Microsoft Announces More Price Increases

Act now! These price changes take effect December 1st, so there’s still time to save!

This has been a very busy year for Microsoft Corporation, what with the release of several new editions of well-known software, as well as the advent of the Microsoft Surface Tablet. Microsoft has also been busy restructuring their licensing models, and have now announced that their pricing models for several products will change.

In addition to the upcoming price increase on User CALs, Microsoft plans to increase prices for a number of other product lines, beginning December 1st, 2012.

Windows 8 Now Available

Windows 8 Officially Released Today

Today marks the official release of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has built upon the success of the critically-acclaimed Windows 7 to bring to light a whole new generation of operating systems.

Windows 8 is a melding of their mobile Windows Phone platform with traditional operating systems like Windows 7 or XP. Using the stylized Metro UI, Windows 8 bridges the gap between desktop PCs and mobile/tablet devices. Whether you use a touchscreen or prefer the keyboard/mouse combo, Windows 8 allows users unparalleled flexibility to customize the operating system to best fit their needs.

Windows Server 2012 New Features

Cloud computing presents many opportunities for helping you solve your organization’s fundamental business and IT challenges. Windows Server 2012 captures Microsoft experience gained from building and operating public clouds to deliver a highly dynamic and cost effective server platform for your private cloud. It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multi-tenant aware cloud infrastructure that securely connects across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs more efficiently.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Discontinued

You read that right. As of September 1st, 2012, Microsoft will discontinue Windows Server 2008 R2, in the wake of the upcoming Windows Server 2012 release. This development comes amidst a veritable torrent of new releases from Microsoft. Other anticipated releases for 2012 include Visual Studio 2012, a cloud-based reimagining of the famed Microsoft Office…

Windows Server 2012 Release Date Announced

Microsoft, this week, announced that the Windows Server 2012 official release date will come on September 4th, 2012. The software has already begun shipping to hardware and software vendors, and now all we have left to do is wait.

Microsoft has also announced that they will be hosting an online launch event on the same day, which will feature talks with various Microsoft developers, executives and other partners. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the multitude of enhancements and new features that Windows Server 2012 offers, as well as the opportunity to win prizes.

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26th

Finally! After months of previews and sneak peeks,  Microsoft has decided to stop toying with our fragile emotions, and announce the official release date for Microsoft Windows 8. At the Microsoft annual sales meeting last week,  Steve Sinofsky proudly declared that October 26th, 2012 will be the official Windows 8 release date.

We’ve reported previously on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and by now we all know about Windows 8 support for both ARM and x86 processors, as well as the redesigned “Metro” UI which we’ve already seen on the Windows Phone and XBOX 360. Now that a release date has been set, tech junkies the world over (ourselves included) are eager to see what the full, commercial edition of Windows 8 has to offer.