Windows 8 rules at Microsoft Build (roundup)

This year's Build conference comes at a crucial time for Microsoft. PC growth is slowing and tablets are catching on. Now, with Windows 8, Redmond hopes to change the conversation.

Microsoft's Michael Angiulo (left) and Steven Sinofsky show off Windows 8 at the company's Build conference on September 13, 2011.
Microsoft's Michael Angiulo (left) and Steven Sinofsky show off Windows 8 at the company's Build conference on September 13, 2011. Microsoft

This year's Build conference comes at a crucial time for Microsoft. PC growth is slowing and tablets are catching on. Now, with Windows 8, Redmond hopes to change the conversation.

Why Windows 8 isn't an iOS copycat

Windows 8 is the first version of Microsoft's OS designed to work on tablets with touch from the very start. But it's not merely aping Apple--it's approach is very different.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
September 16, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT

Windows 8: Microsoft's Swiss Army knife vision

With Windows 8, the software giant is presenting a counter-argument to Apple's Mac and iPad strategy, suggesting that customers will want one operating system to handle all their computing needs.
• Adobe: Flash will flourish despite Windows 8
(Posted in Microsoft by Jay Greene)
September 15, 2011 2:05 p.m. PT

Windows 8 to offer built-in malware protection

The new OS will include an updated version of Windows Defender designed to provide more robust protection and better security at the boot level.
(Posted in Microsoft by Lance Whitney)
September 15, 2011 7:38 a.m. PT

Ballmer woos developers on 'reimagined' Microsoft

Chief executive makes a surprise appearance at Build developer conference, telling programmers that Microsoft is "rethinking, rebuilding, reimagining" the company.
(Posted in Microsoft by Jay Greene)
September 14, 2011 11:32 a.m. PT

Microsoft's big (unmentioned) problem with Windows 8

If past is prologue, shipping the new operating system on time will be a herculean challenge.
(Posted in Microsoft by Charles Cooper)
September 14, 2011 10:18 a.m. PT

Microsoft touts SkyDrive integration in Windows 8

Built into Windows 8, access to Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage site will let users work with their online files directly from the OS and offer full integration with the new Metro interface.
(Posted in Microsoft by Lance Whitney)
September 14, 2011 7:51 a.m. PT

IE10 wakes to the Web--and to Windows

Internet Explorer 10 is designed to match rival browsers' standards support. That'll be useful for Windows 8 apps, not just Web apps.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 14, 2011 6:27 a.m. PT

Windows 8 Developer Preview: Come and get it

Microsoft makes the prebeta Developer edition of its next OS available for anyone to download, as the company works its way toward the beta, Release Candidate, and final versions.
(Posted in Microsoft by Lance Whitney)
September 14, 2011 6:14 a.m. PT

Microsoft's Build keynote: 5 key takeaways

Redmond takes the wraps off Windows 8 at its developer conference, and is giving those developers a preview version of the software so they can start building apps on it.
(Posted in Microsoft by Josh Lowensohn)
September 13, 2011 12:31 p.m. PT

Windows 8 debuts at Microsoft Build (live blog)

Microsoft shows off the next Windows, from the Metro UI to cloud services to hardware, at its Build conference in Anaheim, Calif. Plus: a look at IE10.
(Posted in Microsoft by Jay Greene)
September 13, 2011 11:23 a.m. PT

An early, first look at Windows 8 (hands-on)

If you're sick of juggling two OSes, Microsoft--yeah, Microsoft--wants you to know you're not alone. Windows 8 will merge the traditional Windows UI with a Mango-flavored touch interface called Metro. Here's CNET's first hands-on experience with the new operating system.
(Posted in The Download Blog by Seth Rosenblatt)
September 13, 2011 9:05 a.m. PT

Microsoft's bold new look and feel for Windows

The software giant previews Windows 8, which has a new user interface, touch-computing capability, and rethinks the way people interact with their computers.
(Posted in Microsoft by Jay Greene)
September 13, 2011 9:05 a.m. PT

ZDNet: Windows 8--Here's what we now know (and don't)

Microsoft's Windows 8 developer conference kicks off on September 13. Here's a cheat sheet of what we now know and don't going into the four-day confab.
(Posted in All About Microsoft by Mary Jo Foley)
September 13, 2011 9:05 a.m. PT
 

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