• Windows on ARMYou’ve probably heard about the new Windows on ARM PCs that will be coming to market with Windows 8. If you’ve been following the TechEd North America coverage, then you’ve also seen these devices in the keynote. In this post, we’re going to cover what this all means for developers.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has to make a tremendous play in the tablet segment if it hopes to catch the lead that Apple has established. New information coming from Bloomberg states that Microsoft has turned its back on HTC when it comes to providing them the necessary information to build a Windows RT tablet.

  • Windows on ARMComputerworld - A Mozilla product director yesterday said that unless Microsoft allows other browser makers to call important APIs in Windows RT, it is "probably not worth it to even bother" building a version of Firefox for the new operating system.

  • Windows on ARMWindows 8 Metro is a beautiful computing environment. Unfortunately, it's very limited when it comes to certain kinds of raw power that we're all used from the last couple of decades of Windows operating systems. Metro and the WinRT APIs that power it are great for games and simple apps, and they provide developers with the tools to make those apps stunningly beautiful, but they lack the kind of power needed to drive sophisticated programs like Web browsers and office productivity applications.

  • Windows on ARMAn attorney at Mozilla, which makes the Firefox Web browser, contended that Microsoft restricts browser choice on Windows RT (formerly known as "Windows 8 on ARM"), effectively moving the company into antitrust territory.

  • Windows on ARMThere's been a bit of discussion about the difference between "desktop apps" and "Metro style apps" on Windows 8, particularly as it pertains to Windows RT (previously Windows on ARM), which currently isn't going to allow third party development of desktop apps. Part of the confusion comes from the fact that you can use native C++ code in a Metro style app.

  • Windows on ARMChip-maker Qualcomm makes low power processors for smartphones and tablets. A few years ago the company also wanted to see its chips in small laptop-like devices it called smartbooks, but that form factor never took off. That could change when Windows 8 hits the streets later this year.

  • Windows on ARMWith the recent news that Windows On ARM isn't going to support Active Directory, the question that immediately came up was "So if this is an enterprise tablet, how will I manage it?" It turns out that while Microsoft hasn't explicitly given us an answer, it's given us enough pointers that we can put together a credible device management scenario for WOA.

  • Windows on ARMWe've already reported that Qualcomm and Microsoft are teaming up to provide PCs to developers for the testing of the ARM version of Windows 8. Now it looks like NVIDIA is also joining in. In a press release from the company, NVIDIA said it will also offer its ARM-based processors to help power some Windows 8 ARM test PCs that Microsoft will send to developers and hardware partners.

  • Windows on ARMAs Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview today, it also published a product guide for business users of the operating system. In the guide, it was revealed that the ARM-based version of Windows 8 will lack some of the management features available to the version running on PCs—a limitation that may make the mobile version of the operating system a little less attractive to large enterprises out of the gate.

  • Windows on ARMBARCELONA, Spain – February 29, 2012 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its Snapdragon™ processor will be joining Microsoft Corp.’s Windows on ARM developer seeding program. Qualcomm is working with Microsoft to provide test PCs to select developers in order to test and optimize apps for forthcoming Snapdragon-powered Windows on ARM PCs and tablets.

  • Windows on ARMPerhaps the biggest addition out of the many new features in Windows 8 is its new ARM-based flavor, which Microsoft is calling Windows 8 WOA. They don't want anyone to forget it, either: they've planned a showcase event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the tech world is currently checking out the latest and greatest in smartphones and tablets... running on ARM. The press conference is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon local time, putting it between 6AM (PST) and 9AM (EST) in the United States.

  • Windows on ARMTakeaway: Confused about what's happening with ARM devices when Windows 8 is released? You're not alone. Here are the facts from Microsoft. - One of the more confusing aspects of the upcoming Windows 8 release is what is happening with ARM devices. Many developers I've talked to about Windows 8 see this as an important thing to know, because the Windows 8 legacy desktop experience is not so wonderful, and because ARM devices have become an important part of the computing landscape.

  • Windows on ARMOne of the most appealing features that Windows on ARM will arrive on shelves with is Office 15 applications, meant to run in the desktop mode that Windows users are so familiar with. - Reports on Microsoft planning the inclusion of Office 15 in Windows 8 emerged ever since last year, and have all been confirmed last week, when Windows President Steven Sinofsky provided more details on Windows on ARM.

  • Windows on ARMMany eyes will be focused on Barcelona on February 29, 2012 when Microsoft releases the Windows 8 Consumer Preview or what many are calling the beta version of the new platform. You’ve probably heard quite a bit about the Metro interface. It has design roots in Zune, Windows Media Center, and Windows Phone. It presents content-rich tiles and is designed to focus on a touch-first experience.

  • Windows on ARMGather 'round the camp fire, guys, it's story time. And tonight's story is a tale of redemption, a story 'bout the greatest OS ever made, a sad stretch in the wilderness, and its rebirth this year as a champion of a new generation of devices. Yes, folks, I'm talking about Windows NT. And it's back, baby.

  • Windows on ARMOne of the main focuses Microsoft has announced for the next flavor of its desktop client, Windows 8, is the availability of a consistent experience across all devices. That also includes the development of applications for Windows on ARM, which is now to be the same as when it comes to building apps for x86 architectures.

  • Windows on ARMWindows 8 for ARM tablets will come out at the same time as Windows 8 for x86 PCs, if everything goes according to plan. Microsoft has released full details on Windows on ARM today. It will have the Windows desktop, with familiar apps like Explorer, Internet Explorer and the Windows Live apps, plus Office – but everything else will be Metro.

  • Windows on ARMOne of the notable aspects of Microsoft Windows has been the flexibility the architecture has shown through shifts in technology and expansion of customer usage over time. What started out as an operating system for one person working solo with productivity software is now the foundation of a wide array of hardware and software technologies, a spectrum of connected Windows products, and an incredibly flexible approach to computing.

  • Windows on ARMThere's really no shortage of cool products on the market, most of which sadly never see the light of day, but things definitely get more interesting when it comes to Android and more battery life on laptops or tablets. You wouldn't expect a product that would do that, but CUPP Computing can prove you wrong with their PunkThis board, which is a very interesting solution to say the least.

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