With the competition tightening in the cloud environment day by day, Microsoft wants to bring innovation in terms of document creation, editing and sharing through its Office products. Thus, the company based in Redmond has two types of versions available for its popular Office suite.
The first one called Office 2013 represents a traditional single device license, while the other is called Office 365 and is based on an annual subscription service for a license which can be used on multiple devices. The latter includes additional services like cloud integration for saving and sharing documents.
Microsoft’s new operating system is gaining more traction with each day that passes, but users get used to it harder than they did with the previous version. This is due to the fact that Windows 8 comes with a redesigned and improved user interface. Here are the coolest six features in Windows 8 that most users don’t know about.
With Windows based computers things are now much easier than they used to be back in the old ’98 or XP era. You now have apps running inside tiles, touch enabled interface and so on, but what about the old re-install the operating system process?
Well, thanks to an interestingly engineered feature from Windows 8, it is now a lot easier and faster to repair and re-install the OS that your computer came with. I’m talking about the Reset PC feature which is among the new features that the latest operating system from Microsoft comes with.
Even though Microsoft has infirmed numerous times the rumors about them entering the tablet market, the company from Redmond has recently showcased a new product called Microsoft Surface which is designed to compete with the Android tablets and the iPad. This new tablet is Microsoft’s first attempt to directly compete with other hardware manufacturers like Samsung or Apple, which have been fighting for a couple of years for that number one spot. We’ll just have to wait for the product to be officially available for sale, in order to see if they will be able to grab some of the… Continue to Microsoft Entering The Tablet Market With Surface
Microsoft’s approach on cloud computing for the general public is called SkyDrive, which now has an official client released. Right from the start I have to say that SkyDrive client is back-words compatible with several operating systems from Microsoft, including Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server SP2.
As you would expect from a new technology or software, it will come with built in support for Windows 8 (including a dedicated Metro app), even though the SkyDrive client will be used at launch mainly on Windows 7.
As you might already found out by now, there will be three versions of the upcoming Microsoft newest OS: a simple Windows 8 which targets the common users, a more sophisticated and well-equipped Windows 8 Pro that has been designed in order to fulfill the requests of enthusiastic users and corporations, and a third version which targets the tablets which will use ARM technology. The latter version is called Windows RT and many are wondering where does this name is coming from?
Windows Vista will not receive any regular support from Microsoft. The users, however, will benefit from an Extended Support Program.
Microsoft drops down Vista support. Most of the users of this operating system will not receive updates anymore. The “Extended Support” program continues until 2017, but in this period the Redmond based company will be offering rare security updates and paid updates.
Starting with 10th of April, 2012, the Windows Vista common users can choose between an upgrade or keeping their OS without complete support from Microsoft.
An Android user recently reported that Microsoft denied a legitimately won prize at a challenge proposed by the Redmond based company to determine if a device running on Windows Phone could load faster than an Android phone two weather widgets in two different cities. The incident took place in Santa Clara, USA, and quickly circulated on the Internet as an advertising strategy that ended up badly for Microsoft.
There is nothing new about the rivalry between Microsoft and Apple, PC or Mac are the two options that most users have when choosing a computer. Regular consumers do have a choice, but what about the employees of each company? Well, we can tell you the obvious; in Cupertino there is no trace of Windows, and in Redmond there are no signs of Apple. But it seems that Microsoft has taken it one step further by recently banning its employees from purchasing Apple products like Macs or iPads with company funds.
Even though Microsoft’s main business refers to the Windows operating system and Office suites, they are also hardware manufacturers as well. Among the most popular devices manufactured by Microsoft we find the keyboard and mouse.
With the upcoming Windows 8, the company based in Redmond wants to bring new features to the table, considering the fact that the new operating system supports mouse gestures and also offers numerous shortcuts for your keyboard.