Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 23:45

I am running the preview on an old (originally came with Vista) Gateway with 3Gb of RAM, and it has been fairly stable. Applications used are SQL Express 2014, Visual Studio Express 2013 for...

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 13:37

I think that Microsoft needs to sell direct to consumers. The carriers have not been their friend. They should tailor the hardware to the network and sell unlocked phones directly. They are not...

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:35

Microsoft would have a hard time marketing a cure for death.

With that in mind, I think the pricing in this case is in the hands of the carrier. Microsoft, at least in the US, should just...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:30

Absolutely agree. It makes so much sense, that you can be sure that it will never happen.

Office, for 5 users, and 5 x 1TB of storage for $99/year, or for the same price...a single user...

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 22:07

How about Windows Easy Transfer? Bring it back in 8.1, so we might actually migrate users to a new machine with a clean OS on it.

This is aimed at the Enterprise isn't it. You know, those...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:58

Regarding connected accounts, if this is aimed at the enterprise, well, we all use domain accounts, which are not Microsoft IDs. We do not want our users connecting to their personal accounts, if...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 08:59

Regarding connected accounts, if this is aimed at the enterprise, well, we all use domain accounts, which are not Microsoft IDs. We do not want our users connecting to their personal accounts, if...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 21:55

Can one assume that OneDrive working exactly as in Windows 8.1 means that one must be logged in with a Microsoft Account to get the Explorer Shell to work? As opposed to how it works in Windows 7...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:24

For many (real) people, a Chromebook is all the computer they need, because they do not need a computer, they need an internet appliance. If it is inexpensive and attractively made, it will sell...

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 21:41

You might want to add the Thinkpad Yoga to the list. It offers OneLink dock support, Wacom active digitizer, and TrackPoint (which beats a trackpad hands down). Screen is the 1920x1080. Microsoft...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 06:59

Now, if they would only allow me to use SkyDrive/OneDrive with a local account, as I could at Windows 8, all would be forgiven.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 13:23

The family plan available through AT&T is something that Microsoft should copy immediately. I initially bought into the Zune, because the Music Pass allowed me to keep 2 teenage kids in music...

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 00:07

One of the nicer features of the Zune software and Xbox Music on Windows 8 was the graphics presented during playback. It seems that this feature was lost in the upgrade to 8.1. Is there something...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 14:44

If you consider it a small tablet that makes phone calls, it might make more sense. I've never been a big proponent of Bluetooth headsets (Having lived in Manhattan in the days when people walking...

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 09:51

Skydrive, it seems, is the only service that does not offer the ability to connect separately. I know it is a bit more baked in, than say Mail or Music, but this is a bigger issue, and I think it...

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 18:37

With regards to upgrading and keeping your local account, one should note that Skydrive will not work without a Microsoft ID. This is a fairly serious downgrade of the upgrade, as the tighter...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 15:53

From Microsoft itself:

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 15:49

Well I found the answer to using a Local Account here:

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 15:27

What is the very well hidden way around this? I have heard that one can bypass it by disconnecting from the internet, but not sure which step that needs to be. I would assume once the install is...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 15:19

If you were using Local Accounts, at least your account is now a Microsoft Account and you need to use your Microsoft ID password. You can change it back, if you ignore the dire warnings. You may...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 15:04

So why is it suddenly mandatory to use a Microsoft ID to install an upgrade? Does anyone else think that maybe Microsoft is Scroogling us?

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 16:35

Do any of these tablets have two USB ports?

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 16:39

"Hands-on with Windows 8.1: Xbox Music App" was a fairly harsh review. Are there improvements in RTM that did not make the preview for your opinion to change? or have you simply grown accustomed...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 21:08

Has anyone told the folks at Skype that they were bought? Shouldn't the tool work best on the platforms of the parent company?
Perhaps they can create a whack-a-mole type Xbox game, that...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 07:00

Oddly, Zune is the reason I am invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. After purchasing our oldest an iPod, it took about two months of music purchases to realize that was an untenable financial...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:00

SQL Server Express and Visual Studio both take significant time (hours) to reinstall and bring up to date with patches.

From experience, I can say that restoring from a system image is...

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:15

Will they be selling Microsoft Signature PCs? That would put this over the top.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 08:54

I have three upgrade licenses that I have not installed yet. If I wait to install until after 8.1 is released, will it install 8.1? or will it install 8.0 which will then have to be patched?

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:55

I have been running Windows 8 since the first week of the customer preview, on a six year old Gateway desktop that cost maybe $450 in the day. Windows 7, ran slowly on this machine. Windows 8 made...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 20:09

The start button without the start menu will be worse than no solution at all for those who want the old interface back...all of the 1.3 billion users currently running non touch hardware.

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