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July, 2012


July 27, 2012  7:59 PM

Windows 7 Will Be Around for a Long, Long Time



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 8

I had to chuckle this afternoon when I read Ed Bott's latest Operating Systems piece. It's entitled "How to skip Windows 8 and...

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July 25, 2012  3:38 PM

Windows 8 RTM Any Day Now



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 RTM

MS hasn't yet made any announcements, but the rumors are flying thick and fast right now that RTM is "in...


July 23, 2012  8:13 PM

How Long Will Enterprises Wait on Windows 8? Forever…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

October 26 is just over three months away as I write this blog, and that's when Windows 8 will become available to the general public -- and to enterprises, corporations, government arms and agencies, and other big buyers of desktop tools and technologies. The question is: Will enterprises jump on...


July 20, 2012  12:57 PM

Microsoft Reports First-Ever Quarterly Loss, But Some Analysts See Relief in Sight Next Quarter…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
General Availability, Microsoft quarterly report, Windows 7, Windows 8

Listening to NPR this morning, I heard the news that the company is reporting its first-ever quarterly loss in 26 years in business. The loss of six cents per share stems from MS's decision to write off $6.2 B from its unhappy acquisition of online advertising service aQuantive, which failed to...


July 19, 2012  6:12 PM

Windows 8 Gets a GA Date: 10/26/2012



Posted by: Ed Tittel
General Availability, Windows 8

OK, so now it's official. Tons of sources (see this Google search) confirm the General Availability (GA) date...


July 16, 2012  4:05 PM

Say Goodbye to Windows Gadgets!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows Gadgets, Windows Sidebar

Last week, I blogged on my site to report that a pair of security researchers plan to unveil majority security flaws in the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets interface at the upcoming Black Hat convention, DEFCON, to be held in Las Vegas from July 21-26 at Caesars Palace (see

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July 13, 2012  4:42 PM

El-Cheapo Upgrade Coming for Windows 8 Professional



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 upgrade

This title block from Blogging Windows says it all: [caption id="attachment_2367" align="aligncenter" width="443"]Upgrade from...</p>			</div>

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July 11, 2012  4:31 PM

A Tale of Two Windows: 7 and 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 8

Apparently, there's been a worldwide conference for Microsoft partners in Toronto recently, because ZDNet Windows maven Mary Jo Foley

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July 9, 2012  2:38 PM

Is Windows 8 Poised for Success or Failure?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Regular ComputerWorld Windows Guy and market observer Preston Gralla got me thinking this morning with his article entitled "

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July 6, 2012  1:51 PM

MSDN Subscription Terms Vastly Curtailed



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MSDN subscription

Like many of my professional colleagues who research and write about Windows, I'm an MSDN subscriber. Thanks to some great gigs in the past three years I've actually upped my ante to around $1,600 a year for the MSDN Premium-level subscription so as to gain access to developer tools as well as MS...


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