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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: Windows 8.1 Tablets and PCs Unveiled @ IFA

    For all of us in the device world, the past year has seen incredible growth and innovation with new form factors, thinner and more powerful components, more durable materials and the evolution of computing experiences. I think IFA 2013, happening this week in Berlin, will showcase how far devices have...
  • 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: Windows at WPC 2013

    Today at the Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas – Microsoft executives took the stage to discuss the company’s devices and services approach with our partners. Tami Reller, Windows CMO and CFO, talked about how Windows is the foundation that people trust and how it...
  • 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 8 at 6 months: Q&A with Tami Reller

    Back in January, Tami Reller, our Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, joined me in a Q&A to provide an update on progress since the launch of Windows 8. Here we are now just past six months from general availability, so we thought it would be fitting to provide another update. ...
  • 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: 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: Introducing Windows Product Scout

    Let’s talk about choice. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of Windows is choice – of how you want to use your PC, of hardware, of devices, of software and web apps. It is our amazing ecosystem of partners that brings choice to Windows 7 users with a vast array of products that extend and enhance their...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Compatibility Center: 17 markets in 12 languages to list over 100,000 products & new IE8 Tools

    I'm pleased to announce we've expanded support for the Windows 7 Compatibility Center.  The fantastic Windows 7 momentum continues with a 150 million licenses sold to date , so ongoing support for the huge number of products that work with Windows is critical. Since my first announcement on the...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 SP1 Follow-up

    Starting today, MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers will be able to download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) . Next week on February 22 nd , everybody else will be able to download SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center or Windows Update. As people...
  • Blog Post: Hardware partners get a glimpse of Windows 8 at Computex

    Earlier today, we shared a preview of the new user interface in Windows 8. There was also Windows activity happening halfway across the world in Taipei, Taiwan, at a big hardware show called Computex. There, Mike Angiulo, Corporate Vice President of Windows Planning, Hardware, and PC Ecosystem, met with...
  • 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: Upcoming Windows Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC

    Today in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference , Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller spoke to thousands of partners from around the world. She shared some exciting new details regarding Windows that I wanted to pass along. For...
  • 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: Next Version of Windows to Run on System-on-a-Chip Architectures

    Happy New Year everyone! At CES 2011 in Las Vegas, we hosted a press conference announcing that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip architectures from Intel, AMD, and ARM. We announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures including ARM...
  • 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 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...