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Microsoft Announces $99 Windows Tablets PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:29

Microsoft Announces $99 Windows Tablets

Redmond sure is on a roll. The magical figure of $99 for Windows powered tablets has now officially been confirmed by the company at the prestigious WPC 2014 event. Chief operating officer Kevin Turner revealed at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington earlier today that the company is working with hardware vendors to bring very affordable slates to the market that could be sold for as low as $99. Sure, they will not be produced by Microsoft, but the technology titan said that several partners in China are readying such tablets that would be available at these affordable prices. Additionally, he also confirmed that Redmond is working with other companies to launch notebooks that would be priced at around $250, running Windows 8.1. This probably ties into the rumor that Microsoft is making Windows licensing free for devices that are under the $250 mark. And although no other details have been provided, the Microsoft COO explained that launch of these budget devices could take place this fall...Follow the release of less expensive Windows 8 tablets on our forum.

 

 
Windows Reportedly Available For Free PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 07:52

Windows Reportedly Available For Free

One good thing follows another, or something like that? Redmond is already offering free Windows licenses to OEMs that build devices with displays smaller than 9 inches. But according to a new report, the company might expand this offer to include more devices. It appears that the software titan is planning to offer its modern operating system at no cost to manufacturers that make products that retail for $250 and under — the idea, once again, being to boost the adoption of the platform in the mobile world. Rarely do entry level tablets offer an excellent experience, but Microsoft knows that these budget devices sell in high amounts, more so in emerging markets where Android is the dominant platform. One also has to keep in mind that tablets with displays smaller than 9 inches are facing increased competition from phablets and large screen smartphones...Join us at windows8newsinfo forum and stay up to date with everything Windows 8 and beyond.

 

 
Windows or Mac? Each has its selling points PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 July 2014 19:33
A preview of the new Windows 9 operating system will be shown all over the known universe this fall. The scuttlebutt is it will correct the mess known as Windows 8; computer users will no longer be forced to look at a screen meant for tablet users. (Yep, that's what it was designed for.) The final product won't be out until spring of 2015. (And we have found that all "new release" dates change frequently.) So if you want to buy a new computer now, should you go with Windows or Mac? Most people choose Windows. It's what they use at work, it's cheaper and it works with a ton of programs. But with the new iMac, it's time to rethink that. The latest version of the 21.5-inch iMac is a nice all-in-one desktop machine. At $1,099, it's $200 less than the average Mac all-in-one. Sure, it has only half the storage space: 500 gigabytes instead of a terabyte.
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Windows 9 aka Threshold Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu. PDF Print E-mail
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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.
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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

 

 
Poor WiFi performance PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 July 2014 07:43

Poor WiFi performance

If you are facing poor WiFi performance and random connectivity issues, while using a Windows PC to connect to certain WiFi hotspots, here are a few things you may want to try. Maybe even the Wireless Network connection gets dropped! In most cases this can occur if your Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer is on battery power since some WiFi hotspots use wireless AP’s or routers which do not support the 802.11 Power Save protocol. Plug in and connect to the Mains and see if that makes a difference, because when the PC is plugged into a power source, the wireless network adapter is configured to use Maximum Performance mode, which turns off the 802.11 power save mode. When an 802.11 wireless network adapter that is set to use power save mode wants to enter a sleep state, the adapter indicates this intention to the wireless AP. The adapter does this by setting the power save option in its packets or in the 802.11 frames that it sends to the wireless AP, states KB928152...For more on what you can do turn to windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference 2014: 3 Things to Watch PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 July 2014 17:28
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9. On Monday in Washington, DC, Microsoft will kick off its annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Over the last few months, new CEO Satya Nadella has taken the stage before a number of important Microsoft constituents, including developers and investors. Nadella has earned mostly praise for these appearances, but partners will bring their own set of unique needs and questions. Microsoft handles sales and support for more of its products and services than it has in the past, but it still counts on partners for billions in revenue. Nadella no doubt knows that he and other execs will need to put on a persuasive show at the WPC. On Wednesday, the company made a barrage of cloud-related announcements to set the tone, and if that weren't enough, Nadella published a 3,000-word essay on Thursday outlining his philosophies and goals as CEO.
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Windows 9 Screen Shots Leak Out PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 July 2014 08:34

Windows 9 Screen Shots Leak Out

Some new information about Windows 9 has surfaced over at Chiploco.com. 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.
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