Microsoft's message seems to be: yes, while our low-end Surface RT tablet stinks, it doesn't stink as much as it used to. Meanwhile, as many as 6 million Surface RTs sit idle.
Analysts say the move is a sign that PC makers are backing away from their commitment to the struggling OS.
Windows RT may not be setting the world on fire—yet—but its underlying principles are shaking the Windows ecosystem to its core.
In the world of apps, there is indeed such a thing as a free lunch, making this roundup of 12 superb—and free!—Windows 8 apps a virtual smorgasbord.
Microsoft's Windows Store crosses a major milestone as it gains post-BUILD momentum.
Ready to try Windows 8.1? Here's what you need to know.
A Snapdragon 800 processor could give the Surface RT slate LTE capabilities and a big performance shot in the ARM (get it?), but Windows RT won't shine until some software woes are addressed.
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.
Nick Parker has one of the more interesting jobs in the PC business right now. As corporate vice president for Microsoft's OEM division, he manages the company's relationships with PC manufacturers, including sales and licensing of Windows.