Windows 8.1, the latest operating system to come from the Redmond offices is set for official launch next month. October 18 has been set as the day the new OS will hit general availability. And in order to ensure that as many businesses try out the newest version of Windows, Microsoft has just announced the...

Time for some juicy gossip! As far as operating systems go, Windows 8.1 has had a rightfully colorful story to tell. From early development to rumored details and leaked ISOs. But perhaps the most quaint tale was left for the RTM release of the operating system. Microsoft recently made available for download...

Along with Windows 8.1 and a couple of other of its software products, Microsoft has also made available Windows Server 2012 R2 to developers and users via its MSDN and TechNet subscription. The latest version of the company’s server operating system is a notable step up for Microsoft, as it aims to bridge...

So this is what happened. Microsoft finished work on the final RTM version of Windows 8.1 but held off releasing the build, much to the charging of the IT community, on MSDN and TechNet. Redmond claimed that RTM in this case was not Release to Manufacturing, but instead Release to Manufacturers — as the...

Well, what do you know! Even though Microsoft initially planned to release the RTM version of Windows 8.1 in October, it has changed its mind and officially released the OS update just now. The RTM version of the operating system is now available on MSDN and TechNet. Redmond claims that it heard and took into...

Microsoft announced earlier in the summer that it would stop accepting new subscriptions for TechNet. And as scheduled, the technology titan stopped doing so on August 31. But despite calls from IT professionals to keep the program going, Redmond plans to shut down the service altogether when all existing...

Subscribers to Microsoft’s MSDN and TechNet services have been lucky in the sense that they get early access to the latest software products from the company compared to general audience. But now it seems that these subscribers may have to wait a while before they can get their hands on the RTM version of...

Well, this was a bit sudden. Redmond has just announced that its will be pulling the plug off of its TechNet subscription service, and it will be officially retired on August 31. And customers who purchase (or renew) their subscription by this date have until September 30 to activate them. Microsoft will,...

As you probably already know, Microsoft’s TechNet is a way for IT workers and managers in the enterprise and server operation business to get access to tons of current and past Microsoft products, simply by paying a yearly fee. Some of the goodies that often come your way through the subscription include early...

Windows 8 is now available for download on both Technet and MSDN. 4 builds are available on Technet: Windows 8 Enterprise (x86) – DVD (English) SHA1: FEFCE3E64FB9EC1CC7977165328890CCC9A10656 Windows 8 Enterprise (x64) – DVD (English) SHA1: 4EADFE83E736621234C63E8465986F0AF6AA3C82 Windows 8 Pro VL (x86) –...