Well, I wrote an article stating that it wasn't clear how much Microsoft was listening to us regarding Macro issues. Well, now we have a good indication - Not much. CFO and Chief Marketing Officer Tami Reller confirmed to Investment Firm Nomura that the Start menu would not be coming back to Windows 8. From [...]
When it comes to some of the more negative backlash regarding Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I've heard on more than one occasion such claims as, "If they don't fix X, I'm switching to Mac or Linux". Today I'm not going to talk about Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you've probably heard all the good and the [...]
So I just finished a post about the Microsoft Devcamps for Windows 8 and after looking through the site, I saw something very funny. Take a close look at the Twitter Feed on the bottom right. I took a closer look. Canouna strikes again. For those who don't know, Canouna is the anonymous mega leaker [...]
Interesting new website from Microsoft for their Developer Camps. The URL is http://www.devcamps.ms/ It basically is a hub for Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Web technologies and Windows 8 training. When you click on the Windows Camps link you are taken to a page where you can search for a location near you to sign up for [...]
The Xbox Live tile is a tile that is shown on the Windows 8 Metro interface. Clicking on the tile takes you to the Xbox Live Games Beta Program Agreement. It takes you in to the Xbox Live Games app which is predictably a Metro tiled application. You'll be able to sign in with your [...]
Another application that is represented on the Windows 8 Metro interface is the Windows Explorer app. Clicking on the application takes you away from Metro right back to the regular Windows 8 Desktop. As you can see, it basically takes you to an explorer window in the regular desktop. Nice ribbon (sarcasm).
The Weather application is a live tile that is shown on the Windows 8 Metro interface. It shows the weather of the location that you configure in the application. Clicking on the tile will bring you to the application. It's a standard weather app that allows you to configure the geographical location of the weather [...]
The Skydrive tile is located on the Windows 8 Metro interface. Once you click on Skydrive, you get to the following screen. It shows the Skydrive application where you have the following: Documents Favorites Public Shared Favorites Those names should be self explanatory.
More leaked screenshots from Canouna (mega leaker) showing screenshots of Windows 8 - post Consumer Preview. These screenshots seem to show a version of Windows 8 using a Mandarin?? language pack. From Canouna: I’ll show now, one called « CoreCountrySpecific », branded in Windows 8 as « Windows 8 for China », therefore Microsoft may [...]
It's been a while since I spoiled my readers with free software. The wait is now over. :-) My friend Tracy from PearlMountain Technology sent me an email wanting to offer 20 FREE licenses for Picture Collage Maker Pro Easter Edition. It's an Easter promotion only! About Picture Collage Maker Pro: Picture Collage Maker Pro is [...]
The Remote Desktop application can be found on the Windows 8 Metro desktop. Once you click on the tile, the following splash screen comes up... Then the app screen comes up. You need to enter the name of the remote PC in order to connect to it. With this app, you can also do the [...]
The Reader application is found on the Windows 8 Metro interface. When you click on the tile, the following splash screen comes up... It then takes you into the Windows 8 Reader application. Here, you can open PDF files and well...read them :-)
The Messaging application is found in the Windows 8 Metro Interface. Clicking on the tile gets you to this splash screen. This takes you to the Messaging screen. You can use this application to chat with other Windows 8 users who are on chat. This app seems to be an attempt to compete with other [...]
You can get to the Maps application by clicking on it from the Windows 8 Metro interface. When you click on Maps, you get the following splash screen. This takes you to the Maps app. You can see the following: My Location Show Traffic Map Style Feedback
You can get to the Camera application from the Windows 8 Metro interface. Clicking on the tile gets you to this screen... You then have access to Camera options, a Timer and Video Mode. I didn't have a camera attached so I don't have that many screenshots to show. More later..