Essential Guide

Everything you need to know about Windows 8

Microsoft’s Windows 8 has finally been released. Here you find everything you need to know about Windows 8.

Introduction

The much anticipated Microsoft Windows 8 has been released, with its touch-control interface, and single operating system that works on desktops and mobiles. Microsoft has described parts of Windows 8 as the most important redesign, of its interface, in more than a decade. Find out all the Windows 8 news here, including a Windows 8 Buyers Guide, videos and tips.

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Windows 8 News

News

Microsoft launches Windows 8 OS at Mobile World Congress 2012

Microsoft will use Mobile World Congress 2012 to launch the public test version of Windows 8 OS Continue Reading

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Windows 8 OS is available now – but is it the right choice for your business?

Windows 8 combines a desktop operating system (OS) with tablet-touch functionality, which will bring benefits to some organisations - but not all Continue Reading

Opinion

Windows 8 – Beauty and the Beast?

Quocirca analyst, Clive Longbottom, looks at whether corporates should consider deploying Windows 8. Continue Reading

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Leading PC suppliers announce Windows 8 devices

HP, Dell, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo and Sony have announced products, from laptops to smartphones, which will run Microsoft’s new operating system. Continue Reading

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Windows 8 security: how does it measure up?

Microsoft's Windows 8 is seen by many as representing an evolutionary jump for the operating system, but what about security? Continue Reading

News

Microsoft readies Windows 8

Users will have a choice of Windows and Windows Pro with the new version of Windows 8 due out later this year. Continue Reading

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Microsoft revenues suffer as users wait for Windows 8 upgrade

Microsoft has blamed lower-than-expected results on businesses delaying desktop software upgrades until after Windows 8 is launched Continue Reading

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Windows 8 expected to be slow starter

Some of Microsoft's OEM partners have expressed the view that Windows 8 will take time to drive hardware sales into the corporate market Continue Reading

Feature

Windows 8 looks to reclaim territory in the enterprise

Every few years a new Microsoft desktop operating system arrives. The latest version may influence how corporate IT regards desktop computing Continue Reading

Photo Story

Intel showcases Atom-based Windows 8 tablets and notebooks

Leading PC manufacturers have unveiled hybrid devices based on the Intel Atom Z2760 processor Continue Reading

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Windows 8 Tips

Tip

Tips to explain Windows 8 upgrade rationale to customers

Expert advice for VARs looking to explain Windows 8 upgrade options to customers and combat objections to the new Windows OS. Continue Reading

News

Gartner sounds warnings over Windows 8

Gartner has warned that for some users making the move to Windows 8 will have risks not yet worth taking and they are best to stick with the current version of the Microsoft OS Continue Reading

News

Gartner: Stick with Windows 7 migration, Windows 8 is too risky

Businesses migrating from Windows XP should upgrade to Windows 7 rather than risk deploying Windows 8, says analyst organisation Gartner Continue Reading

Tip

Examining alternatives to Windows 8

As enterprise IT gets ready for Windows 8, some are opting out and looking at alternative operating systems. Let's explore some Windows alternatives. Continue Reading

Tip

Don't ignore Windows 8 security when reviewing desktop vulnerabilities

Microsoft Windows 8 security may not be at the top of IT admins' to-do lists, but they should pay attention to the OS's features and flaws. Continue Reading

3A deeper look-

Windows 8 Buyers Guide

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Windows 8 Photos

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Windows 8 Videos

Video

Video interview: Why develop for Windows 8?

In this interview, Anand Krishnan, director, developer & platform group, Microsoft UK speaks about Windows 8 development

Video

Researcher lauds Windows 8 memory protections

Video: New memory-based protections in Windows 8 make heap-based buffer overflow attacks much more difficult.

Video

IE9 security, Apple security issues: Video with Gartner’s Neil MacDonald

In this video, Gartner’s Neil MacDonald discusses patch management, IE9 security, his Windows 8 security wish list and protecting Apple computers.

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Microsoft hopes to redefine the future of computing

Anand Krishnan from Microsoft’s UK developer and platforms group discusses what Windows 8 will mean for the future of computing.

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