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  • Blog Post: Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1

    For consumers with Windows 8 devices today, Windows 8.1 will be a free update via an easy download from the Windows Store* starting on October 18th **. Windows 8.1 will be a must-have update for those devices - bringing new features and improvements such as greater personalization, Bing Smart Search...
  • Blog Post: Hot Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Windows 8

    This Friday is Black Friday and Monday is Cyber Monday so I thought I would gather up a bunch of hot deals from our retail and OEM partners here in the U.S. for you to take a look at as you begin your holiday shopping or just want to find a great deal on a Windows PC! Black Friday Deals from Best Buy...
  • Blog Post: Pardon the dust…

    For many of you who have recently visited The Windows Blog this evening, you might have noticed some big changes to the site. We’ve just completed a major upgrade. Please pardon the dust as we’re still doing some last minute clean-up and tweaks to the site. Tomorrow I’ll do a much deeper post on the...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

    We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

    Today, registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer we announced in May . If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable...
  • 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: 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: 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...