Windows 8 Aims to Bridge Tablets and Desktops

By Pedro Hernandez | Posted February 10, 2012
  • Print Article
  • Email Article

As Microsoft readies Windows 8 for its pre-release consumer debut, it hopes to wade into the tablet market while keeping one foot firmly planted in the desktop market. It designed Windows 8 to be one operating system that runs on two distinct platforms. Will the strategy pay off?

Developers have been kicking the tires on Windows 8 for months, evaluating its capabilities and preparing their software for the operating system's release. Later this month, Microsoft plans to let the general public get in on the act.

On February 29, Microsoft will host a Windows 8 Customer Preview event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It will serve as the launch of a pre-release version of Windows 8 for consumers.

Read the complete article: As Windows 8 Consumer Preview Nears, Microsoft's ARM Strategy Comes into Focus

Do you have a comment or question about this article or other small business topics in general? Speak out in the SmallBusinessComputing.com Forums. Join the discussion today!

Get free tips, news and advice on how to make technology work harder for your business.

Learn more
You have successfully registered to
Enterprise Apps Daily Newsletter
Thanks for your registration