Windows 8 http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12369/more en 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 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 It's Morning Again in Redmond http://winsupersite.com/its-morning-again-redmond <div class="node-body link-body">The feeling was palpable at the Build 2014 developer conference last week in San Francisco: After years of missteps, false starts and outright beatdowns at the hands of faster-moving competitors, Microsoft is back. Sure, we're just a few months into Satya Nadella's tenure as CEO, and I've been around the block to know that one feel-good tech conference (PDC 2003 anyone?) doesn't guarantee success. But it does feel like we've turned a corner.</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/satya-build-hero.jpg?1396958491" /> </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/its-morning-again-redmond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Mobile devices Windows 8 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 37811 at http://winsupersite.com Updates to Windows 8.1 are a Step Forward, Not a Retreat http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/updates-windows-81-are-step-forward-not-retreat <div class="field-deck"> Smiling yet? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the things that I think was lost amid all the news this past week at Build is that Microsoft's Windows course adjustment isn't a retreat from its touch-first focus for the future: the firm still believes that mobile computing combined with cloud services is the way forward. What's changed is that the firm now understands—and respects—that a huge percentage of its user base will still use Windows on traditional PCs. And it's now working to treat them like first class citizens too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/updates-windows-81-are-step-forward-not-retreat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/updates-windows-81-are-step-forward-not-retreat#comments Windows 8 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:24:00 +0000 37781 at http://winsupersite.com