The new OS represents a radical departure from previous Windows versions
Windows 8, Microsoft's latest client operating system (OS), features a new user interface designed to be tablet touch-friendly, and is available to customers via software upgrades or with new PC purchases on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 represents a radical departure from previous Windows versions and is arguably the most dramatic upgrade Microsoft has yet developed.
The system is essentially a brand-new mobile platform that has been melded onto the traditional Windows desktop, giving users what Microsoft calls a "no compromises" experience that blends the best of mobile with the best of Windows. Windows IT Pro brings you ongoing coverage of Windows 8, with in-depth treatment of significant features, breaking news, and analysis. Visit our Windows 8 page for the latest news and technical features.
Windows 8 In-Depth
Windows 8 Upgrade Offer for PC Buyers Goes Live
Start: The Windows 8 Era Begins
Will IT Departments Rush to (or Away from) Windows 8?
Q: Is there a version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit that works with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?
Enterprises: Now's the Time to Get Your Windows 8 On!
Q: Why, when I enable .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, does it connect to the Internet and pull down files?
Installing Windows 8 Enterprise Edition Product Key
Q: Can client Hyper-V in Windows 8 run virtual machines that are stored on a SMB 3.0 file share?
Windows 8’s “Killer Feature” for Microsoft Certified Trainers
Q: I disabled hibernation on my Windows 8 install--so why does startup seem to take longer?
Windows 8 Tips
Windows 8 Tip: Overcoming Library Limitations
Windows 8: New Mice and Keyboards
Windows 8 Tip: Protect Portable Storage with BitLocker To Go
Windows 8 Tip: Customize the Start Screen
Windows 8 Tip: Master Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows 8 Tip: Manage Notifications
Windows 8 Tip: Integrated Facebook and Twitter
Windows 8 Tip: Use the Web-Based Installer
Windows 8 Tip: Enable File History
Windows 8 Tip: Upgrade from a Previous Windows Version
Windows 8 Tip: Disable the Lock Screen
Windows 8 Tip: Virtualize with Hyper-V
Windows 8 Features
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Start Screen
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Multi-Monitor
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Live Tiles
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Contracts
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Lock Screen
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Charms
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Snap
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Switcher
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Back Tip
Windows 8 Feature Focus: Start Tip