Lenovo showcased their Thinkpad tablet a few days back. The tablet looked awesome but there was one more thing which caught my attention . When I saw the start screen of Windows 8 running on that tablet, there was a tile for Power DVD app, which means a Power DVD metro app is coming to Windows 8. This is a great news...

When it comes to previews of operating systems, many of us love to see what has changed and what hasn’t. At the same time, not everyone accesses these previews the same way. For people like myself, I like to really dive into the full experience and ditch the current OS as my primary OS, instead using the test version....

Windows 8 Release Preview is finally here, and so far it seems about the same as what we saw at the Consumer Preview stage. Is that a good or bad thing? That really will depend on what you thought of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As for me, it’s a mixed thing. Windows 8 Release Preview still doesn’t feel quite finished,...

So, the previous articles have contained a lot of information. Windows 8 is somewhat of an enigma. Some bloggers think that Microsoft is trying to sell this OS directly to consumers and really doesn’t care about businesses. I on the other hand see tons of business value in this OS if some of the aforementioned flaws...

What are the Windows 8 problems I call the usual suspects? This is the easy part, it’s all the stuff we all complained about before. – Usability It’s jarring to go back and forth between Metro and the desktop app. It’s also not immediately intuitive. You can slide menus from literally every side of the screen. Menus from...

I struggled for a long time to figure out what the Metro Tile experience was missing and what that nagging feeling was that I had about it and then it hit me. I had a Eureka! moment as I figured it out. Nothing is wrong with Metro Tiles. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? It’s actually true. Metro is perfectly fine as a User...

There are a bunch of things that really work well with this new version of Windows. I’ll go over some of them here. Install and setup As someone who probably installed Windows 2000 and Windows XP over 100 times, I think that every IT geek has wanted that heavenly paradise described by the elders – the unattended...

If you’ve been a reader of this blog, you should have a good idea of what I think that vision is (see 24 hours in a Microsoft world) but it does bear repeating. I believe that Windows 8 is part of a very important process. It’s part of the beginning of the unification of Microsoft’s technology platforms. At some point in...

This is the final Windows 8 review I am going to write. Based on what we know at this point, the Windows 8 Release Preview is close enough to the final product that we can say we know what Windows 8 will look like. This review will be pretty comprehensive and is pretty poignant for me because this is the culmination...

Steven Sinofsky has updated the Windows 8 Development Blog. This comes in the wake of three major Windows 8 related releases happening today. Here is the text: Today, Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download in 14 languages. This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new...