For something that is expected to arrive as early as August, we only have a few nuggets of information available here and there about it. Windows 8.1 Update 2 is, more or less, still a mystery. This post aims to solve this mystery a little, and claims that the second update to Windows 8.1 might be here between...

This week was all about Computex 2014, the stylish technology extravaganza. And Computex was all about Windows powered devices, from the Intel Core M announcement to radically affordable tablets made possible thanks to Windows 8.1 with Bing. Good time to be a Windows fan, very good time. The most interesting...

If you were the type that was still holding out for the new Start Menu to arrive later this year, in the second update for Windows 8.1, then boy, have I got some news for you! There are reasonable indications that this feature might only be part of Windows 9. Word is that the company has delayed the launch of the...

One of those weeks that started great, but finished with aplomb. Microsoft was expected to complete the Nokia takeover deal, however, the company also decided to reveal its quarterly earnings. The onset of the week, however, was filled with details about the next Windows 8.1 Update and the Start Menu. Here are...

Convergence. It is not always on. Or recommended. Microsoft might have tried this philosophy on for size a couple of years back, but the company has clearly changed gears now. It would be harsh to call this a sudden reverse. It isn’t. But all signs point to the fact that Redmond is aware of what the market...

When Wzor is in action, Mary Jo Foley is not far behind. The fan favorite (and utterly reliable) leaker of Microsoft information brings good news for users of Windows 8.1. The first update to the platform went live earlier this month, and the second one is right around the corner. Apparently, that is. According...

The king returns! No, I’m not talking about the Start Menu that is primed to be back to the Windows operating system in the near future. I am referring to Wzor, the famous leaker of Microsoft news. He (or she) probably went underground after news came out that a former Microsoft employee was arrested for leaking...

One of the bigger news stories, at least in the world of computing technology, was the official confirmation that Microsoft would be bringing back the Start Menu in a future update for Windows. For obvious reasons, of course — in order to make the desktop environment more familiar for users of its modern...

So then, the big week has come and gone. Microsoft had a lot to live up to at BUILD 2014, and it did. From our first looks at Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana, to the news that the Start Menu will be returning in a future update, to a showing of Office Metro, this sure was a week for the history pages. Here are the...

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...