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Windows 9 aka Threshold Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu. PDF Print E-mail
Written by riso   
Sunday, 13 July 2014 14:45
Details are emerging about Windows 9, and it sounds like the fan-favorite Start Menu will be back in the limelight for the upcoming release. Windows 9, also known as Windows Threshold, will reportedly move aside some of its colorful tiles from Windows 8 to make way for the traditional Start Menu, according to ZDNet. Many Windows users are happy with the traditional style of Windows 7, which has led to less than stellar adoption numbers for Windows 8 and its large colorful app tiles. Microsoft is reportedly looking to change this, which could mean Windows 9 will appeal to those that prefer the traditional design aesthetic of Windows 7. Microsoft's answer is being called the "Mini-Start Menu," which appears similar to past Windows start menus but also gives users a flavor of the tiled "metro style" associated with Windows 8.
Windows 9 Screen Shots Leak Out PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 13 July 2014 08:34

Windows 9 Screen Shots Leak Out

Some new information about Windows 9 has surfaced over at This gives a much anticipated glimpse into what the developer version and probably the final version of Windows 9 is going to look like. It would appear that Microsoft is doing its level best to appease the adamant Windows 7 fans by ditching most of its Metro UI start screen system. Although snippets and glimpses of the new windows have leaked out before, this leak gives a look at the complete aesthetic of the upcoming Windows 9. Now the build is called 6.4.9788 which means that seeing the current trend we are looking at a release date of around Q4 2014. As we already know, Microsoft has decided to completely ditch the start screen in Desktops, and has reverted to the Windows 7 boot to desktop style. We have the beloved start button back, something, once again, which we already knew. Now we recently learned that Microsoft has incorporated some of the Metro UI into its start menus, and these screenshots show in detail just that...Refer to windows8newsinfo forum for more.



Windows 10 to become a cloud based OS? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 July 2014 14:40
Microsoft Windows 10 might become a cloud based operating system (OS) according to a leaked road-map. The road-map shows that Microsoft will no longer release service packs but instead will release major updates every year which also increases the version number of the OS. The next major improvement should be Windows 9, this should bring back the Aero interface in a new form. This should also be a version in which Microsoft will merge its ARM CPU based Windows RT platform with Windows Phone. This version of Windows could also be the last version of Windows as we know it. According to the road-map is Microsoft planning to release Windows 10 with heavy cloud support, something Google is currently doing with ChromeOS. This means that many functionality on the computer no longer requires heavy hardware on the client side, lots of processing could be done on the servers of the cloud service.
Microsoft announced today the release date for the latest version of Office 365. PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 July 2014 19:17
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) announced today the release date for the latest version of its office suite —Office 365. The journey from MS Office to Office 365 is one of Microsoft’s many success stories; from rebranding the suite to changing its offerings, all in a rapidly changing environment where consumers' technological needs are always evolving. We at Bidness Etc are interested in finding out whether the company can do the same for the upcoming version of its most popular product, Windows. With PC sales having dropped significantly in the past few years, Windows has been facing headwinds. Microsoft tried adapting to the changing industry with its Windows 8, but the move did not bode as well as expected. Below, Bidness Etc takes a look at some of the latest offerings from Microsoft's Office 365, and provides an update on the much anticipated Windows 9.
Russian Windows leaker denies link to ex-Microsoft worker who stole trade secret PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:58
But Wzor acknowledges that the case prompted move to go underground and break off communication with sources Source: Computerworld - Notorious Russian leaker Wzor recently denied any link between the frequent publication of internal Microsoft information and the former employee who was arrested in March for stealing trade secrets -- including early builds of Windows -- and sharing them with others. "Personally, I do not know him, and I do not think he ever wants to meet me, especially in light of events that happened to him," Wzor wrote on a Russian-language discussion board last month, according to a machine translation. Wzor, whose identity is unknown -- to the point whether it's unclear if the nickname is for one individual or a group -- has been assumed to be Russian. That is also the nationality of Alex Kibkalo, the former Microsoft architect who was arrested in March and charged with stealing trade
Windows 7: Microsoft announces pending end of support PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 July 2014 20:10

