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Microsoft Windows 8

With Microsoft Windows 8 set for launch this month, there is no shortage of questions around the latest edition of Microsoft's signature OS. Can Windows 8 make inroads into a mobile marketplace already dominated by Apple iOS and the Google Android OS? Will a simplified installation for Windows 8 be enough to drive mass upgrades from users of 7, XP and Vista? Will Windows 8 be the key to driving cloud adoption in the enterprise?

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Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8, Vies For Smartphone Share

Microsoft is hoping to position itself as a serious player in the smartphone market with Windows Phone 8, the new mobile OS it says outshines both Android and iOS.

Ready For Launch: 12 Hot Devices Running Windows 8

Windows 8 is here and with it comes a slew of devices ready to run the latest release of Microsoft's OS. Here we take a look at a dozen Windows 8-ready tablets, Ultrabooks and convertible PCs.

They're Here: Microsoft's Windows 8, Surface Tablet Go On Sale

CEO Steve Ballmer and his fellow Microsoft executives portrayed Thursday's launch of the next generation of Windows a seminal event for the company and for the IT industry.

Windows 8 Review: Can't Please Everyone

Windows 8 has arrived, and that means for many, it finally will be time to migrate from Windows XP, for which Microsoft is set to end support early next year.

Microsoft Partners Gearing Up For Windows 8 Opportunities

While questions abound over how quickly customers will adopt Windows 8, solution providers see Windows-based tablets providing an alternative to Apple's iPad in corporate computing environments.

Windows 8 RTM: What's New In Microsoft's New OS

Here's what to expect when you're expecting your customers to adopt Windows 8.

Lenovo Puts A New 'Twist' On ThinkPad, Intros Windows 8 Convertible Family

Lenovo has unveiled four new Windows 8-based convertible PCs, including the new business-focused ThinkPad Twist.

Ready For Liftoff: What You Missed At Microsoft's Windows 8 Launch Event

So you weren't on the guest list for Microsoft's big event in New York City last week to announce the availability of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets? Here are 11 pics to give you an idea what you missed.

Windows 8: Five Things To Love, Five Things To Hate

There's actually a lot to like about Microsoft's new Windows OS, and we don't just mean for tablets.

Windows 8 RTM: What's New In Microsoft's New OS

There's actually a lot to like about Microsoft's new Windows OS, and we don't just mean for tablets.

Will Windows 8 Save PC Sales? Tracking 22 Years Of Windows Releases

Windows 8 is largely expected to revive PC sales -- but will it? Take a look at Microsoft's track record for creating a buzz in the overall PC market.

Windows 8 As A Security Tool: Its Anticipated Effects And Risks

The new operating system promises to augment security through a number of new features. But, experts have a number of questions as to how successful these features will be.

HP Taking Long View In Campaign To Lure Enterprise Tablet Buyers

HP is going after Apple's iPad in the enterprise with the ElitePad 900 tablet, but without pricing or Windows 8 training, it may take some time for the device to have an impact in the channel.

5 Samsung Devices To Be Windows 8-Ready For Fall

Putting the Smart button back in Windows 8, Samsung utilities also unify common control panels.