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Hey Microsoft, Surface 2 is great, but clear up something please

By |February 15th, 2014|Categories: Microsoft, Tech News, Win8|Tags: , , |

The Surface 2 and the Nokia tablets are great hardware with a dim future — but Microsoft could fix that.

February 15, 2014 11:13 AM PST

Surface 2 is a stellar piece of hardware, but Microsoft needs to be more open about where RT is headed.

(Credit: Microsoft)

It might be a good idea now for Microsoft to be more public about the direction of its tablet operating system so consumers know what they’re buying into.

I like the Surface 2 and the Nokia Lumia 2520. A lot. As hardware, they’re two of the best tablets out there. Bar none (including iPads).

But Windows RT, as it stands now, is in no-man’s-land. It’s not the Windows 8.1 that comes on PCs and it’s not Windows Phone 8.

And it’s been that way too long — since October 2012.

So far, the closest Microsoft has come to […]

8 Windows 8.1 Tips for Businesses

By |January 1st, 1970|Categories: Tech News, Win8|

  • 8 Windows 8.1 Tips for Businesses
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With Windows XP support about to end, many businesses need to think about upgrading their networks. It’s time to seriously start thinking about Windows 8.1, and we’ve got some advice for businesses getting started with the new OS.

Windows XP extended support officially ends on April 4, 2014. Undoubtedly, many businesses are busy evaluating their systems’ upgrade paths. A survey from Spiceworks (sponsored by CDW) from December 2013 reveals that 76 percent of IT professionals currently run Windows XP on some devices, and that 36 percent will leave Windows XP on at least one device, despite the operating system’s forthcoming lack of support.

That’s a lot of systems needing upgrades. The survey also shows that most of these systems will likely be upgraded to Windows 7. “Of those IT professionals who still run Windows XP on company desktops and/or laptops, 49 percent plan […]