Microsoft-Retail-SKU This is interesting. If speculated reports are true, Microsoft may be scrapping the full retail editions of Windows 8. Microsoft usually sells upgrade, full, and OEM System Builder copies of its Windows software at retailers. Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley (Windows Weekly co-hosts) have revealed...

Yesterday, in a flurry of announcements, Microsoft detailed the new name for Windows 8, the different versions of Windows 8 and the new name for WOA. In addition, today, Microsoft announced the new name for Windows Server 8 – Windows Server 2012. I wanted to take a step back and look at some of the things we now know...

Windows 8 Metro In a new blog post today on the Windows Team blog, Microsoft have finally shed light on both the final name for Windows 8 and what the different SKU’s for Windows will be. Let’s start with the name: Drumroll……¬†Windows 8 is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows. Thank God. That...

Recently, website winunleaked.tk gave us all a glimpse at a possible new SKU in Windows 8 titled China edition. It was suggested that this SKU was would only be¬† sold in China. SKU image from cnbeta Microsoft’s corporate vice president, and original equipment manufacturer Steve Guggenheimer has confirmed in a report...

There has been much talk about SKUs in Windows 8. Why is that? First off, because early on there were some strong rumors that Windows 8 might only have one SKU. Then we’ve also heard the possibility of just Home, Business, and Server. There is a version for why simplicity in SKUs might be sought after by...