Windows http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12367/more en Patch Tuesday Tripped Up by Rapid Release Era http://winsupersite.com/patch-tuesday-tripped-rapid-release-era <div class="node-body link-body">Microsoft this past weekend removed the download links to several Patch Tuesday-based software updates after customers complained of frequent problems, including in some cases non-booting PCs and Blue Screens. The firm is recommending that users uninstall the offending updates and is urging them in some cases to uninstall those patches. This isn't just unprecedented, folks, it's catastrophic. And it casts a pall over Microsoft's rapid release strategy.</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/ouch-hero.jpg?1408468981" /> </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/patch-tuesday-tripped-rapid-release-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:22:00 +0000 42461 at http://winsupersite.com OneNote for Windows Store Gets a Major Update http://winsupersite.com/office/onenote-windows-store-gets-major-update <div class="field-deck"> Printing, PDF inserting, and ink highlighting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The OneNote mobile app for Windows 8/RT—or what Microsoft calls the OneNote Windows Store app—was updated today with some much-needed new capabilities. The new version supports printing, file insertion, and highlighting, plus some accessibility updates and numerous bug fixes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/office/onenote-windows-store-gets-major-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/office/onenote-windows-store-gets-major-update#comments Mobile devices OneNote Windows 8 Windows RT Office Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 42451 at http://winsupersite.com Windows IoT Preview Now Available for Intel Galileo Gen 1 Boards http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/windows-iot-preview-now-available-intel-galileo-gen-1-boards <div class="field-deck"> And if that headline made you blink, hold on tight </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last night, Microsoft released a "preview Windows image"—which I take to be a new version of the as-yet-unbranded "Windows for the Internet of Things" (Windows IoT)—aimed at a popular, off-the-shelf Intel x86 system-on-a-chip (SoC) development board. The effort is basically a proof of concept showing that the big boys—Microsoft and Intel in this case—can create miniature versions of their mainstream computing solutions aimed at a coming generation of ever-connected devices of all kinds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/windows-iot-preview-now-available-intel-galileo-gen-1-boards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/visual-studio/windows-iot-preview-now-available-intel-galileo-gen-1-boards#comments Visual studio Windows for the Internet of Things Windows IoT Hardware Windows Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:49:00 +0000 42401 at http://winsupersite.com So What Does a $200 PC Look Like? http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/so-what-does-200-pc-look <div class="field-deck"> Like a Chromebook, apparently </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At its Worldwide Partner Conference in July, Microsoft very quickly showed off a coming $200 HP laptop that it said would compete with low-cost Chromebook offerings. The HP Stream, as it's called, is only possible because of Microsoft's decision to offer "zero dollar" Windows licensing to hardware partners. So what does a $200 PC look like, you ask? Brace yourself: It looks almost exactly like a Chromebook.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/so-what-does-200-pc-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/so-what-does-200-pc-look#comments Mobile devices Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8.1 with Bing Windows 8 Hardware Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:31:00 +0000 42381 at http://winsupersite.com Embracing Web Apps http://winsupersite.com/cloud/embracing-web-apps <div class="field-deck"> Not sure mobile apps will ever make it in Windows </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Like many of you, I find myself using web pages—or, more appropriately, web apps—throughout the day. I've written and spoken about this phenomenon a lot, but the conventional wisdom is that most casual PC users can get by purely with web apps—Facebook, email, a web browser, even some basic games—and that this situation has led to the popularity of Chromebooks, especially in education and with consumers. But web apps don't just satisfy basic needs anymore. And that is a big change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/cloud/embracing-web-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/cloud/embracing-web-apps#comments Android Chrome Chromebook ChromeOS Cloud Internet Explorer iOS Windows Phone Mobile Office Windows Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:33:00 +0000 42361 at http://winsupersite.com Coming Soon: Threshold Public Preview http://winsupersite.com/windows/coming-soon-threshold-public-preview <div class="field-deck"> The wait is almost over </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking for something to take the sting out of a drastically reduced Windows 8.1 Update 2? Then consider this: According to reliable reports, Microsoft will issue a public preview of Windows 9—currently codenamed "Threshold"—as soon as next month, giving everyone an opportunity to check out the new Start menu, floating Modern apps on the desktop, virtual desktops, and other new features and changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows/coming-soon-threshold-public-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows/coming-soon-threshold-public-preview#comments Windows 9 Windows 8 Windows Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:50:00 +0000 42311 at http://winsupersite.com Windows in the Mobile First, Cloud First Era http://winsupersite.com/windows-mobile-first-cloud-first-era <div class="node-body link-body">While Microsoft has always rejected the quasi-religious message behind the free software movement, the company is inherently pragmatic. With the personal computing market moving quickly to highly portable mobile devices running other platforms, Microsoft has little choice but to follow suit and make Windows free on such devices. Will this strategy work?</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/100usd-tablet.jpg?1408094352" /> </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/windows-mobile-first-cloud-first-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:57:00 +0000 42261 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8.1 Update 2 http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-2 <div class="field-deck"> Surprise, there are a few more new features </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most readers of this site know all about the convoluted history of Windows 8.1 Update 2, which Microsoft recently demoted to the less interesting August 2014 update rollup. But now that this update is available, we can see that there are a few more new features that were not previously confirmed by Microsoft for some reason.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-2#comments Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 2 Windows 8 Windows RT Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:05:00 +0000 42241 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8.1 Update 1 Becomes Mandatory for Businesses Next Week http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-becomes-mandatory-businesses-next-week <div class="field-deck"> Get updated now to get updated in the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With an eye on its new servicing schedule, Microsoft will make Update 1 for Windows 8.1—which was initially released back in April—a mandatory update starting this patch Tuesday, August 12. What this means is that Windows 8.1-based PCs will need to have Update 1 installed before they will receive any further updates after Tuesday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-becomes-mandatory-businesses-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-becomes-mandatory-businesses-next-week#comments Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Windows RT Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 42191 at http://winsupersite.com A Charmless "Threshold" with Virtual Desktops? http://winsupersite.com/windows/charmless-threshold-virtual-desktops <div class="field-deck"> Hell yes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power users rejoice: If recent rumors are true—and I'm told they are reliable in this case—then the next major version of Windows, currently codenamed "Threshold," will give you a lot to smile about. Microsoft is apparently removing Charms, one of the most reviled Windows 8 features, from the OS. And it is also—finally—adding a virtual desktop feature to the OS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows/charmless-threshold-virtual-desktops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows/charmless-threshold-virtual-desktops#comments Threshold Windows 9 Windows Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:27:00 +0000 42131 at http://winsupersite.com