Windows http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12367/more en Microsoft Blinks, Offers XP Customers Support Contracts on the Cheap http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-blinks-offers-xp-customers-support-contracts-cheap <div class="node-body link-body">One of the big questions leading up to this month's expiration of support for Windows XP was whether the software giant would provide a last minute reprieve. As it turns out, it has, albeit secretly: I can confirm that Microsoft has drastically reduced the cost of its enterprise-oriented Custom Support Agreements (CSAs) for Windows XP, significantly lengthening the time frame in which these firms can continue using the ancient OS.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/xp-bliss-today.png?1397743752" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-blinks-offers-xp-customers-support-contracts-cheap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows XP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:59:00 +0000 38171 at http://winsupersite.com First Steps Toward "One Windows" http://winsupersite.com/first-steps-toward-one-windows <div class="node-body link-body">We're halfway through April, and it's already been a huge month for Windows fans: Less than a week after delivering Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft has also shipped the final version of Windows Phone 8.1 to developers and anyone else who wants to get the release early. These two updates are big enough on their own. But taken together, they provide some clues for a future integrated platform that we might call "One Windows."</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/one-windows-hero.jpg?1397567502" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/first-steps-toward-one-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Windows Phone Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:09:00 +0000 38081 at http://winsupersite.com Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-review <div class="field-deck"> The best Ultrabook I've ever used </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is all business, and is the sleekest and most desirable Ultrabook I've ever used. Some of the design choices made on this new model are debatable, even controversial. But with the latest X1 Carbon, Lenovo has once again raised the bar on a product category that had ostensibly run out of new ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-review#comments Mobile devices Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Hardware Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:09:00 +0000 37991 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8.1 Update 1 Tip: Take the Next Step with ModernMix http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-take-next-step-modernmix <div class="field-deck"> No need to wait for a future update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the Build 2014 conference earlier this month, Microsoft promised it would be adding the ability to run Modern mobile apps in floating windows on the desktop in a future update for Windows 8.1. But since Windows 8.1 Update 1 already adds a number of features that make it easier to interact with Modern apps from the desktop, it would be nice if we could add that capability now. Fortunately, we can thanks to an inexpensive utility called ModernMix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-take-next-step-modernmix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-take-next-step-modernmix#comments Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Windows RT Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:32:00 +0000 37981 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8.1 Update 1 Tip: Manage Disk Space http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-manage-disk-space <div class="field-deck"> Finally, a modern interface for disk space management </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the many small improvements in Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a set of new settings in PC Settings that help you manage your PC. And key among these is the new Disk Space settings, which lets you check and manage how your PC's or device's storage is being used.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-manage-disk-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-manage-disk-space#comments Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Windows RT Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 37971 at http://winsupersite.com Short Takes: April 11, 2014 http://winsupersite.com/short-takes-april-11-2014 <div class="node-body link-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including some new Surface mini news, the story of Windows XP's "Bliss" wallpaper, the death of Outlook.com custom domains, the lie of open source's transparency, the Drop Dropbox campaign and a few reactions, the never-ending ambivalence towards Linux, and why Google Play Music's Sonos compatibility is another nail in the coffin of Xbox's entertainment hopes.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/bliss-hero.jpg?1397226622" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/short-takes-april-11-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows XP Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:29:00 +0000 37961 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8.1 Update 1 Tip: Toggle the Power Button http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-toggle-power-button <div class="field-deck"> Tame the Power button </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In testing Windows 8.1 Update 1 on a wide range of PCs over the past few months, I've seen some interesting behaviors, including a few I can't yet explain. But here's a slightly more ordinary behavior that you can in fact toggle on or off in Update 1: That Start screen-based Power button. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-toggle-power-button" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-tip-toggle-power-button#comments Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Windows RT Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:18:00 +0000 37951 at http://winsupersite.com Thinking About the Future of Surface http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/thinking-about-future-surface <div class="field-deck"> Surface Book, anyone? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One important Microsoft product that wasn't discussed at all last week at Build is Surface. And I'm starting to think that maybe it's time to reassess this product line and realign it around the new strategy for Windows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/thinking-about-future-surface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/thinking-about-future-surface#comments Microsoft Surface Mobile devices Windows 8 Hardware Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:07:00 +0000 37901 at http://winsupersite.com Modern and Desktop Windows Versions of Skype Updated http://winsupersite.com/skype/modern-and-desktop-windows-versions-skype-updated <div class="field-deck"> It's a two-fer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has updated both versions of Skype that run in Windows, which is to say Skype for Modern Windows and Skype for Windows desktop. The former picks up new options for managing your availability (at least "new" to that app), while the desktop version unexpectedly gets a more attractive chat experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/skype/modern-and-desktop-windows-versions-skype-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/skype/modern-and-desktop-windows-versions-skype-updated#comments Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Skype Windows RT Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:56:00 +0000 37861 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8.1 Update 1 Arrives http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-arrives-0 <div class="field-deck"> It's finally here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, as part of the regularly-scheduled set of Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft has delivered the eagerly-awaited Windows 8.1 Update 1. Here's what you can expect today, and in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-arrives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-arrives-0#comments Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Windows RT Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:22:00 +0000 37851 at http://winsupersite.com