Windows RT 8.1

  • A month with the Surface 2

    Windows on ARMThe second generation Surface is a well-built, highly functional machine but it has yet to catch-on in the market to the same degree of the iPad. For Microsoft, the Surface is a must-win device as the company shifts from a software focused company, to a device and services model where the Surface plays a key part.

  • The Microsoft Surface 2: Thoughts After One Month

    Windows on ARMI’ve now spent a month with the Microsoft Surface 2 and I consider it time well spent. The Surface 2 is by no means a perfect machine and I would still label it a work in progress. I stand by my initial thinking that the Surface 2 is a very good next step for Microsoft and a very good improvement over the disastrous first version in almost every respect.

  • Nokia Lumia 2520 Arrives November 22 on AT&T

    Windows on ARMLooks like next Friday is going to be a busy day. In addition to seeing the Xbox One launch on that day, Nokia's curiously interesting Windows RT-based tablet, the Lumia 2520, will start shipping that day too.

  • Microsoft Surface 2 Windows RT 8.1 Tablet Review

    Windows on ARMThe first generation of Microsoft’s homegrown Surface RT tablet delivered mixed results. The hardware was solid and well built, but the OS and software ecosystem left a little something to be desired. Many thought pricing was a bit on the high side as well. Finally, competition at the time was also quite fierce, to say the least and still is, of course.

  • Microsoft to Windows RT 8.1 preview users: Come and get Outlook 2013 for Windows RT

    Windows on ARMI didn't realize that the version of Outlook 2013 RT that came bundled with the RTM version of Windows 8.1 RT was still officially a preview release. Update: Actually, this seems NOT to be the case. I've asked Microsoft if yesterday's blog post is just a reposting of a past entry. It looks as if Outlook 2013 RT already had RTM'd as I thought originally. Stay tuned for Microsoft's official response.

  • Yes, there is a way to enable the Surface Ethernet adapter on Windows RT 8.1

    Windows on ARMEarlier this week, we were tipped to a page on Microsoft's Surface website claiming that the official Surface Ethernet adapter could finally work on the Surface and Surface 2 tablets if they used Windows RT 8.1. Unfortunately, Microsoft later told us the information on that page was incorrect and removed that statement from the site.

  • The futility of Surface and Windows RT: If only Microsoft had stuck with Intel

    Windows on ARMOver the past week, I’ve had the fortune to play with both Microsoft’s Surface 2 and the Asus T100 Transformer Book. These are very similar devices — convertible laptops with detachable keyboards — except for one big and fundamentally life-altering difference: Where the Surface 2 is powered by Nvidia’s ARM-based Tegra 4 SoC, the Transformer Book has Intel’s x86 Bay Trail under the hood.

  • Windows RT 8.1 yanked for now, Argos sells Surface 2 early

    Windows on ARMIf you've been trying to upgrade to Windows RT 8.1 but haven't been able to, here's why. It's been taken off the Windows Store "temporarily" due to a niggle that's seen it playing up on updated devices.

  • Microsoft Removes Windows RT 8.1 Update from the Store

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft officially released the 8.1 update for both desktops and tablets on Thursday, but due to an undisclosed issue, the company has decided to remove it from the Windows RT store.

  • Windows RT 8.1 available and it’s a surprisingly big deal

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s big news this week was, of course, the official release of Windows 8.1, but what was less discussed was the fact that Windows RT had received the same update. Windows 8.1 RT is here, and it is a dramatic improvement over the previous iteration.

  • Windows RT 8.1: FAQ

    Windows on ARMWindows RT 8.1 is a Windows-based operating system that's optimized for thin and light PCs that have extended battery life and are designed for life on the go. Windows RT 8.1 only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store. Windows Update automatically keeps your PC up to date and Windows Defender provides up-to-date virus and malware protection.

  • Owners of Dell's XPS 10 and Lenovo's Yoga 11 to get free Windows RT 8.1 updates

    Windows on ARMDell's XPS 10 tablet and Lenovo's Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT have been discontinued, but the companies will provide customers free upgrades to the latest Windows RT 8.1 when the OS is released later this month, according to representatives from the two vendors.

  • Delta rolling out Surface 2 with Windows RT 8.1 to 11,000 pilots

    Windows on ARMToday, we shared that Delta Air Lines is deploying 11,000 Surface 2 tablets running Windows RT 8.1 to its pilots in their transition to electronic flight bags. Delta is rolling out these new tablets to replace the traditional paper document flight bags you’ve probably seen pilots lug around in large briefcases, which weigh on average, a surprising 38 pounds each.

  • Microsoft thinks BYOD with Surface 2 tablet and Windows RT 8.1

    Windows on ARMThough consumers are a big target audience for the new Surface 2 tablet, Microsoft is also hoping to woo businesses with features that could make the device easier to secure and manage in IT environments.

  • Upgrading Your Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 RTM

    Windows on ARMI upgraded my Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 RTM tonight. It's not as easy as a regular Windows 8.1 upgrade, and it has some risk associated with it. You could definitely brick your Surface if you do not do this properly. I am not responsible for bricked devices.

  • Hands on: Windows 8.1 RT review

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is still hanging in there, even though the number of ARM-based devices available with it doesn't exactly seen to be growing.

  • Microsoft's Outlook RT preview: Which features are (and aren't) supported

    Windows on ARMAs part of this week's Windows RT 8.1 public preview, Microsoft also made available to testers a first public preview of Outlook 2013 RT.

  • Qualcomm Windows RT tablet with quad-core Snapdragon 800 spotted at BUILD; we go hands on

    Windows on ARMEarlier this month, Qualcomm announced that its ARM-based chipset, the Snapdragon 800, is coming to Windows RT 8.1 devices, with the first models destined to launch "later this year". Today, at Microsoft's BUILD developer conference in San Francisco, we got a very brief look at a development device featuring the new chipset.

  • Outlook 2013 RT Preview arrives, misses enterprise features

    Windows on ARMIf you're running the Windows RT 8.1 Preview, Outlook 2013 RT is now available to add to your collection of Office 2013 apps loaded as part of the operating system update. The client is mostly unchanged from the version of Outlook available as part of Office 2013 for x86 machines, although a number of enterprise features have been removed.

  • Windows RT 8.1 preview: all the additions you'd expect, but no desktop removal

    Windows on ARMWindows RT was largely unmentioned during Microsoft's Build opening keynote on Wednesday, but the company is also releasing a preview version of Windows RT 8.1 this week. Designed to update ARM-based tablets to the same features that Windows 8.1 provides, there's little difference between the two. I got the chance to run Windows RT 8.1 on a Surface RT and see exactly what Microsoft has improved.


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