It’s been a busy week for Microsoft and the reason is only one: Windows 8. Microsoft officially unveiled the new operating system and all eyes were on Steve Ballmer, as everybody expected to see him dancing once again in front of a pretty huge crowd.
The week started with Microsoft unveiling Skype for Windows 8
, an application that’s now available in Windows Store as a free download. Some new ads promoting Windows 8
were released in Germany, while Microsoft rolled out the Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 download links
On Tuesday, Microsoft kicked off the global Windows 8 celebration parties with a short event in China
, as the company wants to encourage Chinese users to buy genuine copies of its software. Google rolled out its very own Windows 8 search app
a few hours later, while Microsoft decided to remove the IE 10
for Windows 7 download links it rolled out on Monday.
The Windows 8-inspired MSN website
saw daylight on Wednesday, the same day when Microsoft was officially charged
because it failed to provide European users with a browser choice screen. In addition, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 would be released in China as download only
, while Skype 6.0 was officially unveiled for all Windows users
Microsoft officially presented the new Windows 8
on Thursday, while the Surface keynote
took place a few hours later. Windows XP turned eleven during the same day, while Skype for Windows 8 was finally released
to end users.
On Friday, Microsoft started selling both the Surface tablet and Windows 8
, while Ballmer finally confirmed that Windows 8
won’t get a Start button and people must get used to the Start Screen.
If you wish to read our full coverage on the Windows 8 launch, you can click here
, while some very interesting highlights from the Surface keynote are available here