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Five reasons why the Windows desktop isn't going away

Five reasons why the Windows desktop isn't going away | Microsoft | Scoop.it
The speculation on the next version of Windows (code-named Blue) is getting out of hand.
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Couldn't agree more with Ed Bott ...

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Training in Business's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:12 AM

Five reasons why the Windows desktop isn't going away

 

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The Windows Desktop Cycle

The Windows Desktop Cycle | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Windows comes out in a flip-flop fashion with every other release being a “long term support, heavily stable” release and the alternate releases being the “new technology preview” releases. 

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Microsoft Blesses OnLive Windows-On-iPad: One Catch

Microsoft Blesses OnLive Windows-On-iPad: One Catch | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Upstart service that brings virtual Windows desktop to iPad gets approval from Microsoft, at a price. It has swapped Windows 7 for Windows Server 2008, a change users say stinks.

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Microsoft Takes OnLive to Task for Offering Free Windows, Office to iPad Users

Microsoft Takes OnLive to Task for Offering Free Windows, Office to iPad Users | Microsoft | Scoop.it

While we debate whether Microsoft port its Office productivity suite to the iPad and Android-based tablets, a third-party has done just that, offering both to consumers for free.

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Look At How Windows Has Changed Since It Was First Invented In 1985

Look At How Windows Has Changed Since It Was First Invented In 1985 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Next week, Microsoft will release the first public beta of Windows 8. It will be the biggest change to how Windows looks and feels since the product was invented in 1985. But don't take our word for it. See for yourself....

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Running Windows on an Apple iPad

Running Windows on an Apple iPad | Microsoft | Scoop.it

I love the convenience of the iPad but there are times when I miss Windows apps. It is not just for work; there is nothing on the iPad to rival Jack Bridge, for example.

The solution is to run Windows on the iPad via remote desktop.

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Top Ten Features of Windows 8 Control Panel

Top Ten Features of Windows 8 Control Panel | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Windows 8 Control Panel has been revamped with a plethora of new shortcuts, applet for various system components, and quick links to configure consoles while comprising Windows 8 native utilities related settings and toggles.

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10 meter Windows Phone erected in Paris

10 meter Windows Phone erected in Paris | Microsoft | Scoop.it

We previously touched on Paris being the next location where a giant Windows Phone is to be constructed, just like the event in New York last month.

Today, we've got an idea of what the setup looks like. In the photo above we can clearly see the erected display (behind a tree) with what appear to be demo stands situated just in front.

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Windows 7 set to capture enterprise dominance, despite Windows 8 looming on the horizon

Windows 7 set to capture enterprise dominance, despite Windows 8 looming on the horizon | Microsoft | Scoop.it

According to information compiled by IT provider Softchoice, Windows 7 appears to have sufficient legs underneath it to reach full enterprise dominance, even with Windows 8 slowly forming in the distance; Windows 8, perhaps given how unproven it remains, appears not to be slowing Windows 7′s adoption.

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Windows 8 now includes touch gesture to close Metro apps

Windows 8 now includes touch gesture to close Metro apps | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

Windows 8 apparently now includes a way to close Metro style applications just by touch gesture, rather than by using the task manager which is in the developer's preview version of the OS.

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10 things to love about Windows 8

10 things to love about Windows 8 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

There’s a lot to like about Windows 8, especially if you are ready to cut the cord from an installed desktop application base and transition to Web applications and Windows 8 native applications.

Here are 10 things I think are great about Windows 8.

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Kinect for Windows to offer 'Minority Report' computer control

Kinect for Windows to offer 'Minority Report' computer control | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A new generation of PCs controlled by gestures is on its way, after Microsoft revealed it is specially adapting its Xbox Kinect technology for Windows computers.

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Windows Phone 7.5: Microsoft’s Overachieving Underdog

Windows Phone 7.5: Microsoft’s Overachieving Underdog | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The new update to this inventive mobile operating system is a real alternative to the iPhone and Android.

