Goodbye Windows XP – Hello Windows 8.1 Update

Today heralds the end of an era. After 12 years, support for Microsoft Windows XP will end on today, 8th April 2014 (in around 14 hours time after this article is published). This comes as no surprise as the date for the end of Windows XP extended support was announced about 6 years ago. Opinion: While…

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What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update

Yesterday, the Build 2014 conference started in San Francisco, California, USA. It runs from the 2nd to 4th April. What this means is that it is time for lots of announcements on the future of Microsoft products. So, here is Joe Belfiore presenting many of the new features in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update….


Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro videos

Last month, I wrote an article about the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and accessories being announced. As a follow up I thought I would post links to some new videos and to the launch event, in case you missed it. The event can still be viewed on the original link, but is also available…


Windows Comparisons Videos

You might have already seen some of this adverts comparing Windows devices with a certain other popular brand. These fun adverts demonstrate how you can get more for less.   Windows 8: Less talking, more doing (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JMcy5OqZA]    Comparison: iPad vs. Windows 8 Tablet (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgu9uo2UpPg]    Dell Tablet vs. iPad (direct…


Windows Everywhere Videos

With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has a new Windows Everywhere campaign to promote Windows to provide one experience on every device for everything in your life. The first video is an Australian version of the second video. It definitely works better to have a local accent when running adverts on TV.    Windows 8.1 Everywhere…

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Windows 8.1 released and available for download

Today signals another milestone in computing history with the release of Microsoft Windows 8.1. If you go to http://www.windows.com/buy, the site will detect your current operating system and provide you with the steps to upgrade. If already running Windows 8.0, you can just start the free upgrade process.   Check out this video showing Windows 8.1…


Why does my computer get stuck at Please Wait and fail to boot up?

This issue took me a little while to discover the cause, but now that I understand what was happening I thought I would let you know in case you come across a similar issue. Most of the time I put my work laptop into sleep mode overnight and so I don’t reboot my machine very…


Surface Pro arrives in Australia today

The wait in Australia is over. I mentioned that Surface Pro was due in Australia on 30th May, and today I received an email notice reminding me that it is now available. If you want to order one, go to the Microsoft Online Store, or to your local Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi store.  …


More Funny Microsoft Videos

There have been some really funny Microsoft videos released in the last month. Below are a few of my favourites.   Windows 8: Less talking, more doing   [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JMcy5OqZA]    Windows 8: The Power of Touch [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DuAXFU6m4w]    Windows 8: Beautiful and Fast [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG-ORLkMiyY]    Windows 8: Multitasking [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVVOzLyt3fo]   Office 365: A productivity team…


Surface Pro due in Australia on 30th May

Since the Surface Pro has been released in the USA in February this year, we have been waiting for it to arrive in Australia. Well today, the Microsoft Australia Blog has announced that the Surface Pro will be available in Australia on the 30th May 2013. For details have a look at the post: Surface…


Surface Pro has been released

On 26th October 2012, the Surface RT was released (see post: Pre-order your Surface today) and following on from the success of the first tablet offering from Microsoft…. On 9th February 2013, the Surface Pro was released and is available for purchase. If you are not sure which model suits your needs, then download the…

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Last Chance to upgrade to Windows 8 at discount prices

  As mentioned a little while ago in my post Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro now and get Media Center for free, there have been some fantastic discount prices offered for upgrades to Windows 8. Those offers expire at the end of January 2013, which is only a few days away. Don’t miss out on your…


Windows 8 Videos

Over the last few weeks I have highlighted some great Windows Phone 8 videos, well there are some cool videos for Windows 8 as well. I thought I would throw a few on the blog for you to see as well as a fantastic video created by Microsoft Norway to so off the concept of…


Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro now and get Media Center for free

  Following on from my post last week: Windows 8 Releases Today, I wanted to re-iterate the fantastic early adoption offers that are available. With these offers there is no reason for you not to upgrade your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine to Windows 8 right now. So here is a summary…


Windows 8 Releases Today

  Three years and four days after Windows 7 was released, Windows 8 has finally been officially released today, on 26th October 2012. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i1GNDs7DCTw]   For all the latest news and information check out the websites below: Windows 8 website  Windows 8 Devices  Windows 8 PC Selector site   Windows 8 Blogs   Also check out the…

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Pre-order your Surface today

Back in June, the Microsoft Surface was announced. Now as the launch of Windows 8 and Surface RT on the 26th October 2012 are rapidly approaching, pre-ordering for the Surface has opened. For more details or to start your pre-order go to www.surface.com or click on the image below. Check out the new videos for the Surface below:…

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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing

Today is an exciting day for the IT world. As at the 1st August 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 were released to manufacturing (RTM). This milestone brings us one step closer to the General Availability release of Windows 8 scheduled for the 26th October 2012.   To get all the details have a…

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Announcing Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone 8

The last few days have been really exciting. Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Surface tablets and announced Windows Phone 8 at the Windows Phone Summit. Below are some links and videos for you to enjoy.   Microsoft Surface Check out more details at www.surface.com or click on the image above. Below is the launch video: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpzu3HM2CIo] If…

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Windows BUILD Developer Conference and Windows 8 Preview

If you follow the IT world, you would have seen lots of hype over the last few days about Windows 8 and the developer preview that is available as well as lots of information coming from the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California, USA. If you are interested in seeing the future of Windows and the really…

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Sneak Peak at Microsoft "Windows 8"

A couple of days ago, I was asked by a friend about getting a Windows tablet computer. I mentioned that the main concern with Windows tablets running on Windows 7 is battery life. While you do get a fully fledged computer with all the functionality of a desktop or laptop, battery life to date has not reached…

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