Windows 8 and 8.1

It might not have been a smashing success because of all its radical changes, but Windows 8 and 8.1 are both present in a lot of organizations. Keep an eye on any key developments surrounding the less-loved version of Windows.

Windows 8 and 8.1 News

  • August 24, 2016 24 Aug'16

    Windows OS updates get simpler -- but there's a trade-off

    Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.

  • January 11, 2016 11 Jan'16

    Say Goodbye to Windows 8.0?

    Thanks to some fine print in its Windows 8.1 support lifecycle policy, Windows 8.0 users lose maintstream support from Microsoft starting on January 12, 2016.

  • June 09, 2015 09 Jun'15

    Win8 Versions Overtake XP: Where's Win10?

    Every now and then I like to drop into and see what's up on the Internet with desktop operating systems. Even as they grow increasingly passe and irrelevant, I'm still fascinated ...

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    Windows 10 adoption will follow smaller, quicker updates

    Enterprise adoption of Windows 10 isn't likely to follow the same pattern as for Windows 7, and that's a good thing, writes columnist Brian Madden.

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