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Microsoft Pushes 8.1 Update


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Editor’s Note:
There are few if any good reasons to cling to the original Windows 8 (or its bigger brother Windows 8.1) that Microsoft introduced released for general availability on October 26, 2012.  The kindest thing that could be said was that it was a “rough” launch! With the arrival of June 10, 2014 Microsoft is ending support for Windows 8.1 and urging users to move up to the Windows 8.1 update.  Not to do so would be even worse than clinging to an unsupported Windows XP…and the upate is free.  Just do it!  ;-)) Foster

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Today, June 10, is Microsoft Patch Tuesday. It’s also the deadline for consumers running Windows 8.1 to install the Windows 8.1 Update if they want to continue to receive patches and fixes from Microsoft.

Microsoft originally imposed a deadline of May 13 on consumer users to move to the Windows 8.1 Update. On May 12, Microsoft announced a deadline extension to June 10.

Business users still have until August 12 to move to the Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft extended the deadline for those …

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The Nokia Lumia 2520 Arrives

Nokia released its first ever tablet to the world on Thurs. Nov. 22 and the response has been generally favorable with respect to the excellent engineering and design.  It remains a mystery what Microsoft will do with this excellent tablet running Windows RT 8.1 when its purchase of Nokia’s devices division is complete in 2014.  The following review is by one of the leading Microsoft commentators Mary Jo Foley who has used the Microsoft Surface RT with great success since it original release.

The Nokia Lumia 2520: My week with the ‘other’ Windows ARM tablet

Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet

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Monday, Sept.23 Micorosoft Launches 2nd Generation of Surface Tablets

By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft |September 20, 2013 — 13:49 GMT (06:49 PDT)
On Monday, September 23, Microsoft will be launching (but not shipping) its next-generation Surface tablets at an invitation-only event in New York City .

In the past few weeks, lots of leaks have revealed much of what’s expected to debut at the launch. Although Microsoft officials haven’t commented on or confirmed these specs, I’ve heard and seen information that leads me to believe they are correct.
The new Surfaces are going to look almost identical to the current Surfaces, as they are going to use the same 10.6-inch screens and VaporMg casing and be compatible with the same snap-on keyboard/covers that the current Surfaces use.
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