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Just what is Windows RT, anyway? (FAQ)

The "lite" version of Windows 8 known as Windows RT remains the biggest unknown out of the myriad of changes coming to Microsoft's operating system. Here's our guide to what Windows RT is, how it's different from Windows 8 and WinRT, and what it all means.

By June 15, 2012


Windows Phone 8.1 features leaked by developer

What surprises await the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS? One person with access to the Software Development Kit reveals a few tidbits.

By February 11, 2014


Why so slow on Office for iPad, Microsoft?

It's been two years since first reports of Office for iPad's existence came to light. Are politics or evolving product strategies (or both) to blame for the continued absence?

By November 4, 2013


New mobile-focused Windows could last 20-30 years -- Gartner

The tech-research company says Windows 8 marks the beginning of a new era -- i.e., Microsoft's big switch to focus on mobile devices such as tablets.

By June 26, 2012


What does Microsoft's Windows 8.1 plan mean for developers?

If Microsoft brings back the Start Button and adds a boot-to-desktop option with Windows Blue, should Windows developers still be counting on Metro as their future?

By April 22, 2013


Microsoft makes Windows 8 name official, three editions only

Windows 8 is the official name of the next version of Windows client. Here are details on the three SKUs that are in the pipeline.

By April 16, 2012


Microsoft preps unified Windows app store, says sources

Microsoft may be closer to providing a single app store across Windows and Windows Phone (and possibly Xbox) than many believe.

By September 26, 2013


Microsoft OS chief sees a 'One Windows' future (Q&A)

[q&a] The head of Microsoft's unified operating system group, Terry Myerson, shares more details on Microsoft's vision for Windows.

By April 10, 2014


Samsung adds a Windows RT tablet, the Ativ Tab

Some PC makers are shying away from RT, but Samsung is still showing up for the party.

By August 29, 2012


Is 'Metro' now a banned word at Microsoft?

Why is Microsoft allegedly telling those inside and outside the company to stop playing up "Metro" going forward when talking about the new wave of Microsoft products?

By August 2, 2012