their forecast of forecasted growth of 22.9%. I suggest giving the IDC press release a read if you’re interested in the seeing the break out of top (6) PC vendors and worldwide PC shipments. It’s great...
  • Blog Post: Join us at gdgt live in Seattle!

    Are you in the Seattle area? Join us today from 7pm – 10pm at the Showbox SoDo for gdgt live in Seattle. This event, put on by the awesome folks at gdgt , is for anybody interesting in checking out some of the hottest new gadgets. We’re sponsoring the event and I’ll be there as well as several colleagues...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Music: Free streaming music on Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets

    Xbox has officially announced Xbox Music tonight which begins rolling out to Xbox consoles on October 16 th . Starting on October 26 th , Xbox Music will deliver free streaming music on Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets in 15 markets worldwide! Xbox Music has a music catalog on par with...