Posts Tagged ‘windows8’

(List Updated) W8CP: Windows Store will have a browser frontend (and a list of all available apps)

Today we found out, that the Windows Store for Windows Apps will also get a browser frontend. The domain registered for this is Right now, you will get an 403 error, if you navigate to that address in your browser. But there is also good news: the sitemap is accessible. Updating the list If […]

Nokia tablet with WoA in the make?

I was struggling with myself  about this post a bit, but this rumors are to good to not write about it. This morning MS_nerd postet a few words about a Tablet with WoA on it: Do mine eyes deceive me or is that a Mary Jo Foley I see near the speakers? Quick, Microsoft give […]

Possible timeline for Windows 8 launch revealed

  Yesterday the financial site revealed the timeline for Windows 8 launch. They are now looking forward to the next steps until launch: Release Candidate (RC) in June Ready to Manufacturing (RTM) in late July/August official Release (or as the say General Availability) in September/October This seems like a possible scenario for a launch, […]

How to access W8CP store of foreign regions

As I noticed in one of my previous posts, there is a list of all available apps for Windows 8. If you have followed the link, you might have noticed that there are some apps which are regionally restricted. But you can download them as well, and this post will tell you about how to. […]

How to change language on W8CP

Today I want to talk about a nice little feature in Windows 8. You can switch nearly seamlessly between different languages. Here is a little guide: Go to the control panel in desktop mode of Windows 8 and click on language. If you do not see the icon click on “view by:” and select the […]

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 […]

First impressions from Windows 8 Consumer Preview (W8CP)

February, 29th: Microsoft releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress 2012. That was what we all were waiting for: the next major version of Windows, previewed with more functions as the Developer Preview released last year in September by Microsoft. In this post, I will talk about my first impressions with W8CP until […]