The buzz among the bees, the word on the street is that Windows 8.1 Update 1 has finally leaked. Finally, in the sense that those with the power to leak the ISOs promised this sometimes after January 14, after Microsoft sent out the test version to more partners. Anyway, since this refresh of Windows 8.1 is reportedly...

Windows 8.1 has now been out in the wild for a couple of months now, and save for the few unlucky souls that are still experiencing installation problems, a lot of users have made the jump to the new OS. New OS, or well, a refined extension of Windows 8, take your pick. The touch-friendly Metro style user interface...

Boy, the Windows Server 2012 R2 hit the MSDN portal just in the nick of time. We are mere hours away from the official debut of Windows 8.1 Preview at the BUILD developer conference. But this release of Windows Server 2012 R2 yesterday has provided us with early glimpses of several of the new features of the upcoming...

Microsoft has already detailed several of the new features and option that it plans on bundling with Windows 8.1, but one rumored option was Boot to Desktop, and this is something that has been a tad under the wraps. But a new photo (yup, seems like it was taken via a camera from a presentation slide) shows us this...

It’s remarkable to think that with all the new information on Windows 8.1 (codename Blue) one of the most attention-grabbing topics is the Boot to Desktop option that looks set for arrival. But when this feature is set to arrive still remains the big question. Here is a little lowdown for those out of the loop....

Technology news juggernaut The Verge is reporting that Microsoft will in fact kind of bring back the Start Button in Windows Blue or Windows 8.1. I say kind of because well, it’s a little complicated. From the Verge: Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources...

Very interesting behind the scenes analysis from Paul Thurrott at WinSuperSite.com. Apparently, despite all the objections on the web and incredibly negative feedback from users, the Windows Team still wanted to deny users the Start Menu and the boot to desktop options. Apparently, Microsoft’s senior management came to...

So a lot has been said recently about Windows 8.1 or Windows Blue actually having a Start Button and possibly having an option to boot directly to the desktop. This news is interesting and if true would directly contradict Microsoft’s silence to all the criticism from prominent bloggers so far. Microsoft was 100%...

Paul Thurrott has posted a fine article on fixing Windows 8. He basically is joining the chorus of bloggers (me included) who have said that it makes no logical sense to deny customers the right to log in directly into a product they have paid for. He sums it up pretty well. You should also be able to choose between...