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If the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is ‘Feature Complete’ Where are the Missing Features?

When Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer preview recently they described it as “feature complete”, which came as no surprise to anyone.  The Windows 7 beta was also feature complete…

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Windows 8 for Consumers

I was considering what was the best way to write a review of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and thought it might be best to split it into four different…

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Microsoft Release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

At an event at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft have this afternoon released the Consumer Preview (beta) for Windows 8 to the public.  You can download…

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8 Things I’m looking Forward to in Windows 8

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Windows 8, and won’t for the next couple of weeks until the Consumer Preview (beta) is released.  I know that there’s still…

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New Windows 8 Wallpapers and Charms Bar Shown in Leaked Screenshots

Chinese website PC Beta has released new screenshots from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) showing that the Start Screen wallpaper we’ve seen in the Developer Preview probably won’t be the…

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Will the Windows 8 Beta be the “Consumer Preview”

We’ve had the “Developer Preview” of Windows 8 and now that the beta is due in the next month we could find it being called the “Consumer Preview”, at least…

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New Windows 8 Personalization Images Emerge

New images have appeared of the Start Screen personalization options in the Windows 8 beta.  In the images, posted online by TheVerge.com you can see shots from what they say is…

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Windows 8 Beta coming “Late February 2012″

Microsoft today unveiled the new Windows Store which will be rolled out across all WIndows platforms including Windows Phone and Xbox 360 by the time Windows 8 launches. The company…

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Windows 8 Beta to Launch In Early 2012

It looks like we can expect Microsoft to release the first Beta of Windows 8 in early 2012. Microsoft released the developer preview edition of Windows 8 in September, so it makes sense for Windows 8 Beta to be released in early 2012

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The Windows 8 Beta Changes, What we Know

I have to give a series of talks in the coming months to IT Pros around the UK on Windows 8, and it’s not going to be easy given the…

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I’ve Never Met an Alpha That I Liked

I’ve now had a copy of Windows 8 for just under a fortnight and, to be honest, I’ve completely stopped using it and have gone back to Windows 7.  This…

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Windows Chief, Windows 8 Beta Coming Soon

In the inaugural post to the new Building Windows 8 Blog, Windows chief and Microsoft Senior Vice President Steven Sinofsky has begun the discussion about Windows 8 by stating “We’ve been…

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Windows 8 Milestone 3 disc goes on sale on eBay

It’s been reported that a leaked CD containing Windows 8 Milestone 3 has been up for sale on eBay.  The sale was first reported on WinRumors who said the disc…

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Microsoft Releases ‘Mango’ Beta to Developers

Yesterday, Microsoft released the beta of the first major Windows Phone operating system update, codenamed Mango, to developers and this included myself.  The news first broke in a blog post…

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Whose Windows strategy do you prefer? Sinofsky or Veghte?

There can be no doubt that since Steven Sinofsky took over as the head of Windows at Microsoft in 2009, the development programme for the operating system has become much more…

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Windows 8 Beta Lockscreen Revealed

What we know about the next OS coming from Microsoft is that Windows is slowly making the transition to be both a desktop OS and an OS that would fit onto…

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New Xbox Preview Now Accepting Testers

Microsoft is accepting US testers for the new Xbox Update and those accepted will get a free copy of Halo: Reach.

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Internet Explorer 9 Final, Releasing Sooner Than You’d Think

MSDNIndia has alerted the world that Internet Explorer 9 will be released in final form on March 24th at Tech.Ed India 2011.

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