Oct 28, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Buy Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 (or $14.99) with Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

With the general availability of Windows 8 on October 26th, 2012, Microsoft has also officially started the special Windows 8 Pro online upgrade promotion which allows PC running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP with SP3 (virtually most if not all Windows PCs in use today) for $39.99.

To purchase the Windows 8 Pro upgrade license and download the ISO or installer, users need to install and run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which lets you know if your PC can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, provides you with a compatibility report, and then walks you through the steps to purchase, download, and install.
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Oct 28, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Office 2013, Visio 2013 & Project 2013 RTM Available for MSDN & TechNet Subscriber Downloads

Microsoft has released the final RTM version of Office 2013, Visio 2013 and Project 2013 to the MSDN and TechNet subscribers, together with the product keys to activate the software.

Microsoft originally announced that Office 2013 would be released to IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November, but it seems that the goodies arrive earlier than expected.
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Oct 22, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Office 2013 RTM at Build 15.0.4420.1017

Microsoft has announced that Office 2013, the most popular office productivity suite, has been released to manufacturing (RTM). It means that the development on Office 2013 has generally completed.

Windows RT users will probably get to use Office 2013 earlier than anyone else (unless of course you’re Microsoft insiders or there is a leak), as Windows RT devices will ship with the preview version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT from Windows 8 launch date, October 26th, 2012, but will be upgraded to full RTM version in early November. Office Home & Student 2013 RT includes the new Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications for Windows RT devices.
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Oct 22, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Windows 8 Pre-Order and Price List

Microsoft has officially started the pre-order of next iteration of Windows operating system, Windows 8, which is scheduled to go on sale on October 26th, 2012. Though Windows 8 has attracted both favorable and disproving reviews, but as the dominant desktop operating system, it still attracts huge attentions and has a huge followings.

The pre-order of Windows 8 has started from October 12nd, 2012. Best of all, Microsoft has releasing Windows 8 with a ridiculously low and unbelievably cheap price for most comprehensive edition of Windows 8 during the pre-order and at least during the initial few months period after Windows 8 launch, with steep discount from the list price.

Microsoft has earlier announced the availability of download-only Windows 8 Pro to upgrade existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs to Windows 8 for $39.99. However, this option is not available for pre-order. In fact, no pre-order is required too, as on the launch day, any users can download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to directly purchase Windows 8 Pro Upgrade license on Windows.com.
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Aug 24, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

$14.99 Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Registration Lives

For buyers of Windows 7 PCs who wants to upgrade to Windows 8, Microsoft has officially started the Windows Upgrade Offer program. Under the program, purchasers of Windows 7 PCs can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a cheap price of $14.99.

All customers who purchased a new Windows 7 PC from June 2, 2012 to January 31, 2013. Yes, you’re eligible for the Windows Upgrade Offer even if you buy a Windows 7 PC after Windows 8 general availability on October 26th, 2012. The Windows 7 computer can be pre-installed with almost any editions of Windows 7, namely Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate. As all editions of Windows 7 will upgrade to the same Windows 8 Pro upgrade version, there is no need to spend extra money to upgrade current Windows 7 edition when purchasing PC if you intend to upgrade to Windows 8.
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Aug 21, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Windows 8 Enterprise Official ISO with 180 Days Evaluation Free Download

Microsoft has published the final RTM version of Windows 8 to MSDN and TechNet Subscriber Downloads portal for developers and IT professionals to start working on and preparing for the general availability of Windows 8 on October 26th, 2012.

If you’re not a MSDN or Technet subscribers, Microsoft is also releasing a version of Windows 8 for free download which is predefined with a free MAK (Multiple Activation Key) product key that can activate the system for 90 days validity.

The Windows 8 available free download is Windows 8 Enterprise edition with 90 days evaluation period, primarily meant for developer and IT professionals to build and test Windows 8 apps on the final version of Windows 8.
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Aug 16, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Windows 8 Official ISO Images and Product Keys Released on MSDN and TechNet

The official ISO images for Windows 8 have been made available by Microsoft on MSDN and TechNet Subscriber Downloads on the morning of scheduled August 15th, 2012 for free download.

The retail version of Windows 8 is released as a single ISO image (excluding N edition), which supposedly can be used to install any editions of Windows 8 based on the product key entered; while VL (Volume Licensing) version of Windows 8 has two ISO images for Windows 8 Enterprise edition and Windows 8 Pro VL edition separately. Both 32-bit and 64-bit ISOs are available.
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Aug 14, 2012
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Windows 8 Metro Is Now Called Windows 8 Modern UI Style Apps

Metro has been one of the popular term which associated with Windows Phone and Windows 8 since introduction of Windows Phne and early development of Windows 8 to indicate the new user interface (UI) design and apps specifically built using WinRT (Windows Runtime) programming interface or WinPRT (Windows Phone Runtime) that run on the new environment.

In the case of Windows 8, the term Metro has often used to differentiate the traditional desktop environment for Windows operating system from the new touch-optimized user interface that is introduced in Windows 8, and is featured prominently through Start screen that replaced the classic Start button.
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Aug 14, 2012
MDL Editorial Team

Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 Downloads Leaked

Visual Studio Ultimate 2012, which is the most comprehensive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) edition of Visual Studio 2012, has been leaked to the Internet for free download via file sharing sites or BitTorrent. Visual Studio 2012, the new version of integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft, includes support for WinRT (Windows Runtime) and C++/CX (Component Extensions), the cross-platform application architecture used on the Windows 8 operating system. Thus, if you plan to develop for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 is almost a must.
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Aug 10, 2012
MDL Editorial Team

Windows 8 RTM x64 36 Language Packs Leaked Download

While only English version of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM ISO images have been leaked, but if you intend to use Windows 8 in another language, the full language packs ISOs for 64-bit version of Windows 8 have leaked.

The Windows 8 x64 language packs ISO has the file name of 9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247_CLIENT_MULTI-HRM_CL1_X64FRE_MULTI_DV5.ISO.iso, while the Windows Server 2012 x64 language packs ISO has the file name of 9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247_X64FRE_SERVER_MULTI-HRM_SL1_X64FRE_MULTI_DV5.iso.
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Aug 10, 2012
MDL Editorial Team

Windows 8 Activation Cracked with KMS Host

The final RTM version of Windows 8 has been cracked. Windows 8 activation can be done through KMS activation hack which has previously been used to activate Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been proven to work on Windows 8 too, although only on installations of volume licensing channel.
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Aug 6, 2012
MDL Editorial Team

Download Windows 8 Professional RTM x86 & x64 Leaked ISO

The much awaited leak for Windows 8 has finally arrived, a week before official release by Microsoft in mid August. Windows 8 Professional is the most comprehensive edition of Windows 8 available on retail channel.

Both 32-bit and 64-bit of Windows 8 Pro RTM are leaked to file sharing sites.
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