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The next-generation of Microsoft Office apps will likely be modern UI versions that work better on touchscreen devices, and we might see them as early as fall this year, the same time Windows Blue drops.
Intel believes its Haswell platform can lead to the creation of cheaper Ultrabooks. Speaking at a conference earlier this month, a company exec claims we'll see $599 Ultrabooks hit the market as soon as this holiday season.
Microsoft is expected to talk about and demonstrate Windows Blue, its new operating system and successor to Windows 8, for the first time at the company's yearly BUILD conference in San Francisco in June.
The Windows 8 app store reached a new milestone recently: With 50,000 apps in its store, it now has more than twice the number of apps it used to have in November of last year, or 25 times the number of apps available when at launch.