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100 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold

Microsoft revealed that Windows 8 passed the 100 million milestone.

May 6 2013, 11:28pm CDT | by

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100 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold

Microsoft revealed today that the company has sold over 100 million Windows 8 licenses so far. In January the number was 60 million. This is quite a run in the last three month for Windows 8.

Microsoft's Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer also confirmed Windows Blue. She said about Blue: "Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play. The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. From a company-wide perspective, Windows Blue is part of a broader effort to advance our devices and services for Microsoft."

Via the official Windows Blog.


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How to access Windows 8.x emoji on a desktop PC

Source: BetaNews

The touch screen keyboard available on Windows 8.x tablets -- like Microsoft Surface, for example -- gives you access to a wealth of emoji you can use in chats, emails, comments and so on. As well as the usual smileys, there are hand signs, hearts, cartoon characters, vehicles, weather symbols, and many more to pick from. Just select the character set you want at the bottom of the keyboard. If you’re not using a touch screen device, but still want to access these ch ...
Source: BetaNews   Full article at: BetaNews 1 day ago, 2:06pm CDT


Update: 6

New Windows 9 screenshots show Start menu and windowed apps

Source: BetaNews

Windows 9 hasn’t been officially announced yet (we don’t even know if that will be its name) but already we’re starting to see screenshots purportedly showing off the feature that is set to get most, if not all of the attention -- the restored Start menu. managed to get hold of two new screenshots -- one showing off the new menu, and the other providing an example of windowed apps. They were taken from build 9795, which was compiled on July 13 (the calendar says both shots were taken a ...
Source: BetaNews   Full article at: BetaNews Jul 22 2014, 4:05am CDT

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Update: 5

Microsoft Rolls Out Updates to Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 'Developer Preview' Version

Source: IBTimes UK

A major functionality that Microsoft's latest Bing update for Windows 8.1 brings is the single sign-in mecha ...
Source: IBTimes UK   Full article at: IBTimes UK Jul 14 2014, 5:44am CDT

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Windows 9 rumors: Microsoft backing away from the Metro world

Source: Ars Technica

Microsoft will remove the desktop from mobile-oriented versions of Windows 9, codename "Threshold," writes Mary Jo Foley. The mobile operating system, available for both ARM phones and tablets, and x86 tablets, won't include a desktop environment at all. Laptop and desktop systems will have the desktop, and will default to it. Hybrid systems are described as offering both a Metro-style mode and a regular desktop mode, governed by whether the ...
Source: Ars Technica   Full article at: Ars Technica Jun 30 2014, 7:45pm CDT

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Microsoft may 'do a Mavericks' and make Windows 9 free for some

Source: Tech Radar

Rumour has it that Microsoft will not only release a second update to Windows 8.1 later this year, but will also offer the next iteration, Windows 9, for free (or at a substantial discount).That's according to a blog post by Russian hacker group WZOR, which reckons that those who have already purchased Windows 8.2 (or Windows 8.1 Update 2) could be in for a treat, but the decision hasn't yet been finalised at Microsoft HQ.There's also talk ...
Source: Tech Radar  Full article at: Tech Radar Jun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT

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No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Source: Techmeme

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources  —  Summary: It's looking like Microsoft's new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.  Instead, it's sounding like a 2015 deliverable now.  —  Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu … ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme Jun 2 2014, 10:45am CDT

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