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Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why | PCWorld

Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why | PCWorld | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The much-maligned slate actually has its fanboys. We talk to living, breathing people who use Microsoft's low-end tablet PC.
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Surface RT is NOT dead...

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The Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Is Out, Here’s Where To Get It And What It Contains | TechCrunch

The Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Is Out, Here’s Where To Get It And What It Contains | TechCrunch | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Today Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, an early build of the coming Windows 8 refresh aimed at large companies that need extensive control features to keep their machines, software and data secure...
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How quickly will IT embrace Windows 8.1?  My guess 8.2 or 8.3 will start the migration...

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Ballmer sells windows1.0

The commercial of Windows 1.0. Steve Ballmer telling about all the features of the OS
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A little tongue in cheek comedy, WIndows 1.0... Windows will be 30 years old in 2015. :)

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The Windows 8.1 Preview is here!

Find out more: http://preview.windows.com
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OH YEAH! 

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New Coke? | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

New Coke? | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s communications chief has a tough job these days, and with Windows 8 is under attack from all sides he’s bravely called for a return to the center and a less partisan conversation about the new OS. There’s just one problem: The periodicals he’s called out for engaging in “sensationalism and hyperbole” are in fact right about Microsoft’s strategy. And ignoring that is the real problem.

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ExACTly

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How to choose an entry-level Windows 8 tablet

How to choose an entry-level Windows 8 tablet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Unique keyboards and accessories are where these very similar PCs stand out. Read this article by Dan Ackerman on CNET.
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Reasonable choices here

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How to use Windows 8's cool new file-copy feature | PCWorld

How to use Windows 8's cool new file-copy feature  | PCWorld | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
If you're not paying attention, you might overlook one of Windows 8's best little improvements.
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Office 365 | Windows 8 and RT Experience | Paul Thurrott | Office 365 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

Office 365 | Windows 8 and RT Experience | Paul Thurrott | Office 365 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Office 365 for businesses on mobile devices focuses on the new mobile environment, previously called “Metro,” that’s available in Windows 8 and RT.
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Cloud ased Office is the future!

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Windows 8 tablets hit 3 million shipped in first quarter

Windows 8 tablets hit 3 million shipped in first quarter | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft and PC makers shipped a little more than 3 million tablets in the first quarter, according to preliminary results from Strategy Analytics. Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
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A slow start but momentum is growing

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Toshiba Debuts a Windows 8 Laptop for the Filthy Rich [HANDS ON]

Toshiba Debuts a Windows 8 Laptop for the Filthy Rich [HANDS ON] | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Toshiba is going high-end with its new KIRAbook, a high-end Windows 8 laptop that kicks off the company's KIRA line of luxury products.
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I want one! :)

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Microsoft updates 6 core Windows 8 apps, turning News into a Google Reader replacement

Microsoft updates 6 core Windows 8 apps, turning News into a Google Reader replacement | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Announced this morning, and partially released over the night, Bing's AppEx team has updated six core Windows 8 applications: News, Weather, Finance, Travel, Sports, and Maps. These ...
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Yes!

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New Windows 8 and WP8 apps offer Microsoft Office Webinar videos - Neowin

New Windows 8 and WP8 apps offer Microsoft Office Webinar videos - Neowin | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft has released new apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 that offer quick access to the company's Office Webinar videos where people can learn more about Office 2013.
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Office 2013 is great!

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Windows 8 tablets to go quad-core? Intel talks next chip

Windows 8 tablets to go quad-core? Intel talks next chip | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Will Windows 8.1 get a lift from quad-core tablets? It looks likely. Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
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Quad core has been around for a while, and fpr non RT tablets this makes sense

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10 advantages Windows 8 tablets have over the iPad and Android | ZDNet

10 advantages Windows 8 tablets have over the iPad and Android | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 tablets may be behind the iPad and Android tablets in market share but they have significant advantages over the competition. Here are 10 of them.
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YES!  The benefits of Windows 7 desktop...

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Goodbye Windows 8, hello Windows 8.1 | ZDNet

Goodbye Windows 8, hello Windows 8.1 | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Moving to a continuous development cadence will require Microsoft to make a lot of decisions that might not make everyone feel warm and fuzzy.
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Why 3D printing in Windows 8.1 is huge for Microsoft and entrepreneurs

Why 3D printing in Windows 8.1 is huge for Microsoft and entrepreneurs | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
One of the most pleasant surprises today at Microsoft Build was the news that Windows 8.1 will natively support 3D printing. Here's why it helps the big M and small companies.
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A 3D printer is where color printers were back in the early 1990's...by the end of this decade (2020) 3D printers will be cheaper and commonplace

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Windows 8.1 in-depth hands-on: features, apps, impressions and screenshots (video)

Windows 8.1 in-depth hands-on: features, apps, impressions and screenshots (video) | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

The last time we The last time we wrote about Windows 8.1, we had lots to talk about, but very little to share in the way of hands-on impressions. You see, though Microsoft unveiled loads of new features, apps and UI tweaks, it only released a handful of screenshots -- and nobody outside the company was permitted to actually use the new software.

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8 DOT ONE is da bomb?  Perhaps...

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Revive the F8 method of booting Windows 8 into Safe Mode | TechRepublic

Revive the F8 method of booting Windows 8 into Safe Mode | TechRepublic | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
It is possible to reconfigure the Windows 8 boot process to allow you to use the F8 key to access the Advanced Boot Options menu of old.
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Never had to do this yet but its just a matter of time

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How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8

How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8 | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
What’s up with user accounts in Windows 8? It’s not complicated – Microsoft wants everyone to use an online account to sign into their desktop operating system.
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Yes this helps spread settings among other computers with Windows 8

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Develop High Performance Windows 8 Application with HTML5 and JavaScript | Best Practices & Tips - Dr. Doris Chen's Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Doris is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States.
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Developer wannabees take notice

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Strategy Analytics: Microsoft's share of tablet market quadrupled after Windows 8

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft's share of tablet market quadrupled after Windows 8 | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Say what you like about Windows 8, but before it arrived Microsoft's presence in the tablet sphere was as small as it was stagnant. By the reckoning of
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GOOD news...

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Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button

Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return...
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Like the "New Coke", the "Classic" Start button has back by demand

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Microsoft Makes 1,000 Windows 8 Quickstart Kits Available To iOS Developers: $25 For Win 8 Pro & Parallels For Mac | TechCrunch

Microsoft Makes 1,000 Windows 8 Quickstart Kits Available To iOS Developers: $25 For Win 8 Pro & Parallels For Mac | TechCrunch | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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interesting...

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Windows 8.1 May Include a 'Boot to Desktop' Option

Windows 8.1 May Include a 'Boot to Desktop' Option | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
A new rumor suggests the drop in PC sales has prompted Microsoft drastic measures to alleviate customer fears over Windows 8.
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Not a rumor anymore!

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Windows 8 update to offer traditional desktop, says report

Windows 8 update to offer traditional desktop, says report | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Windows 8.1, aka Windows Blue, will let you turn off the tile-based interface and boot into the standard desktop, according to a report.
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Its more of a compromise and intergration

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