Latest Windows 8 articles

China bans government use of Windows 8

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Chinese government does not want to rely on a foreign operating system, and is instead developing its own
20 May 2014

Halfords opts for Fujitsu in three-year IT maintenance deal

Front of Halfords store
Halfords CIO Anna Barsby also planning data centre consolidation and other major projects
09 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

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Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

Microsoft to slash price of Windows 8.1 by 70 per cent - report

Manufacturers of lower-priced laptop and tablet devices to pay only $15 for licence, sources say
24 Feb 2014

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014

Windows 8 licence sales lag behind Windows 7 at same stage

Forty million fewer licences sold over 15 months than Windows 7 managed in its first 12 months
14 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

Satya Nadella takes helm at Microsoft as new CEO

While Bill Gates steps down as chairman to help him in advisory role
04 Feb 2014

Living with the Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows 8 Tablet

Danny Palmer examines the business use case for Dell's competition to Microsoft's Surface Pro
29 Jan 2014

Scottish Government to provide staff with Windows 8 tablets

Initiative designed to let employees work more efficiently when on the move
11 Oct 2013

Microsoft u-turns to give developers early access to Windows 8.1

Programmers were due to receive build same time as general release, but Microsoft reverses decision following complaints
10 Sep 2013

Top 10 Ballmerisms: Ballmer in his own words

'There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance'
30 Aug 2013

CIO Interview: Adrian Collinson, Force India Formula One team

Force India CIO Adrian Collinson explains to Computing how the Formula 1 team gets the most bang for its IT buck, both at the circuit and back at the factory
29 Aug 2013

Lenovo brings back Windows 8 Start button

Preinstalled SweetLabs Pokki button replicates classic Start menu - but there are strings attached
23 Aug 2013

Don't use Windows 8 due to risk of 'back doors', warns German government

Use of Microsoft OS 'can have significant consequences on IT security' suggest leaked documents
22 Aug 2013

‘Secure’ Android tablets launched for government and MoD

Becrypt and Getac team up to provide security platforms for Windows 8 and Android tablets
20 Aug 2013

'No reason at all' for Force India to make Windows 8 leap

Head of IT Adrian Collinson tells Computing the F1 team is fine operating on the 'very good' Windows 7
13 Aug 2013

Microsoft writes-off $900m on Surface tablets, according to SEC filing

Microsoft Surface revenues weighed in less than the write downs on unsold stock of Surface RTs
31 Jul 2013

Microsoft still has 'a way to go' in determining its market for Windows 8, says Network Rail

'We will embrace Windows 8 where it makes sense to do so' says IS head Goodman
30 Jul 2013

Case study: Telefónica rises above the Surface

CIO Phil Jordan is overseeing a major migration to Windows 8 devices and Office 365 in a bid to boost collaboration, but as Sooraj Shah reports, his enthusiasm for all things Microsoft does not extend to the Surface
23 Jul 2013

Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturers next month

Devices based on the OS update should be available in time for Christmas
09 Jul 2013

Windows 8 tablets 'haven't reached quality of iPads,' says Air France CIO

Jean-Christophe Lalanne tells Computing that while Air France is keen to look at Microsoft Windows 8, the airline doesn't yet consider it a major player in the tablet market
08 Jul 2013

Dell could move into wearable technology market

Ailing PC maker could join Google and Nike in the wearable tech arena
05 Jul 2013

Review: Acer Iconia W3 - Windows 8 on a tiny tablet

Acer's offering is small enough, but is it perfectly formed?
02 Jul 2013