The newest focus over at Redmond is the development of tablets sporting a smaller form factor at a more affordable price point. All recent signs point to 7 or 8 inch slates sporting the Microsoft logo. But speaking of points, one thing that will play an important role in how successful these devices are is the...

Need proof? We’ve got a video below. Anyway, call it better optimization, finer coding, or improved compatibility and synchronization with hardware. Of course, you can also say that Microsoft woke up and decided that operating systems out to be as light and agile as possible. Whatever the reason, gone are the days of...

According to Microsoft, Windows 8 will play nice with legacy hardware and even works better on older machines than Vista and 7. I have previously tested this theory with a Pentium 3 machine that was able to run Windows 8 (though not very well). It is nice to see that Microsoft is supporting a wide variety of hardware...

So we all know that Windows 8 will boot a lot faster than previous versions of Windows. It will boot in about ten seconds (That’s compared to what could be anywhere from forty-five seconds to five minutes in previous versions.) Sure Google’s Chrome OS can boot in 9 seconds, but who’s using Chrome OS? The fast boot time...

Another Microsoft video. Microsoft introduced BranchCache in Windows 7. BranchCache speeds up HTTP and SMB communication without requiring app changes or new infrastructure in the office or the data center. This in turn can improve the performance of cloud-based apps and reduce bandwidth consumption with a shared...

Microsoft has been making many claims that Windows 8 has lower system requirements than Windows 7. It has a faster booting time, uses less memory, it takes up less space on your hard drive/solid state drive, and it uses less processor resources, according to Microsoft. NetworkWorld decided to test these claims from...

Windows 8 – The Memory Savior People thought Windows 7 was efficient for memory consumption but guess what? Microsoft has unveiled in the latest news that Windows 8 will surpass all its predecessors in terms of memory usage. It would be so optimized that it can run on computers that were not able to operate Windows...

It’s never a certain bet to put faith in a beta version of any software, let alone a Windows operating system. The pre-release of windows 8 already shows promising results and many have faith in its potential ability to outsmart its predecessors. Quick boot History has shown us that every version of windows released...

Compuware recently concluded a year-long cloud service providers test between the three biggest current competitiors: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Microsoft was the fastest for the entire duration of the test. Microsoft’s Azure loaded in just 6.07 second while Google’s App Engine clocked in slower by half a...