Microsoft's new, new Windows cadence: Once a year is not enough

Posted 1 day ago ago at All About Microsoft with 7 recent echos

Russian leaker WZor is claiming that there will be an update 2 for Windows 8.1 coming this September. My sources say that date could be August. In either case, a second update looks like it will hit just five or six months after Microsoft made Windows 8.1 Update available. Yes, by calling what was formerly referred to as Update 1 simply Update, Microsoft made it seem there would be just one update to Windows 8.1. It not clear what this second update will ultimately be called. Update 2? Windows...

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Rumor sheds light on Windows 8.2, Windows 9, and Chrome OS-style Windows Cloud

Posted 2 days ago ago at WinBeta with 5 recent echos

Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hampsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. According to new details from , Microsoft will roll out another update to Windows 8.1 Update 2 sometime in September of this year, during the Autumn season. Microsoft may refer to this update as Windows 8.1 Update 2 or may even call it Windows 8.2, as there appears to be some sort of heated internal discussion on what to call it. Microsoft is expected to...

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Microsoft delivers Remote Desktop app preview for Windows Phone 8.1

Posted 20 hours ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

On April 23, Microsoft quietly made available for download a preview of its Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1. Many Windows Phone users were none too happy that Microsoft delivered Remote Desktop apps fro Android phones and iPhones last fall with no word on when it planned to introduce a Windows Phone version. In March, Microsoft updated the Remote Desktop apps for Android, iOS and Mac OS X, still with no word as to when or how it would provide remoting for Windows Phone. Remote Desktop...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 28 April 2014. […]

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Windows 8 Start Menu set to return in August

Posted 17 hours ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos

Microsoft revealed earlier this month that the Start Menu will return to Windows 8. While Microsoft is keeping the timing for its return vague, sources familiar with the companys plans tell that the Start Menu will likely be available in a second update to Windows 8.1 currently scheduled for August. Microsofts Terry Myerson, head of Windows and Xbox software, demonstrated an early prototype earlier this month of what the Start Menu will look like once its available. It looks like a hybrid of the...

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Warface Xbox 360 Edition Now Available

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Content: Warface Xbox 360 Edition Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Engage in explosive action with this […]

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Microsoft Rereleases SP1 for SharePoint 2013

Posted 1 day ago ago at RedmondMag.com with 1 recent echos

Microsoft had initially released SP1 for SharePoint Server 2013 back in late February. However, by early April, SP1 had been withdrawn. Some users had experienced problems with getting cumulative updates after applying SP1, according to Microsoft explanation at the time. The old Knowledge Base article KB 2817429, which had described the problem with SharePoint Server 2013 SP1, now points to a new article, KB 2880552, which has fresh links to the SP1 download page. The new April 17 download...

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Office for iPad apps top 12 million downloads in one week

Posted 19 days ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

Microsoft offers its Office apps for free to all iPad users, but to do anything other than merely view your files youll need an Office 365 subscription. Office 365 subscriptions start at $100 per year for Office Home Premium, which gives you the right to use Office on up to 5 PCs, as well as 5 tablets Windows or iPad, the iPhone, and Android phones. Later this spring Microsoft will also release a cheaper Office 365 Personal subscription offering that will cost $70 per year. The new option gives...

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