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Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and many others: a complete and updated overview of their releases and related aspects

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The last couple of days were quite busy: several Windows 8 SKUs, Windows Server 2012 SKUs and other products (like Visual Studio 2012 SKUs) have been released, while many others have been RTM’d (like Windows RT), gotten (new) public test releases (like Windows Server 2012 Essentials) and/or are expected to be released soon (like Windows Phone 8 SDK). I’ve already written 2 articles about it:

Now that we are a few more days full of news/releases/… further, things have become more clear and I’ve found a little bit more time, I thought it was time to write another article which is more complete and updated. So with the start of this new article my previous blog posts are already outdated and not-so-complete anymore. J Read the rest of this entry »


Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and others RTM’d

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UPDATE: there is a new blog post which is more complete and updated. Check out

On the 1st of August 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 were RTM’d. This was officially announced by Microsoft. Let’s take a look at what this all means. Before we dive into the recent details, let’s get a quick overview first of the Windows 8 ecosystem. This is quite important, because otherwise it’s difficult to get the full picture.

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Nokia Lumia series officially announced for Belgium

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Today Nokia and Microsoft have officially announced the Nokia Lumia series for Belgium on a press conference. This evening Nokia has held an official Nokia event in Brussels (the Belgian capital) to celebrate the Lumia launch in Belgium. The Lumia series is Nokia’s series for Windows Phone (WP) smartphones. As you probably know, Nokia has made a partnership with Microsoft in 2011 to move as much as possible to the Windows Phone platform and give other operating systems (like their Symbian and MeeGo) a much lower priority. As time evolves, Nokia will prioritize Windows Phone more and more. At the end of last year the first Lumia smartphones arrived. The first Lumia, released in November 2011, was the high-end Lumia 800, while a few weeks later the middle-end Lumia 710 was introduced. Read the rest of this entry »