Windows RT 8.1 is one of the more vital pieces of the Windows Blue upgrade cycle, and the upcoming upgrade will go a long way in defining the future of the tablet oriented operating system. While the prime focus has been Windows 8.1, Microsoft has nevertheless detailed some feature it is planning for Windows RT 8.1....

The preview version of Windows 8.1 is set to officially debut on June 26, and more details about this build of the upcoming operating system are surfacing as we near this date. A bunch of new screenshots that reached the web reveal the system requirements for the preview version of the first major overhaul for the...

Here we go. This issue is like a 1000 pound gorilla in the corner that was always waiting for resolution. Digitimes is reporting that Notebook vendors are having some trouble meeting Windows 8 hardware requirements in a cost-effective manner. Since Ultrabook prices are still unable to drop to a desirable level, while...

In what can only be described as a very impressive piece of strategy, Microsoft have released some information about the management of Windows RT devices on their Windows 8 development blog. It’s a pretty detailed post that is very recommended reading for anyone who will be managing devices across a network for a...

In a new blog on the Windows 8 Development Blog, Microsoft talk a bit about reclaiming memory from Metro Style applications. The post is introduced by Steven Sinofsky and authored by Bill Karagounis on the Windows 8 Fundamentals team. In the post, he details the behind-the-scenes efforts to reclaim memory even when...

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...

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...

Yesterday, Microsoft assured the world that Windows 8 system requirements will be the same, or perhaps even lower, than those of Windows 7. Speaking at the 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows division, had this to say: “In both of our Windows 8 previews, we...