Windows 8 http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12369/more en Consumer Apps and Services: Microsoft's Often-Overlooked Crown Jewels http://winsupersite.com/cloud/consumer-apps-and-services-microsofts-often-overlooked-crown-jewels <div class="field-deck"> Can't we all just get along? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While Microsoft's business offerings have long dominated the conversation around the software giant, I'm increasingly excited by the firm's growing set of integrated consumer services that work via apps on all popular mobile device platforms. It is here, I think, that Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mantra is most clearly seen, because the services that impact end users directly are those that make the most sense on mobile devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/cloud/consumer-apps-and-services-microsofts-often-overlooked-crown-jewels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/cloud/consumer-apps-and-services-microsofts-often-overlooked-crown-jewels#comments Bing Cloud Mobile devices Xbox One Windows 8 Windows Phone Office 365 Skype Windows RT Outlook.com OneDrive Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:24:00 +0000 42941 at http://winsupersite.com Today Only: Get a Thin and Light Windows Laptop for Just $200 http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/today-only-get-thin-and-light-windows-laptop-just-200 <div class="field-deck"> Now we're talking </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After waffling recently over whether to jump in with an inexpensive Windows laptop now or wait for a new generation of devices that will ship this holiday period, Microsoft made me an offer I couldn't refuse: Today only, you can snag a decent looking Windows laptop from the Microsoft Store for just $200. So I did. And maybe you should as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/today-only-get-thin-and-light-windows-laptop-just-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/today-only-get-thin-and-light-windows-laptop-just-200#comments Mobile devices Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 with Bing Windows 8 Hardware Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:24:00 +0000 42911 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Video Updated for Windows Phone 8/8.1, Windows 8.1 http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-phone-881-windows-81 <div class="field-deck"> Nothing (major) to see here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft updated its Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 8.1 last night. The Windows Phone version gets a variety of small bug fixes, but on Windows, we see slightly more substantive changes related to TV show episodes, video downloading and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-phone-881-windows-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-phone-881-windows-81#comments Windows 8 Windows Phone Xbox Video Windows RT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:28:00 +0000 42881 at http://winsupersite.com By the Book: August 24, 2014 http://winsupersite.com/windows/book-august-24-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Some progress, but moving slowly this month </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I didn't get as much work done on the books as I had hoped while I was away in Barcelona. But I did issue several book updates while I was away, and should be able to crank up the speed now that I'm heading home.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows/book-august-24-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows/book-august-24-2014#comments Mobile devices Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Windows Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:09:00 +0000 42651 at http://winsupersite.com PhotoFunia, ctj71081 on Flickr 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 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 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 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 Surface Pro 3 to Launch in 25 Additional Markets on August 28 http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/surface-pro-3-launch-25-additional-markets-august-28 <div class="field-deck"> Around the world in 22 days </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you live outside of the United States, Canada or Japan, and have been waiting to get your hands on a Surface Pro 3, the wait is almost over: Microsoft announced today that its new tablet will ship in 25 additional markets around the world in about three weeks, on August 28. And Surface Pro 3 will launch in all Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 configurations on that day in those markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/surface-pro-3-launch-25-additional-markets-august-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/surface-pro-3-launch-25-additional-markets-august-28#comments Microsoft Surface Mobile devices Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows 8 Hardware Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:17:00 +0000 42071 at http://winsupersite.com