Windows 8 and 81

  • December 03, 2012 03 Dec'12

    Windows 8: New Year, New Version?

    One of my favorite Windows pundits is Woody Leonhard (a bona fide Windows and Office guru). He definitely grabbed my attention, and started me thinking hard this morning, with his piece for the ...

  • November 29, 2012 29 Nov'12

    Microsoft sells 40 million Windows 8 licenses -- but whom to?

    Microsoft claims that 40 million users have already moved to Windows 8, but IT pros doubt that many of those licenses went to corporate shops. Microsoft claims it sold 40 million licenses for ...

  • November 26, 2012 26 Nov'12

    IT plays waiting game with Windows 8 application support

    Windows 8 sales sputter as businesses wait for third-party software to be certified on Microsoft's new operating system.

  • November 26, 2012 26 Nov'12

    "Real Windows 8 users are not using the Metro apps."

    Today's blog title is a verbatim quote from David Gewirtz' absolutely fascinating ZDNet story entitled "Dogfooding Windows 8: six long-term Windows users tell all." It also nicely summarizes my own ...

  • November 21, 2012 21 Nov'12

    Windows 8 Enterprise Features

    OK, so let's assume that -- just for grins -- an enterprise might be willing to ask the question: "What's in Windows 8 for my kind of business computing needs?" Michael Otney, a regular contributor ...

  • November 19, 2012 19 Nov'12

    Windows 8 security features improve, but IT concerns remain

    Microsoft made several security improvements in Windows 8, such as adding the new Secure Boot feature. But vulnerabilities remain.

  • November 19, 2012 19 Nov'12

    Jakob Nielsen slams Win8

    Before I cover what Mr. Nielsen has to say about Windows 8,  let me explain a little about who Jakob Nielsen is. A former Sun Distinguished Engineer (back in the days when that really meant ...

  • November 16, 2012 16 Nov'12

    The Enterprise Path to Win8 Adoption

    Over at Forbes, David K. Johnson has just released a very interesting article entitled "Seven Reasons Windows 8 Adoption in the Enterprise Is at Risk." The story poses some potentially noteworthy ...

  • November 15, 2012 15 Nov'12

    Will quicker Office and Windows releases help or hurt IT?

    As Microsoft tries to become as agile as Apple and Google, there's concern that fast-paced Windows releases won't work for enterprise customers.

  • November 14, 2012 14 Nov'12

    Wish List: Windows 8 Tablet Requirements for Business Use

    I've been working with Windows 8 for nearly one year now, and am slowly but surely moving into the mindset needed for the new OS's take on desktop and tablet computing. I've been lucky enough to ...

  • November 09, 2012 09 Nov'12

    Heads-up! First Win8 Critical Security Updates A'Comin!

    Next Tuesday, November 13, will be the first Patch Tuesday since the official Windows 8 release occurred on October 26. Thus, it's entirely fitting that Windows 8 will receive its first-ever ...

  • November 05, 2012 05 Nov'12

    The Windows 8 Upgrade Experience

    OK, so now I've been through it, too. On my brand-new Dell XPS-13, I've exercised the $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8 (followed by a $40 Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro) to catch the machine's OS up ...

  • October 31, 2012 31 Oct'12

    What Does It Take to Use Win8 on a Business PC?

    Today, I'm doing a recap and shout-out to Tony Bradley's excellent PCWorld blog entitled "10 Essential Ingredients of a Killer Windows 8 Business PC." Instead of the Sony Vaio with which he kicks ...

  • October 26, 2012 26 Oct'12

    OK, Here's a Windows 8 Upgrade deal...

    When I jumped up onto the Lenovo site this morning, I saw that their Support page how features this snazzy new graphical element at its mid-upper right side: You can tell this is really new stuff, ...

  • October 25, 2012 25 Oct'12

    Microsoft's latest 'bet the farm' operating system wager debuts

    Windows 8 will finally launch this week, but whether IT pros embrace it remains to be seen.