Design expert Jakob Nielsen calls Microsoft’s still-fresh Windows 8 operating system “a monster that terrorizes poor office workers and strangles their productivity.”
But it’s not the written rules that are the problem. It’s the unwritten ones.
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says that Windows 8′s Start Screen — with its dynamic “Live Tiles” — could be a useful heads-up displays for information-hungry managers.
No hard feelings here: Steve Ballmer waxed enthusiastic about Steven Sinofsky’s contributions to Microsoft, most recently as the head of Windows 8.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.
Late to the party, Barnes & Noble is finally launching its Nook app for Windows 8.
“He was a very alienating character. He alienated partners, he alienated ISVs, he alienated other people at Microsoft, and left a trail of disenfranchised people,”
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With news that Windows head Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft, it was only a matter of minutes before CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter to employees about the situation leaked out.
I guess helping to make Windows 8 a reality wasn’t enough to keep this guy around.
Windows 8 crashes 55 percent less and is 84 percent less frustrating than Windows 7, according to a new report.
Missed Microsoft’s Build conference this year? Now you can watch all of the sessions online at Microsoft’s Channel 9 website.
Editor’s Pick After Microsoft pitched the Surface as the perfect no-compromise device of the future, we found that it was anything but.
Microsoft is relying on the irresistible allure of anime to get Japanese consumers excited for Windows 8.
And, it’s free for teams up to five — or those with a MSDN subscription.
Looking to cloud-enable your mobile app? Looks like Microsoft can help make that a lot easier.
Editor’s Pick In a surprising move, Facebook said it has no plans to build a native app for Microsoft’s just-released Windows 8 OS, the company told VentureBeat today.
Microsoft is giving developers the hard sell on Windows 8, complete with a rock-bottom price of $8 for developer accounts for the new platform.
Twitter has announced that it is building an official app for Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which was released Friday.
Consumers are flocking to Windows 8. Microsoft has sold more than 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in its first three days, chief executive Steve Ballmer announced this morning.
Never before has Microsoft so desperately needed to prove itself — perhaps because it’s never been in such a precarious position.
Most of the features Microsoft is rolling out with Windows Phone 8 are already well-known, but the company still managed to surprise us with a handful of cool new features at its unveiling today.
Before we wake up bright and early tomorrow with a new storm of stories for you, here are the five we thought were some of our best this week.
Editor’s Pick Windows 8 gaming looks like it will be a success, but the jury is still out on Windows Phone 8 games.
The twitterati appear to like Windows 8, whatever the tech blogosphere is saying.
Just upgraded to Windows 8 and can’t find that elusive “G spot”? Google’s got some help for you at getyourgoogleback.com.
Editor’s Pick Feeling lost in Windows 8? We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you get acclimated.
Editor’s Pick Windows 8 represents the future of Microsoft and the PC itself. Now that it’s ready for purchase, we take a hard look at the OS to help you decide whether you should buy it.
The Surface feels like the perfect introduction to everything Microsoft is trying to carry out with Windows 8.
Without prompting, Larson-Green also did mention that the new OS had attracted some “controversy,” likely a reference to some people being turned off by the new interface and the removal of the Start button in favor of Start screen.
Mobile app development platform Parse adds Window 8 to its library of software development kits.
With its own Kindle app, Windows 8 is slowly but surely filling out its app catalog.
StumbleUpon is fueling new life into a 10-year-old product that was once teetering on the edge of irrelevancy. The most dramatic evidence of such can be seen in the company’s just-released application for Windows 8.
Just one day before Windows 8 comes out in stores, Microsoft has corralled journalists, analysts, and its partners to officially kick off the new operating system.
HP has a lot of products, but not as much splash and media attention as Apple.
No. 3 PC vendor Dell will include tutorial videos for Windows 8 on its latest PCs and tablets running the new Microsoft operating system, a move to help consumers learn the new interface and make it less intimidating.
Microsoft’s Surface will be shipping on Friday, and the early reviews are already in. The conclusion: It’s an amazing piece of hardware, with desperately bad flaws in its operating system and app ecosystem.
Microsoft has unveiled several fun video ads that encourage people to dive into its new Windows 8 operating system, which debuts this Friday.
There’s a lot of tech news to watch this week, but the company I’ll be keeping my eyes on is Microsoft.
Microsoft reveals the details behind Xbox SmartGlass and its new Xbox 360 dashboard.