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Warning! Users will have to reinstall all apps if they opt for Windows 8.1 beta

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.

Windows 8.1 video tour puts a friendly face on the Start screen

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.

Outlook is a game changer for Windows RT tablets

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.

Microsoft to add Outlook to Windows RT

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.

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Microsoft could render Windows 8.1 more appealing to IT admins

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.

Microsoft TechEd focuses IT pros on the 'Cloud OS'

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."

Microsoft: Here's why businesses will want Windows 8.1

Security, manageability, flexibility: Microsoft executives outlined several undisclosed features of Windows 8.1 at its TechEd conference on Monday.

Windows 8.1 paints over the problems with Windows 8

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.

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Microsoft outs the new features in Windows 8.1: Here's what you need to know

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on Windows 8.1. Lots of changes are a-coming, and the Start button is back...kind of.

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New Start experience? Windows Blue is looking more like Windows Blah

If you're hoping for a Windows 7-styled Start Experience, it doesn't sound like it's happening.