Windows 8 Pro Upgrade to Cost USD 199.99 After Jan 31st - Get a WPC 2013 for Just $300

Windows 8 upgrade editions starting February 1st, will be priced as: USD199.99 MSRP for Windows 8 Pro upgrade and Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP U.S. Final, build of IE 10 for Windows 7 comins soon. How to save up to $500 on Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 access passes. Skype will become default chat service on the next gen Xbox.

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The Windows 8 promotional offer of U.S. $39.99 pro upgrade ends January 31st 2013, wheather your liked Windows 8 or not, Microsoft has now revealed that starting February, 1, 2013, Windows 8 Pro upgrade will cost $199.99 online and at retail stores.

Microsoft Windows 8 Pricing Announced

"We are seeing good momentum with Windows 8 today. When upgrading from Windows 7, Windows 8 has a lot to offer including a beautiful new Start screen with live tiles, plus the familiar desktop and faster startup and longer battery life. Today I'd like to share the pricing details for the Windows 8 upgrade editions that will begin in February," Microsoft stated.

Further, Microsoft reminds that those interested can still upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 ERP* (U.S.) via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant or pick up a DVD copy at a local retailer for just $69.99 ERP (U.S.).

The pricing of the Windows 8 upgrade editions after the promotional period ends: "Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.); Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.); and Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.)."

Additionally, "Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.)," informs Microsoft.

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In other releated news, Office 2013 General Availability is yet to be announce, and is suggested to be on January 29th. However, today it has been confirmed that "pre-order page for the new productivity suite has begun appearing on retailer websites and has a release date of January 29."

Microsoft is in final stage of testing Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, before releasing it to public in few weeks. According to a recent private email to select testers, "the company said a recently delivered private test build will be the "last pre-RTW (release to Web/final) build of the browser that will be made available through Connect"," reports MJFoley.

"While there is still no RTW date to announce at this time, please make sure you are filing prompt feedback if any issues are found," Microsoft wrote in the email.

Also, after phasing out Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft is now planning to replace Xbox LIVE chat with the Skype.

"Skype will become the default chat service on the next generation Xbox console as well as on PC and tablets" the report stated.

Save up to USD $500 on Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013

Microsoft's 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference is scheduled July 7 - 11, here is your chance to save up to $500 on your WPC 2013 all access passes.

To claim a $300 Pre-Registration Discount all you need to do is "register for a WPC 2013 through January 30, 2013."

To be eligible to get $200 Group Registration Discount--just start sending several registrations to WPC 2013. Here's the deal:

"When four (4) or more attendees purchase the WPC 2013 Partner all access conference pass, Microsoft will provide a US$200 refund off the fourth (4th) through the tenth (10th) registrants' registration fee. (So, people #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 who register from your company)," explains Eric Ligman.

Register today!, here.

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