BogenDorpher writes: Steven Sinofsky, the man who was behind the development and marketing of Windows (including the recently released Windows 8), Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, and SkyDrive had apparently left the company. In his place, Julie Larson-Green will run the Windows division while Tami Reller will take charge of the business of Windows.
BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft, in an attempt to unify it's UI across all platforms, have today launched Outlook.com, a new add-on to it's popular Hotmail service. Outlook.com is practically the same as Hotmail, with the addition of a brand new metro user interface that cleans the whole thing up to make it clean and simple.
BogenDorpher writes: During Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, the company officially announced that Windows 8, the company's next generation operating system, will reach Release to Manufacturing (RTM) first week of August. Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October.
BogenDorpher writes: Its official. Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 is the official name for the next version of Windows and will feature four editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 PRO, Windows 8 RT (Windows on ARM or WOA), and Windows 8 Enterprise.
BogenDorpher writes: For those who run Microsoft's Office for Mac, be warned of a new security hole that is being actively targeted by hackers. This new threat actually relies on a three-year old vulnerability in the way Office for Mac handles different types of Microsoft Word Files.
BogenDorpher writes: In a new Building Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft details Windows 8 on ARM, now known as WOA. As Microsoft explains, WOA is a new member of the Windows family that builds on the foundation of Windows. Best of all, it will have Office 15 apps integrated.
BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft details the full Windows Store customer experience including browsing for apps and searching though a catalog of apps. On top of that, Microsoft has made it easy to update apps in Windows 8.
BogenDorpher writes: "Well this is interesting read. A developer is openly stating that he will be pirating Microsoft's upcoming operating system, Windows 8, because he is tired of the company's Windows activation issues. He argues that pirating Windows is easier than actually activating a legit copy."
BogenDorpher writes: Mass Effect, one of the most popular games on the Xbox to date, is preparing for another installment of the series. A Mass Effect 3 demo will be launching on February 14th 2012, and will include Kinect voice integration!
BogenDorpher writes: During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that the Kinect would be available for Windows begining February 1st of this year. On top of that, the price was revealed to be $250, which is $100 more than the Kinect for Xbox.
BogenDorpher writes: "In a new Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft details a new feature to Windows 8 called Storage Spaces. This new feature allows for a safe and efficient storage pool for those who have large amounts of data and fear drive failures."
BogenDorpher writes: We all know that the Microsoft Kinect is a cool way to interact with games and entertainment. But did you know it can be used to create a music video? New Look's "Nap on the Bow" utilizes the Kinect for a jaw dropping music video.
BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft is warning users to be on the look-out for a new "Ransomware" scam that apparently hackers are using to pose as law enforcement officers in order to extort money from victims.
BogenDorpher writes: Jurors in a federal court antitrust case involving Microsoft and Novell were unable to reach an unanimous verdict today in a case that deals with Microsoft and its predatory behavior towards the WordPerfect productivity suite back in the 1990s.
BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft is showing off a new feature called "picture password" in Windows 8. Microsoft is claiming that this new feature is optional and not a replacement to the text password, but instead a cool and secure new way to sign-in