On Tuesday, Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 Update available. To continue to get patches, 8.1 users need to move to it soon.
With the latest update to Windows 8.1, Microsoft is trying to prove that it hasn’t forgotten about its core desktop audience.
What's on tap for Microsoft's developer confab this week? Here's what we know and what we think we know.
Mark your calendars. Early April promises Windows updates as well as the end of support for Windows XP.
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Microsoft continues to flesh out its Bing developer platform with a new speech-recognition control, allowing coders to add speech input to their Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.
Those running Windows 8 will be able to get Windows 8.1 for free. But 8.1 will cost everyone else between $119.99 and $199.99 (for Pro).
Redmond reverses course (again) and makes the "gold" Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 bits available to developers and volume licensees ahead of the October 18 general-availability date.
The first big update to Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing -- that is, to Microsoft's partners, and only them. Everyone else, you'll have to cool your heels until October 18.
Word is Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 to manufacturing. There's still no indication that developers or users are going to get the gold bits before October 18.