If you’ve ever wondered how crunch decisions like these are made in large companies, then wonder no more. It is tough going, brother, with lengthy debates back and forth. The principal program manager lead on Windows is here to offer the lowdown on what went down behind the scenes. Chaitanya Sareen, in an interview...

Microsoft are making a move that has been requested since the first beta of Windows 8 ever came out. They are finally moving the power/sleep/shutdown button to the Start Screen. As those of you who are using Windows 8 know, this functionality was tucked away for some reason in previous versions of Windows 8/8.1. You...

So I step away from this blog for 10 seconds and Microsoft go bonkers on me with yet another possible Windows 8 update. Bloggers are starting to talk about a new wave of updates that might form the nucleus of what we will call Windows 8.2. Right now though, the nickname being used for these updates is...

Windows 8.1 has now taken flight, and the new operating system is available in hundreds of markets around the globe. And Redmond is now busy promoting its refreshed new platform. This time, the company highlights some of the major new improvements that it made in Windows 8.1 in what it creatively calls ‘8.1 reasons to...

With Windows 8.1 just around the corner, Redmond is increasing its efforts to make sure that its newest operating system is firmly and squarely in the spotlight. The company revealed the pricing and packaging structure of the upcoming OS yesterday, and with that, talked about how this is a must have upgrade for...

Let the countdown begin! Windows 8.1, the first ever refresh of Microsoft’s flagship OS is ready to be unleashed in just two months from now, or 60 days for those that prefer their numbers exact. Most of you will already be aware that Windows 8.1 (codenamed Windows Blue) is not exactly a regular service pack, but a...

I have been taking a deep and long look at Windows 8.1 and wanted to wait till all the initial reviews had happened to write down what I felt about the new update. In addition, I find that like recorded music, you may feel differently the first time you see a product versus a few weeks later. So, here goes… Oh by the...

Microsoft has finally launched Windows 8.1 Preview, with the upgrade gradually being rolled out for users around the world. ISO files of the new operating system are also available for download. And as promised by the software titan, the newest version of Windows comes with several options and features designed to...

Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows 8.1, even if its primary function when clicked is to take users to the Start screen. But familiar button with the Windows logo is back indeed. Still, contrary to what most people expected, the new operating system is missing an option to disable the Start button....

Well, well, well. Technology rumors are a funny thing, but it is always a great feeling to see good ones come true. Good ones like the return of the Start button in Windows 8.1 (codename Windows Blue). But while clicking on the included Start button in the upcoming version of the OS only takes users to the Start...