Tag: Operating System

19
Jun

Microsoft Announces New Tablet Computer

Introducing Microsoft Surface! Tablet computers are the latest craze in the computer world. Apple’s iPad is the reigning champion, commanding 62% of the U.S.’s $75 billion tablet market. In an effort to usurp Apple’s position, Microsoft announced Jun. 18, 2012, that it will release two new tablet computers, the Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro,…

15
Jun

Microsoft Takes Proactive Approach to Computer Protection

We’ve heard a lot about what the new Windows 8 operating system has to offer like its Metro interface, super-fast operating speed and dual touchscreen keyboards – one for thumb use and one for regular typing. We’ve also heard that consumers will have to pay extra to play CDs and DVDs with Windows 8. What…

1
Jun

Microsoft Launches Final Windows 8 Preview

A third Windows 8 Release Preview became available for downloading on May 31, 2012. That same day, in a post on Microsoft’s MSDN blog, Steven Sinofsky announced that this final preview, before the Windows 8 RTM (release to manufacturing), contains the Windows 8 operating system, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to…

31
May

Something to Dislike About Windows 8

lot has been written about what Windows 8 has to offer, but few ever talk about what it lacks. One thing that the Windows 8 operating system will lack is CD and DVD playback capability as a standard component, according to post on Microsoft’s website. Says Microsoft, “For optical disc playback on new Windows 8…

30
May

RIM Shares Plummet as Company Struggles

BlackBerry lovers will be sorry to hear that Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerry, continues to struggle. Once dominant in the smart phone marketplace, RIM is doing all it can just to stay afloat. On May 30, 2012, it was announced that RIM (RIMM), which is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, suffered…

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…

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…

25
Apr

Why Virtualization Could Be Good for Small Businesses

We’re all familiar with the needs of large enterprises. So, their embracing of virtualization makes perfect sense. But many small-business owners doubt that virtualization is a good idea for their organizations because they don’t have the same needs as their enterprise-running colleagues. The truth is small businesses can benefit from virtualization in ways that many…

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

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…

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