While the process to upgrade to the Windows 8.1 beta will be painless, there's a catch once the RTM version of Windows 8.1 drops.
Microsoft has released a video overview of some of the new features of Windows 8.1, taking pains to show off how personalized the Start screen can be.
Between Outlook, and the rest of the new features with Windows 8.1, Windows RT tablets will be much more attractive to both businesses and consumers.
For those of you pining for Outlook to be added to the Office package on Windows RT, your prayers are answered. Also, the Surface gets better function keys.
Microsoft has made sweeping changes and added a variety of new features to Windows 8.1 that make it a better OS for business users and IT admins.
For the kickoff of Microsoft's annual North American TechEd conference, the company is urging administrators and IT professionals to think of it as the provider of the "Cloud OS."
Security, manageability, flexibility: Microsoft executives outlined several undisclosed features of Windows 8.1 at its TechEd conference on Monday.
The new features Windows 8.1 (or Windows Blue) should appeal to power users, but really don't change the fundamental concerns newcomers will have with Microsoft's OS.
Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on Windows 8.1. Lots of changes are a-coming, and the Start button is back...kind of.
If you're hoping for a Windows 7-styled Start Experience, it doesn't sound like it's happening.