In what can only be seen as an about face for Microsoft, the company has announced that it will offer cash incentives for product development. In a web campaign entitled “Keep the cash”, Microsoft is offering developers a cash incentive to develop applications for Windows 8. On the page, some of the copy reads: Now,...

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...

Today is download day I guess. In addition to Windows Server 2012 RC and Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft have released a Release Candidate for Visual Studio as well. Text from the page: Visual Studio Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 provides the core tools that...

It’s here people! Let’s go! Microsoft has made available the download links today. The build number is 8400 and is sized at 2.5GB for 32bit and 3.3GB for 64-bit. It is available for download via ISO or web installer, much like the Consumer Preview. System Specifications: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1...

The folks at Winbeta got their hands on the Windows 8 Release Preview early and made a review video. They do a nice run through. Check it out… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFsi85cKEC8

Nice catch from TheNextWeb. They were able to catch the following post (below) on a Microsoft blog from Vice President on the Windows Development team, Chuck Chan. He was touting the release of the Windows 8 Release Preview to the Windows Dev Center. The blog post (dated May 31st) seems to have disappeared, perhaps...

In what must be the longest Windows 8 development post ever called “Creating the Windows 8 user experience“, Jensen Harris ( the Microsoft Windows 8 Director of User Experience Program Management ) walks us through the rationale for the Windows 8 look, feel and user experience. I have to confess, so far this is the most...

New Windows 8 Wallpaper New Windows 8 Metro Screenshot Win8china.com is reporting that there are a bunch of new Windows 8 screenshots that are different from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. There are obviously some new wallpapers but they also show slight differences in the tile structure in the Metro interface. Hard...

This is too funny. Rafael Rivera tweeted this and I got a real kick from it. It’s a link on MSDN where some user is complaining about a bug they have working on…. the Windows 8 Release Preview. Maybe it’s a Microsoft developer or a leak user but it’s funny because…what the heck are we meant to do with that information?

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...