Microsoft has finally announced the price for its much-awaited Surface tablet that runs the full version of Windows 8 Pro! Hold your breath because it starts at $899! This price tag is for the 64GB version while the 128GB Surface with Windows 8 pro costs $999. Pretty hefty price tag eh? By January, all you excited folks will be able to get your hands on this.
The Microsoft Surface can work as a tablet or a netbook by simply attaching it to the company-designed keyboard. The keyboard is sold separately by the way for $120 to $130.
Here’s great news for those of you who’ve been patiently waiting for the Microsoft Surface tablet’s availability! Preorders for the Surface tablets with Windows RT have started yesterday October 16! According to the company, interested parties can preorder it at Suface.com. Take note as well that actual release of the much-awaited Windows 8 device will be on October 26! That’s barely 10 days away!
In case some of you are wondering which tablet maker Microsoft favors, wonder no more because the company is backing Nook maker Barnes & Noble! In fact, Microsoft has invested $300 million to B&N’s Nook Media!
Warning all Internet Explorer users! You could be at risk! Apparently, IE 6, 7, 8 and 9 have vulnerabilities that make them a target of the zero-day exploit that compromises computers by just visiting a malicious website. When this happens, the attacker could have the same privilege as the current user of the PC; meaning the hacker could totally take over your computer!
Microsoft has redesigned its logo for the first time in 25 years! This is probably a shocker to a lot of people but Microsoft thinks it’s about time to modify the signage that represents that company to reflect that changes that is happening to the company and its products.
The new logo contains a tile-like design of red, green, blue and yellow colors but it does away with the wavy style of the font of the old logo. The colorful tiles included in the new logo are reminiscent of the new Windows 8 user interface. Also notice that the f and t in the new logo are still connected, pretty much like the old logo.
Are you by any chance an avid techie who wants his or her store of knowledge to be filled to the brim? If you are, Microsoft’s offering is a must-not-miss for you! You see, Microsoft Press is offering a large selection of ebooks, for free! They’re mostly technology and business related books that will help you on your way to becoming an expert! That is if you really read them.
And since they are ebooks, you can store them in your ebook reader or tablet and carry them wherever you go. Even if you’re riding the bus or train, you’ll be able to read them.
Microsoft is really preparing for the soon-launch of the new Windows 8 operating system. One indication of its preparation is the newly-released computer peripherals namely the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, Wedge Touch Mouse, Sculpt Travel Keyboard and Sculpt Touch Mouse.
Microsoft has revamped its Office suite in order to complement the operating system Windows 8. It contains new features for improved productivity of every user. But aside from presenting everything that Office 2013 has to offer, Microsoft also announced that Office Home and Student 2013 will be bundled with all Windows RT computers. Take note that as part of the bundle it’s for Free!
For sure this is great news for those who are intending to buy a new Windows 8 PC. And as everyone knows, Microsoft Office is very beneficial to use and the new Office Home and Student 2013 takes that to a whole new level with the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note.
Microsoft is giving a more affordable option for PC users to upgrade to the new Windows 8 Pro when it arrives. Take note that if you are using Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, you can upgrade it to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99! Compared to the packaged DVD version that will be offered in stores for $69.99, this is clearly more affordable! Though the online upgrade comes as a download, a backup DVD can be brought for $15.
Phone 8 Summit on Wednesday, June 20. The next generation Windows Phone’s features blew everyone’s expectations away!
Among the noteworthy features is the new start screen which consists of Live Tiles that users can easily customize according to their needs and preferences. They can minimize tiles that they hardly use and enlarge those that they frequently use.
Microsoft is taking on the tablet market with its new line of tablet! Yesterday, the company held a press conference in Los Angeles wherein the new Microsoft Surface was announced. This new device is a pretty powerful one that has the capacity of both a tablet and a PC running on its upcoming OS Windows 8!
Microsoft Surface will actually come in two models: Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro. Both of these models have touchscreen display, though the exact resolution hasn’t been revealed yet.
Microsoft has unleashed it own social network site called Socl In case you’re wondering, it’s actually pronounced as social. But before you think that they made this to compete with Facebook, Microsoft makes it clear that it’s purely for social research and learning.
To make So.cl possible, Microsoft has teamed up with the University of Washington, Syracuse University and New York University. According to Microsoft, So.cl assists students to find and share web pages that could be of common interest to them to help them work together better. Aside from web pages, they can also share videos.
A lot of people are dubious about Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system but they’ve managed to attract more negative impression with the announcement that it doesn’t support DVD playback anymore. I think I hear some voices protesting in cyberspace!
In its official Windows 8 blog, Microsoft stated that that reason for not offering this support is the declining sales of DVDs and Blu-ray since more people prefer to watch their movies through other sources like YouTube and Netflix. The codecs that it will continue to support are H.264, VC-1, MP4, AAC, WMA, MP3, PCM and Dolby Digital Plus.
Not all software is error-proof. Sooner or later, problems are going to crop up causing inconvenience to users. This is exactly what happened with the Microsoft Service Pack 2 for Mac 2011. The problem arose after Mac users who were trying to launch the Outlook received a notification about upgrading the Office database but when they did they were faced with more error messages.
Microsoft Service Pack 2 was pushed out on April 12 but because of Mac users’ outcry, Microsoft stopped the automatic update for the SP2.