This should be pretty useful. Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera, have posted a Windows 8 feature-comparison matrix. It’s pretty comprehensive and lists a bunch of features that vary between Windows 8 (the consumer SKU), Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT. It may take a second to load but you can...

Here’s a video from winbeta.org showing the Windows 8 setup experience. It shows a very straightforward install that doesn’t take very long. It also shows the new boot logo as well as the new and interesting intro video that quickly teaches you how to access the Charms Bar. Enjoy!

The Verge are confirming that the Windows 8 Release Preview should be released today. Link Game On.

In what seems like a radical but somewhat logical move, it is increasingly looking like Microsoft is talking away the ability to join a Windows domain from the core or baseline versions of Windows 8. This is a pretty big change for Windows. In addition, the word on the street is that the Remote Desktop functionality...

Microsoft have opened up the kimono just a bit on features we can expect from the Windows 8 Enterprise SKU. This comes in an April 18 post to the “Windows for Your Business” blog. Here’s a part of that list: Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will...

Yesterday, in a flurry of announcements, Microsoft detailed the new name for Windows 8, the different versions of Windows 8 and the new name for WOA. In addition, today, Microsoft announced the new name for Windows Server 8 – Windows Server 2012. I wanted to take a step back and look at some of the things we now know...

Okay, so today’s post isn’t as much of an analyze of Windows 8 features, instead it is more of me just throwing around an idea and getting community feedback. Don’t take it too seriously, I’m not suggesting MS waste tons of money on this if it was too expensive, just curious if something like the idea I propose below...

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. That...

In a new blog post on the Windows 8 development blog, Microsoft have confirmed that Windows Media Center will be included in Windows 8 but with a few caveats. Some choice quotes: While not a central topic of feedback, I received about 50 emails about Media Center. I want to reassure customers that Media Center will...

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 the...