Building Windows 8

An inside look from the Windows engineering team

October, 2012

  • Building Windows 8

    Updating Windows 8 for General Availability

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    We are pleased to be releasing a set of improvements to Windows 8 in broad areas of performance, power management and battery efficiency, media playback, and compatibility. These improvements are available starting today via Windows Update. We wanted to briefly talk about our improvements to the engineering system and in particular the speed at which we were able to deliver these updates to you. With every release of Windows we have had approximately 8-12 weeks from when we released the code to OEMs...
  • Building Windows 8

    Updating our built-in apps for Windows 8

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    We’re super excited to be approaching general availability (GA) of Windows 8 and Windows RT. With thousands of new apps in the Store, there are a lot to choose from and tens of thousands of developers have been very busy around the world creating new apps. Across Microsoft we’ve been busy since August adding new features and improving the apps that come with Windows and will be updating these apps before GA. We’ll introduce new features, improve performance, and increase reliability. This post is...
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