Developers, in the past usually received early access to Microsoft software, including the various versions of the Windows operating system. The idea was to give them enough time to optimize their applications and prepare new products or services. But this time, however, only the OEMs are being provided with the 8.1...

Microsoft’s community support forums make up an important part of the company’s products and services, with an increasingly large number of users turning to the forums for help and updates on any problems they encounter. And just in time for the release of several important products like Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1,...