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Microsoft misses the mark as its Build 2013 keynote muddles the Windows 8.1 message

Developers, developers, developers shouldn't be your audience when you're announcing a product that's crucial for your company's future.

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.

Kinect for Windows developer's kit slated for November, adds 'green screen' technology

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows will be released in final form by next year, and include "green screen" technology to strip out backgrounds from behind users.

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.

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.

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.

Meet Windows 8, the OS with really bad timing

Windows 8 launched prematurely, but the stars are finally beginning to align for Microsoft's new-look OS.

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.