Windows 8 News
On Monday, Microsoft reissued their Windows RT 8.1 update to users, shortly after the initial release sparked a number of problems for Windows RT users. The initial download was pulled by Microsoft, and the latest update went live on the Microsoft servers on Monday.
In a surprise turnaround on Monday, Microsoft announced that the Windows 8.1 RTM would be released to developers. This will make a lot of Windows 8 developers very happy!
Wednesday marked an important date for Windows Phone 8 users, when the update of Skype hit the Windows Phone 8. The update gives Windows Phone 8 users the ability to leave video messages from their Windows Phones
On Wednesday, one of the biggest social media and presence apps arrived on Windows 8. With Foursquare being finally available on Windows 8
On Monday, NetApplications released the monthly updates for operating systems, and the latest numbers are good for Microsoft. The numbers show an almost 2% increase for Windows 8, and show that consumers and enterprise customers are slowly adapting to Windows 8.
On Monday, the final bits of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 were finalized and in process to be released to manufacturers. This final stamp of approval by Microsoft, is the finalized version of the newest Windows update that should help users want to switch to Windows 8.
On the Windows Phone Blog on Wednesday, Microsoft went into details about their upcoming new updates coming to Windows Phone 8. The announced update in May is finally rolling out to users, known as GDR2, and has been slowly making it out to Windows Phone 8 users over the past few weeks.
While the Windows 8 machines are selling below average to average in the computer markets and retailers, Lenovo made a move to separate itself on the market on Thursday. They are rebuilding the Windows 8 start menu via a Pokki app which should make users happier with Windows 8.
On its extreme Windows Blog on Thursday, Microsoft engineers detailed the upcoming 3D support and printing options for Windows 8.1. This news by Microsoft should hopefully give 3D printing fans and users a glimmer of hope as Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 later this year.
A lot of discussions on Monday surrounding Windows and Microsoft were focused around when the Windows 8.1 RTM or final version would be released. A lot of blogs and discussions were ignited on Monday when more information came out and gives an upcoming timeframe that Windows fans will like.
An interesting comment and statement from Acer in the Wall St Journal gave Windows developers and users some concerns on Thursday. The statement by Acer, states that they are looking to develop more for Google and the Chromebook ecosystem than Windows in the future.
On Tuesday, Microsoft updated the Skype app for Windows Phone 8. The list of features and updates for Skype makes the app more people focused and offers user interface or UI enhancements for users. These additions should make Windows Phone 8 users much more happier with it.
On Tuesday, Microsoft released the latest version of the Windows 8.1 Preview to its enterprise customers. The Windows 8.1 Enterprise preview is geared 100% of the way towards enterprise customers and is completely business focused with its latest updates and features.
On Thursday, Microsoft released the latest version of Fresh Paint for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. The multiple releases are the latest versions of Microsoft’s popular digital art creator, and gives users numerous new features to use with the programs release.
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