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Rumor has it that Windows 8 – the first version of Windows for ARM as well as x86 and billed as Microsoft’s answer for the PC to iOS and the iPad – will actually ship early: next April. That’s quicker than anybody had expected. Plus, Microsoft is putting people in position for a big consumer push for Windows 8, hoping to take the brand battle to Apple.
What’s more, Microsoft just floated Office 365, combining Office-like web apps with a multi-tenant version of the company’s popular Notes killer Exchange server.