Windows 7: Microsoft announces pending end of support

The cost-free mainstream support for Microsoft's Windows 7 may not have the same impact on businesses affected by the Windows XP deadline that occurred in April. Companies must have learned by now that the next time they upgrade their system, it should be either Microsoft Windows  version 8.1 or version 9. Other Microsoft products that consumers need to keep track of include Windows Storage Server version 2008, Windows Phone version 7.8, Windows Server version 2008, Exchange Server of 2010 and Dynamics. Joining Windows 7 in the upcoming End of Support are several software packages such as Windows CE version 5.0, Visual FoxPro version 9.0, Virtual Server version 2005, Systems Management Server version 2003, Internet Security and Acceleration Server version 2004, and Host Integration Server version 2004. Apart from ending their product support, Microsoft is also transitioning their products from Mainstream Support to Extended Support. The latter has a 5-year period which includes free security updates and charged hotfix support. During this period, Microsoft will disable design change or new feature requests...Lear a lot more on our forum


Back to School Deal Gets Windows 8 Buyers $150 In Savings PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 July 2014 19:20
Many grade-level and college student won’t return to class until August, but already Microsoft is moving to make laptops and 2-in-1s running its Windows 8 operating system a best buy for Back to School shoppers. As of now, its Microsoft Stores are giving new PC buyers $150 off their purchase – if they’re picking up a Windows 8 laptop or 2-in-1 with a subscription to Office 365. Microsoft began publicizing the new Back to School deal with text messages to users who’d subscribed to its deals messaging service earlier today. The deal covers about a dozen machines, ranging from laptops that start at $999 to 2-in-1 computers and desktops that run about the same price. On the surface it appears that users can choose whatever machine they want in store — as long as the machine is valued at $599 or more. Microsoft isn’t forcing users to purchase a more expensive version of Office 365 either, users can choose between Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal and Office 365 University.
Tablets will overtake PC sales by 2015 but desktop is far from being dead PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 July 2014 19:15
The tablet market is making quick moves to overtake the PC market, and this has a lot to do with the relative failure that is Windows 8. However, while the PC market has been on a downward spiral for several years now, things might not be as bad in 2014 as previously thought. Latest report from Gartner shows the PC market is poised to stage a small revival in 2014. In 2013, the PC market experienced a massive 9.5 percent in decline. However, in 2014, the PC market is expected to decline by just 2.9 percent. "2014 will be marked by a relative revival of the global PC market," said Gartner Research Director Ranjit Atwal in a statement. "Business upgrades from Windows XP and the general business replacement cycle will lessen the downward trend, especially in Western Europe. This year, we anticipate nearly 60 million professional PC replacements in mature markets." This is good news for Microsoft, as the company is finding
Surface Pro 3 WiFi Fix Released PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 05:30

Surface Pro 3 WiFi Fix Released

Word on the grapevine last week was that Microsoft was to preparing a fix for the Surface Pro 3 WiFi issue that has been bugging the tablet owners every time they woke up their slates from sleep. In fact, judging by the comments, several users have reported this limited WiFi connectivity problem. And just as the reports suggested, Microsoft released a bunch of updates for the new tablet late yesterday. The company has not actually detailed the Surface Pro 3 fixes, but the update history page for the tablet reveals that the firmware update for the month does bring a fix for the WiFi bug. Going by the name of Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth 15.68.3042.79 pack, this release comes with fixes that not only enhance system stability, reduce power consumption in low-power states, but also improve some Wi-Fi connection scenarios. Sounds good enough — though we will have to wait for user feedback on whether this patch does indeed fix this rather irritating problem...We have the download link posted at windows8newsinfo forum.




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