Tag: windows 7

24
Jul

Microsoft Office on over 1 Billion computers

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, from July 8-12, 2012, was an exciting event for both Microsoft and its partners. It gave Microsoft a chance to make many announcements, some of which Microsoft partners have eagerly anticipated. It also gave partners a chance to talk with Microsoft representatives, who they might not otherwise have access to,…

16
Jul

Microsoft says Windows 8 will be out sometime in October

Those who have been wondering exactly when Microsoft would officially release its new Windows 8 operating system, the wait is over. According to the Huffington Post, Windows 8 will become available for purchase in October 2012. As many suspected, the timing is perfect for Christmas and other gift-giving holidays that fall around that time of…

25
Jun

Windows 8 May Challenge Those Using It on Windows 7 Machines

Upgrading to Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is probably not an absolute necessity for those already using Windows 7. For those who decide they want to upgrade as soon as Windows 8 is offered in wide release, they should know that some Windows 7 machines may make using the new operating system challenging. Tim…

4
Jun

Microsoft Ends iPad’s Free Ride

Rumor has it that Microsoft’s Windows 8, once it’s officially released in fall 2012, could give Apple’s iPad a run for its money. In the meantime, Microsoft has thrown an obstacle in the path of iPad users who access Windows 7 via virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). According to Kevin McLaughlin in his article for CRN,…

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…

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…

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…

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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