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: Google has officially made available Chrome 19 Stable, which comes with a new tab syncing feature that allows users to access the same tabs that are open on a desktop on an Android phone or another computer running Google Chrome.
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: 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: "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: "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: 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: Valve, who announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PC, Mac, and consoles, recently delayed the release of the highly anticipated beta. Based on feedback from early access previews, the developers wanted to improve the feel of the game and are now planning a closed beta for November 30th.
BogenDorpher writes: Earlier today a leaked email revealed that Microsoft was gearing up for a beta program for its popular Security Essentials security software. Today, Microsoft announced the ability to register for the upcoming beta program for the next version of Security Essentials.
BogenDorpher writes: Mozilla has just released Firefox 8, which now offers several new security features to the popular web browser. Firefox 8 users will have better add-on management, faster browser loading, new history window, and several other cool new features.
BogenDorpher writes: "Microsoft revealed its plans for Windows 8's release during the Build developer's conference. We learned that Windows 8 will have only a few more milestones before going final. First we will have a beta, a release candidate, release to manufacturing, and finally, general availability."