In a very forceful show of strength, Microsoft have started to turn away apps that have the term “Metro” in their naming. Their application naming guide has been updated to reflect the following: “Make sure your app name doesn’t include the word metro. Apps with a name that includes the word metro will fail...

Superwoman Mary Jo Foley has gotten a little more clarity about what Microsoft plan to use to replace the word “Metro” in their marketing material going forward. You probably have heard of the marketing brouhaha about the use of the name Metro (owned by another company) and the desire by Microsoft not to litigate...

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....

Canouna has done it again. Apparently in a new scoop from Windowsunleaked, he has indicated that the Windows 8 Release Candidate will go by a new name. Windows 8 Release Preview He is indicating that this new version of Windows 8 may be released later in May or sometime in June. Stay tuned. Source

Superleaker Canouna is reporting the ISO names for the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Allegedly, the filenames will be: 8250.0.WINMAIN_WIN8BETA.120217-1520_X64FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-HB1_CCPA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO 8250.0.WINMAIN_WIN8BETA.120217-1520_X86FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-HB1_CCPA_X86FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO He’s also...

Hat tip to Rafael Rivera who noticed that Microsoft have started to produce documentation on MSDN that refers to the new version of Windows 8 Server. It will be called Windows Server 8. Pretty official now. Here’s the documentation.

Now that’s funny. Ilana Smith, a lead program manager on the Engineering System team, authored a new post on the Microsoft development blog. Microsoft are responding to user feedback to both their blog posts and the Windows 8 Developer Preview. For example, they are making changes to the way files are copied and...

Everyone (including Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft) has been calling the next version of Windows “Windows 8.” It seems that we have all forgotten that “Windows 8” is still technically a code name. Ambious Online, a tech blog, has made a list of the most probable final names for the next generation of Windows....

Microsoft have released a new video and this time they are talking about upcoming changes being made to the Windows Explorer functionality… They set out some new goals for this version of Explorer: Optimize Explorer for file management tasks. Return Explorer to its roots as an efficient file manager and expose...

Microsoft officials showed off the first public glimpse of its coming Windows Server 8 operating system today at the WPC 2011 conference. Windows Server 8 was announced as the server side complement to the Windows 8 client. Both the Windows 8 client and server should be out in 2012, possibly in the first half of...