Windows 8.1 Support
Ottawa businesses can rejoice!  The START button is back with Windows 8.1.
Are you one of the many Windows users who’ve been missing the “Start” button? Well, on October 18th a tweaked version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system will restore the beloved “Start” button, and update other features.  A full retail version of Windows 8.1 will be available and will be offered as a free download to all Windows 8 users. Windows 8.1 will be available worldwide, starting in New Zealand at midnight on October 18th.
Microsoft’s Brandon Leblanc understands the eagerness of consumers, and explained that: “Windows 8.1 brings many improvements in areas like personalization, Internet Explorer 11, search which is powered by Bing, built-in apps including a few new ones, an improved Windows Store experience, and cloud connectivity with SkyDrive (and much more) that people will enjoy.”

On June 26th, a public preview of Windows 8.1 was revealed. During that time, Microsoft said it had sold over 100 million licenses for Windows 8. The decision to alter the operating system was made after listening to customer reviews and suggestions. Along with the beloved “Start” button, Windows 8.1 will include smaller Live Tiles and advanced search integration.

Windows 8, launched last October, is known for its extreme desktop design changes. Their goal was to create a system that could be used on mobile touch-screen devices, as well as traditional PCs.

A report by the Washington Post added that with the launch of the tweaked version of Windows 8.1, the company would also be discontinuing all support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Businesses that are still using the operating system must transition to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Vista.

Do you have questions about Windows 8.1 or if your Ottawa should upgrade?  Contact {company] and ask our team of Microsoft professionals if Windows 8 or 8.1 is right for your Ottawa business.  Call us at (613) 828-1280 to book your no obligation meeting with our team.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 19th August 2013 by Ernie Sherman.