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Kurt Hildebrand
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Lane Shelton
Vice President of Software Business Development
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Windows 8.1 Start Menu - Shut down

Behold! The Start Button!

What Was Old Is New Again in Windows 8.1

by Lane Shelton | 09.26.13

In this series, we’re presenting a first look at Windows 8.1. Today, we’ll be talking about the famous Start button. 

One of the major barriers to 8 adoption in the first place was the radically different user experience of the “Modern” interface, which was too different to justify for day-to-day users. We’d heard that Microsoft was adding the Start button back, along with the ability to boot to desktop, bypassing the unfamiliar tile screen. We also heard they would establish lock-downs at the corporate IT level to give managers the ability to re-create the more familiar Windows 7 experience for traditional users. Here’s what we experienced:

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Windows 8.1 First Impressions - Using the operating system on a tablet.

Windows 8.1 First Impressions

Is the Update a Viable Business Platform?

by Lane Shelton | 09.24.13

There’s been something missing from the Windows 8 platform that gives a large number of our business customers pause, and we understand the concerns. Windows 8 was a radical departure from the Windows we’ve all been using since the early days. Flashing tiles, a new interface layered on top of a traditional interface in one OS—we heard time and again from customers large and small that it was too much change. Many of those same customers just finished rolling out Windows 7, or were somewhere in the middle of their refresh to 7, and Windows 8 proved to be a bridge too far. 

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Adobe Is Changing the Software Licensing Game

The Top 3 Benefits of VIP Licensing

by Josh Sutelman | 08.26.13

In June 2013, Adobe reinvented itself by creating a new licensing model, the Value Incentive Program (VIP), which is a brand new way for Adobe to update its industry-leading lineup of software. This change has come as something of a system shock, as it has completely done away with the old model of upgrading software. But as I’ll show you, there are three big advantages to the new VIP model.

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