Tag: Microsoft Windows

4
May

Windows 8 Release Preview Scheduled for Early June

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Windows 8 lately, mainly because it’s shaping up to be a real contender for Apple’s iPad. Yes, the iPad 3 is already out and Windows 8 is still in its testing phase, but some who have tried it – and who know a thing or two about computers…

4
May

Should you upgrade to Windows 7

Why You Should Upgrade Windows 7 The introduction of first the developer and then the customer previews of Windows 8 have caused some people to forget all about Windows 7. We must remember that wide release of Windows 8 remains months away, and many small-business owners are just starting to upgrade their companies’ computers to…

3
May

Have you heard of Ransomware?

People running Windows servers have yet another cyber threat to worry about. Something known as RansomWare has been making the rounds lately, holding small-business owners’ important files hostage until they meet the hackers’ ransom demands. Small businesses tend to come under fire from hackers more often than larger businesses because small businesses often use less…

2
May

Will Windows 8 Give The iPad A Run For It’s Money?

The consumer preview of Windows 8 has been out long enough for people to get some idea of how using Microsoft’s new operating system on a tablet compares to any iPad, but in particular, the iPad 3. It has its pluses and minuses, like everything else, but overall, those in the know seem to think…

24
Apr

Microsoft Extends Big Easy

Everybody likes to save money. So, if you neglected to take advantage of Microsoft’s Big Easy sale, originally set to end on Mar. 31, don’t despair. You now have until May 31 to get in on the savings. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, when you buy or renew eligible open software agreements, you get 15%…

29
Mar

IE 10 and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Those who have already downloaded and started using Microsoft’s Windows 8 consumer preview may have noticed that the Metro-style version of Internet Explorer 10 has some new features that didn’t appear in the developer’s preview that Microsoft released back in September 2011. For example, IE 10 will have both the Metro Style touch version, which…

16
Mar

Are you ready for Windows Embedded Standard 8?

Yet another Windows preview is available for folks to download. This time, it’s the Windows Embedded Standard 8 operating system, which according to Microsoft, will make it “easier for devices to extend enterprise business intelligence with improved device management, servicing and data connectivity.” It can be accessed and downloaded here. This could be welcome news for…

15
Mar

Don’t Forget About Microsoft’s Big Easy Offering

It’s easy to procrastinate, especially when it comes to doing mundane or tedious tasks such as upgrading software. But when there are savings involved, it makes sense to put upgrading your company’s software somewhere near the top of your list of priorities. Microsoft’s Big Easy offer allows small-business owners to save 15% off Microsoft’s estimated…

15
Mar

Are you ready for Microsoft SQL Server 2012?

Close on the heels of the release of the Windows 8 consumer preview comes Microsoft’s announcement of the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on Mar. 6, 2012. Those who want to test SQL Server 2012 can download a “fully functional” trial version of the software that will expire automatically after six months. Those who are already…

8
Mar

Get your hands on Windows 8 before the actual release

On Feb. 29, 2012, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft officially launched the consumer preview version of its new Windows 8 operating system. For those who have been waiting, it’s available to download. According to Kent Walter on the Windows Experience blog, Windows 8 is compatible with tablets, laptops and desktops. No need…

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