Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Windows Vista and XP support changes

Today Microsoft is cancelling the mainstream support for Windows Vista. Assuming that there is no large Windows base out there, this is really not a tragic step. However, Windows Vista will still receive security relevant updates during this time. But this will only be this way until April 2017, when the extended support phase ends. […]


Bing Maps SDK on Windows 8 (W8CP)

With the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, it was only a matter of time that Microsoft releases some new SDKs to us developers. We are starting with the Bing Maps SDK. Bing Maps SDK for Windows 8 Metro style apps Microsoft´s Bing Maps team released a new SDK for Windows 8. You can […]


Microsoft at CeBIT 2012: “Microsoft Heartbeat – The Power of Design”

This was the motto today on Microsoft´s CeBit opening press conference. It was all about Metro. Ralph Haupter, General Manager at Microsoft Germany, explained what this means for Microsoft: ”Design also says something about the state of a company. We used to define ourselves by our software’s functionality. Today the question at Microsoft is how […]


SkyDrive for Windows 8 demoed by Microsoft

  Today Microsoft posted another bit of the upcoming Windows 8 features. Today we are talking about the SkyDrive app for Windows 8. Delivering personal cloud storage for billions of people is Microsoft´s goal. Microsoft stores at this time already 10 petabytes of user data, used by 17 million of SkyDrive customers. With the availability […]


Windows 8 on ARM (“WOA”)

Microsoft just has done a real big post about Windows on ARM (called “WOA”) . Check what is all about in short: Windows on ARM, or WOA, is a new member of the Windows family that builds on the foundation of Windows, has a very high degree of commonality and very significant shared code with […]


Details leaked on next major WindowsPhone version ‘Apollo’

Yesterday evening the internet turned totally crazy about the newest leaks about WindowsPhone 8, codenamed “Apollo”. Pocketnow.com managed to get hands on a video which was intended for partners at Nokia, in which Joe Belfiore himself talks about the next major version. Check out what we learned from them: Hardware changes: support for multicore-devices, new […]