Microsoft kicked off its TechEd 2013 conference in New Orleans this morning–revealing a comprehensive overhaul of many of its products and services. One of the focuses of the TechEd 2013 keynote were new features of the upcoming Windows 8.1 aimed at making it a better OS for businesses, and giving IT admins more...

Microsoft also provided new details about both PC settings and Internet Explorer 11. In Windows 8.1, the updated PC Settings give you access to all your settings on your device without having to go to the Control Panel on the desktop. You’ll be able to do things like change your display resolution, set power options,...

Windows 8.1 will also bring a variable, continuous size of snap views. According to a blog post by Microsoft, you will have more ways to see multiple apps on the screen at the same time. You can Resize apps to any size you want; Share the screen between two apps; Have up to three apps on each screen if you have a...

Microsoft have released more details about Windows 8.1 in a new blog post. In Windows 8.1, you’ll be able to do more to personalize the experience on your device. As people started using Windows 8, we found that people were using their Locks screens to show pictures of their families. So in Windows 8.1, you can turn...

Another update from Paul Thurrott today. Seems like Windows 8.1 will let you update the background of your Start Screen with custom wallpaper. The wallpaper in the image above is not from Windows 8.1 but is an image that Thurrott had posted. It seems like this functionality will start as being off by default. Source

Interesting news from Paul Thurrott. It seems that the Start Button will be back in Windows 8.1 and it will look a whole lot like the button Start8 use in their widget. From his blog: And here’s a new detail that was hinted at in Mary Jo’s post: When you hover over Start button, the button changes color, with a black...

So all the Steve Ballmer bashing got me thinking the other day, if he just up and left, who would be the natural replacement for him? When you get past all the hateful rhetoric and some of the deep and fairly valid criticism, Mr. Ballmer’s job is a pretty extraordinary one and since he has done this job for so long, he...

While several builds of Windows 8.1 have leaked over the past few months providing us glimpses of what the future of the standard Windows could look like, details on a new Windows RT have been scarce. Nevertheless, Redmond has made clear that the tablet version of its operating system is also in line to receive a...

Microsoft has already promised that it will share more details on the Windows 8.1 upgrade leading up to the debut of the public preview set for late next month. Since little in particular has been confirmed, we have had to make do with the rumor mill and keen eye of the technology community that has analyzed the...

The news, views, rumors and gossip regarding Windows 8.1 and the next generation Surface tablets led to Microsoft shares to hitting a five-year high yesterday. Redmond is currently preparing for a flood of new products, which includes a complete refresh of almost all its major offerings — some under the banner of Blue...