We have a date, folks. Microsoft is expected to provide new Windows 9 details on September 30 at a press event, and the beta preview of this upcoming OS could be out by then. Read up on the full story here. The long and short of it is that Redmond is gearing up for a press event on this date, and this is very...

The Internet of Things (IoT) concept only deals in trillions. When it comes to objects, it is estimated to be able to encode anywhere from 50 to a 100 trillion individual objects. And speaking in terms of money, the market is set to grow to the unimaginable highs of $19 trillion. No wonder then that Microsoft...

Bug tests and beta tryouts are what make or break software. It so often happens that buggy or undercooked software (games in particular) get released to disastrous results. Microsoft, obviously, heavily tests software before putting the products out for purchase. And the company recently launched a public...

The good folks at Winbeta were able to get their hands on the leaked version of the latest Windows 8.1 Update. Update 1 is not finished but it’s an interesting sneak peak at some of the features Microsoft is embedding to make this release easier for mouse users. The full build string of this build...

Windows 8.1 Preview, rolled out on the fine Wednesday morning of June 26, 2013 has served its purpose, and then some. This public test version of Microsoft’s latest operating system was one of the highlights of this year’s BUILD developer conference. But it requires time and money to maintain it and keep this...

Still running the preview version of Windows 8.1? Well, you better hurry your horses, as Microsoft has just announced that this build of the new operating system will be retired next month. The company is now encouraging users to switch to the final, stable build of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 Preview was...

The early official public test builds of Windows 8.1 is a tale of two versions. Once it hit the first milestone of development, Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 Preview, which was soon joined by Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview. And after a little saga of very its own, the company also unleashed the Windows...

This particular update is aimed at both the RTM and Preview versions of Windows 8.1 — the company seems to be aware that a rather large number of users have installed its upcoming OS. And with the recent TechNet and MSDN availability, the number is only set to grow. The KB2880289 bulletin fixes a flaw...

Microsoft has, ever so quietly, released the first ever public preview of the Windows Azure Rights Management (RMS) development kits. These work with Active Directory on Azure and can be used to control access to specific documents. Software development kits for a number of platforms — including desktop,...

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...