Windows 8

October 26th marks the release of Microsoft's new operating system called Windows 8. If you'll be among the folks upgrading to Redmonds latest and greatest, you may be wondering whether or not your BlackBerry Desktop Software will work. As noted by RIM in their BlackBerry knowledge base, everything will go fine provided you follow some initial steps.

BlackBerry Desktop Software will function when installed on Microsoft Windows 8 however .NET Framework 3.5 must be installed and enabled prior to the install of the BlackBerry Desktop Software. Microsoft .NET 3.5 framework can be installed and enabled by following the instructions in the Microsoft article listed below.

In addition, RIM also notes that an updated version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software is coming that will have enhanced features specifically for Windows 8 users.