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Microsoft has confirmed pricing of Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Variety of Surface tablets were introduced back in June, but those tablets runs Windows RT, and it was still unknown when Microsoft will be launching Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro and with what price. Now Microsoft announced that Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro starts at $899 for 64GB model and $999 for 128GB model. Both tablets will be available in January, but there’s no word about the pre-orders yet.
The device itself looks similar as Surface RT, with “VaporMg” casing and built-in kickstand. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also packs 10.6-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Biggest difference to Surface RT is that Pro version has screen resolution of 1,920-by-1080(1,366-by-768 in RT model). There’s also Core i5 CPU and mini display port that can output a 2,560-by-1,440 resolution and full size USB 3.0 port.
Microsoft has finally confirmed Windows Phone 7.8 update schedule. Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive in Q1 2013. The information was given in official Windows Phone blog today. Microsoft also told that they are now working with multiple hardware manufacturers and carriers in order to deploy Windows Phone 7.8 to “as many devices as possible”. This might be a little bummer for Windows Phone 7.5 users, as there’s been lot of talk that the update would hit device much earlier. But that said now it’s better to know that the update is truly coming, and there’s some kind of launch schedule out there now, than to be out there without any information.
Source: Official Windows Phone blog
Microsoft’s next update to Windows Phone 8 is called Apollo+, and it will be released early next year. It’s not going to be major update, but it will push fixes and features. It’s now believed that Microsoft will finally include VPN support in this update, VPN is feature that allows corporate users to connect work systems. There’s also Wi-Fi update included, which allows users to have connections always on. Some audio improvements is said also to be in this new update. This update is also going to be first OTA (over the air) update, so no need for plug your Windows Phone into computer anymore. Microsoft is going to detail Apollo+ in Mobile World Congress in February.
MS is going to roll out update for WP8 which is called Apollo+ in Q1 2013…
— Football (@Football4PDA) marraskuu 26, 2012
Source: The Verge
Microsoft Windows 8 final copy was first leaked back in early August, and since that “pirates” have tried to do everything to work around Microsoft’s activation technology. “Pirates” was able to figure out work around via Key Management Services(KMS), but it only activated Windows 8 for 180 days. Now there seems to be way to activate Windows 8 for free and without time stamp.
It all comes back to Microsoft, they’re giving away a Media Center upgrades for Windows 8 Pro users until January 31st, and the “pirates” have found out that the key provided will fully activate Windows 8 that was previously activated through KMS. This means that “pirates” can now download illegitimate Windows 8 version, activate it through KMS and then upgrade it to fully activated Windows 8 version, all thanks to Microsoft’s Media Center upgrade offer.
Microsoft have told that DirectX 11.1 will be only for Windows 8. The company’s Daniel Moth states that DirectX 11.1 is exclusive “for all practical purposes” to Windows 8-based platforms, including Windows RT and Windows Server 2012. So if you are Windows 7 users and “hardcore” gamer, you should change to use Windows 8 in some point. What exactly will DirectX 11.1 add to the 3D graphics API? There’s a list of all supported features on the Microsoft’s site, but most of them offers little interest for gamers.
Windows Phone 8 devices are rolling out already, but there’s still users waiting Windows Phone 7.8, and Microsoft haven’t been nice to give any information when they start to roll it out.
Now Windows Phone Brazil(official Twitter account) has cleared the air and told in Twitter that Windows Phone 7.8 update arrives in Brazil in Q1 2013. Windows Phone 7.8 update offers new starting screen, similar as in Windows Phone 8, the calendar sharing function of Rooms under People Hub feature, and access to both key services and and content from Microsoft including the Xbox Music Store and Xbox SmartGlass.
There’s no details of when this update will hit other countries, but if you waited it to arrive before Christmas you might be disappointed.
Olá @riedijr, a previsão é que a atualização para o 7.8 no Brasil ocorra no primeiro trimestre de 2013.
— Windows Phone Brasil (@windowsphonebr) marraskuu 12, 2012
Microsoft (MSFT) has just announced departure of it’s executive charge of Windows Steven Sinofsky. Julien Larsson-Green is set to take control of Windows software and hardware engineering and CFO Tami Reller will be in charge of the Windows business. These changes are effective immediately, and Microsoft did told that departure didn’t have anything to do with Windows 8 or Surface tablet, but personality clashes within the ranks. Here is waht Steve Sinofsky told in Microsoft’s statement:
“It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company,” Sinofsky said.
Microsoft (MSFT) thas just updated it’s cloud sharing app SkyDrive to version 3.0. SkyDrive 3.0 now supports Windows Phone 8 devices, and it also allows users to search their SkyDrive files/folders. There’s also updated app icons and visuals, new settings for photo upload and download size. Microsoft has also improved performance for loading content. SkyDrive 3.0 works only in Windows Phone 8 devices. If you want to download SkyDrive 3.0 or just check out more features follow the link below.
Source: Windows Phone Marketplace