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Windows 8 Central
More than 133,000 homes and businesses have now connected to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme.
Express Data has placed its first Microsoft Office 365 order as part of a hybrid solution for partner Professional Advantage.
The recently released Windows 8.1 is “light years ahead” of last year’s Windows 8, according to Lenovo Thinkpad product manager, Simon Kent.
- Microsoft thinks BYOD with Surface 2 tablet and Windows RT 8.1
- Windows 8 surpasses Vista's uptake rate -- 10 months after launch
- Report: Windows 8.1 is ready to ship
- Steve Ballmer's retirement letter to Microsoft employees
- Sayonara, Steve: How a new Microsoft CEO can breathe new life into Windows
- Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1
- Lenovo gives Windows 8 vote of no confidence by bundling Start menu stand-in
- Windows tablets capture more share, but Surface suffers
- Asus slowly backs away from Windows RT tablets
- Microsoft faces lonely road with Surface RT tablets
- Microsoft should yank Windows RT for Windows RT's own good
- Microsoft to update Windows Phone 8, minor changes
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In his last letter to shareholders, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hammered on the same themes he and other execs struck three weeks ago before Wall Street analysts.
Steve Ballmer isn't necessarily a bad CEO. After all, Microsoft's on strong financial footing. But Ballmer made enough bad product decisions - Zune, Kin, Vista and perhaps Surface - to suggest that Microsoft employees, swayed by a forced-ranking employee rating system, told him what he wanted to hear, not what he needed to hear. If that culture doesn't change, Ballmer's replacement will fare even worse than he did.
CEO Ballmer and his predecessor shared a vision of how Microsoft could stay on top by focusing on Windows.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer survived the flop that was Windows Vista, but he wasn't able to do the same after the disappointment of Windows 8.
Is Windows RT dead? We investigate the past, present and future of Microsoft's cut-down mobile Windows 8 operating system.
Windows 8.1 follows Windows 8 in typical Microsoft "version 2.0" fashion, changing a bit of eye candy and dangling several worthwhile improvements -- but hardly solving the underlying problem. Touch-loving tablet users are still saddled with a touch-hostile Windows desktop, while point-and-clickers who live and breathe the Windows desktop still can't make Metro go away.
Although the preview of Windows 8.1 fixes some of the problems users complained about in the previous version of the OS, is it enough? We take a close look at Microsoft's update.