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Windows 8.1 also has a few business-oriented tricks up its sleeve

Microsoft focused much of its Build conference keynote on Windows 8.1; meanwhile, the company dug deeper into Windows 8.1's business-oriented features at TechEd Europe.

Windows 8.1 apps: New additions and crucial updates

Windows 8.1 Preview shows much-improved internal apps, and the Windows Store is much friendlier and more filled-out than it used to be.

Deep inside Windows 8.1's hidden new features

Some of Windows 8.1's more useful tweaks occur behind the scenes.

Cool hidden features in Windows 8.1

There's a lot to learn about Windows 8.1. We'll show you some of the coolest hidden features you need to know about.

Microsoft enlists Bing to enhance Windows 8.1 apps

In its ongoing challenge to attract more users to Windows 8, Microsoft is offering bits of its Bing Internet search service to boost the functionality of third-party Windows Store applications.

Windows 8.1 highlights Microsoft's Build kick-off

Windows 8.1 got a formal unveiling Wednesday, as Microsoft promised a rapid release schedule for the operating system. But what else did the software giant have to say at Build?

How to download Windows 8.1 Preview

Ready to try Windows 8.1? Here's what you need to know.

Build 2013 keynote: Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1, pledges 'rapid release' schedule

Microsoft executives formally unveiled Windows 8.1 at its Build 2013 conference, pledging rapid, responsive updates will empower its developer base.

Windows Phone 8 to land on Sprint this summer

America’s third-largest carrier announced Wednesday that it will introduce two new Windows Phone handsets this summer: the HTC 8XT and the Samsung Ativ S Neo.

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Microsoft demos alpha build of touch-friendly Metro Office apps

While Microsoft was busy showing off Windows 8.1 to a crowd of journalists at an invite-only event Tuesday, it snuck in an all-too-brief preview of modern-style Office apps.

Hands On with Windows 8.1: Microsoft's 'do-over' OS is loaded with features

Windows 8.1 isn't just an update—it's an apology to customers. But if you didn't like Windows 8, don't expect the new release to change your mind.

Windows 8.1 will let you disable hot corners and shut down from the Start button

A new Windows Server 2012 preview unveils some of the goodies we can expect to see in the Windows 8.1 desktop updates.

Has Windows 8.1 revived Windows app development?

The number of Windows 8 apps increased at about the same time that the first Windows 8.1 details leaked. Coincidence? Who cares? Not Microsoft, certainly.

Microsoft hopes for second chance with Windows 8.1

What does Microsoft need to accomplish at its BUILD developer's conference this week? Establish that it can listen to customers, analysts say.

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Windows 8.1 is ready for business, Gartner declares

Gartner is giving the thumbs up to Windows 8.1, crediting the operating system refresh with overcoming the major downsides of Windows 8.