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Windows 8 now up to 2.36% market share but Microsoft sees Windows 7 decline for the first time

Windows 8 now up to 2.36% market share but Microsoft sees Windows 7 decline for the first time | Microsoft | Scoop.it

We're entering a new year, and already Windows 7 has lost market share for the first time since its release. Windows 8 meanwhile continues to push forward.

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Windows overall market share is still 91.71 percent ...

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Microsoft roadmap leaks for Office 15, IE 10 and more key products

Microsoft roadmap leaks for Office 15, IE 10 and more key products | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Screen shots of a Microsoft product roadmap for partners have leaked to the Web. Here are the key take-aways.

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Windows 3.1 rebooted: Microsoft's DOS destroyer turns 20

Windows 3.1 rebooted: Microsoft's DOS destroyer turns 20 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Yes it crashed a lot. It crashed less than its predecessor though, and kept Microsoft on the path to desktop domination. This was Windows 3.1, released on 6 April 1992, nearly two years after Windows 3.0 was pushed out in May 1990.

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How to Get Windows on the iPad (With Microsoft’s Blessing)

How to Get Windows on the iPad (With Microsoft’s Blessing) | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Nivio offers an internet service — the nDesktop — that streams Windows onto all sorts of machines, including Macs, PCs, and Google Chromebooks as well as the same devices targeted by the OnLive Desktop: iPads and Android tablets.

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Kinect for Windows to launch with "limited quantities"

Kinect for Windows to launch with "limited quantities" | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has revealed more information about the upcoming Windows version of the Kinect motion gesture controller which will go on sale beginning February 1 for $249.

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11 Reasons Why Windows Phone will Overtake Android in next 3 Years

11 Reasons Why Windows Phone will Overtake Android in next 3 Years | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following point and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “3 years down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android” says Udayan Banerjee (CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd).

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Windows Phone Marketplace passes 45,000 apps as Apple announces 500,000 for iOS

Windows Phone Marketplace passes 45,000 apps as Apple announces 500,000 for iOS | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace has now reached 45,000 applications. The Marketplace has grown by 5,000 applications in under a month.

Microsoft previously reached 40,000 apps in mid-November.

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Right Now, There Are 1.25 Billion Windows PCs Worldwide

Right Now, There Are 1.25 Billion Windows PCs Worldwide | Microsoft | Scoop.it

As part of his pitch to developers, Windows Web Services VP Antoine Leblond threw out some stats to show how enormous the Windows installed base.

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Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature revealed, plays nicely with ReFS

Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature revealed, plays nicely with ReFS | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Storage Spaces in Windows 8 will link up with Microsoft’s new Resilient File System (ReFS) to create a new level of redundancy in Windows 8.

Microsoft’s new Storage Spaces feature of Windows 8 will automatically correct any data that has become corrupted over the various Pool Drives in a particular data set.

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Spike in Windows Phone 7 Facebook usage could indicate strong holiday sales

Spike in Windows Phone 7 Facebook usage could indicate strong holiday sales | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

A sharp spike in Windows Phone 7 Facebook application usage appears to indicate that Windows Phone is selling better this holiday season.

 

The number of monthly active users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Facebook application has increased by 100,000 in two weeks.

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Chinese man makes Windows 7 tablet for girlfriend for $125

Chinese man makes Windows 7 tablet for girlfriend for $125 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A report claims that a Chinese student made a tablet with Windows 7 as a present for his girlfriend, based on buying a $78 laptop and then converting the product to a tablet for a total cost of $125.

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Microsoft Lists 9 Windows 8 Improvements, Ideas Inspired From User Comments

Microsoft Lists 9 Windows 8 Improvements, Ideas Inspired From User Comments | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Now, Microsoft has promised some new improvements, which are going to be applied on the Windows 8 Start screen, the overall mouse and keyboard experience on the Metro based desktop and many others.

As Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky wrote, "We've been watching the comments closely and have seen the full spectrum of reactions as one would expect when the core interface changes," all of these changes are inspired by user feedback.

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