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Mar 7, 2014
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Windows 8.1 Spring Update 1 RTM and To Release on April 8th

The first major update for Windows 8.1, known as Windows 8.1 Spring Update by Microsoft or Windows 8.1 Update 1 by some, has hit RTM (released to manufacturing) milestone on February 21st, 2014. The new update general availability is expected to be released on April 8th, 2014 to all Windows 8.1 machine, and will bring a number of improvements in terms of feature-set as well as bug fixes, security updates and so on.
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Nov 19, 2013
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3D Builder App for Windows 8.1 3D Printing Free Download

If you’re a fan in 3D printing, there is a new tool coming from Microsoft for you. Microsoft has released a new 3D Builder app for Windows 8.1 to allow users easily create and print objects in 3D, if they’re having a Windows 8.1-ready 3D printer. Microsoft has been actively support 3D printing through adding native support for 3D printing in Windows 8.1 where the OS offers plug-and-play support for printers, enables programs to submit 3D print jobs and understands 3D file formats.
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Nov 19, 2013
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IE11 for Windows 7 Direct Download Links (32-bit and 64-bit)

Microsoft has released the latest version of Internet Explorer web browser, IE11, to Windows 7 systems worldwide on early November 2013 in 95 languages. IE11 is already been released on October 17, 2013, together with the general availability of Windows 8.1, as it comes as the default built-in web browser for Windows 8.1 systems. But IE11 is not officially available for Windows 7 just yet at that time, even though Internet Explorer 11 Developer and Release Preview versions have been available for free download from Microsoft since June 2013.
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Oct 18, 2013
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How to Download and Upgrade to Windows 8.1 for Free

If you’re using Windows 8, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 8.1, for free, a day ahead of promised General Availability of Windows 8.1 by Microsoft. Microsoft is providing Windows 8 users the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 in order to address some of the major gripes that the early adopters have over the new operating system, while making the OS even better by bringing to table several new apps and features.
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Aug 31, 2013
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Windows 8.1 RTM Downloads Leaked

The original Windows 8.1 RTM ISO images created by Microsoft has been leaked by WZOR. Microsoft has earlier completed the development of Windows 8.1 RTM, and compiled the new version of OS at build number 8.1—9600.16384.130821-1623 on August 21st, 2013. Microsoft has also set the official general availability (GA) release date for Windows 8.1 to October 18, 2013.

Unlikely prior Windows releases, this round not even the ‘privileged’ MSDN and TechNet subscribers will get the software earlier than the mass, despite Microsoft has immediately delivered Windows 8.1 to OEMs, in an obvious attempt to prevent a leak. But here comes the leak for Windows 8.1 RTM. But note that Microsoft has released more QFE (Quick Fix Engineering) updates for Windows 8.1 before GA to fix issues that are discovered after RTM, and that’s explained the gap between between RTM and GA.
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Mar 14, 2013
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IE10 for Windows 7 Released for Free Download

IE10Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), which comes as the default web browser in Windows 8, has been released as a free download for users of Windows 7 systems.

IE10 for Windows 7 is officially released on February 26th, 2013 worldwide for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, and it’s available in 95 languages.
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Jan 4, 2013
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Microsoft Office 2013 Professional for $4.10?

Is Microsoft going to have a promotion to sell Microsoft Office 2013 at an unbelievable price, just like what it did for Windows 8? If the price for Microsoft Office 2013 Professional which is now going on sale in Singapore is true and not a price error, the most premium edition of Office 2013 available for retail purchase is going for a ridiculous deal of about USD $4.10 (SGD $5.00).
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Oct 28, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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$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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