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Microsoft Windows 8.1 For Business

Windows 8.1 for Business: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

Three Reasons to Make the Switch Now

by Lane Shelton | 10.03.13

In this final installment of our Windows 8.1 series, we’ll get right down to it and let you know why we think this is the OS version that will make your upgrade worthwhile. So if you’re thinking about how your future computing environment should look and planning some kind of transformative element in your next refresh cycle, we say give Windows 8.1 a serious look for three reasons:

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Windows 8.1 Interface

Windows 8.1: The New Modern Experience

4 Big Changes to the New UI

by Lane Shelton | 10.01.13

In this series, we’re presenting a first look at Windows 8.1. Today, we’ll be looking at the changes to the Windows 8 “Modern” interface. For those of you who are fans of the new Modern UI backbone of Windows 8, here are the changes we noticed immediately. These are four of our initial impressions, the things that jumped out at us as we’ve been using Windows 8 on our companion devices since launch.

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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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Microsoft Windows 8 has brought many changes to your traditional desktop. The start button is now the start screen, and this start screen displays new active, dynamic tiles. From a technological perspective, Microsoft flattened the architecture allowing for quicker boot ups, faster application launch, and less stress on the compiler. Read on to learn more about these beneficial changes in Windows 8.

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