What took Microsoft so long? Windows 8.1 is available in a whole bunch of SKUs right now, from Windows 8.1 Core to Pro, Enterprise and RT 8.1, but Redmond is going to shuffle things up a little. Up until now, the Enterprise flavor of the company’s latest operating system has only been available as part of the...

Ah, another fine morning and another fine Microsoft-commissioned research. Redmond contracted AMI-Partners to run a study of 538 IITMs working in small businesses in various countries. IITMs, is what the company calls ‘involuntary IT managers’. Smart. The study was conducted in Australia, Brazil, Chile, India and the...

What made sense to Redmond in regard to an upgrade cycle for the Windows OS may not be making as much sense in the enterprise. Many surveyed managers – up to 90% of IT leaders according to Gartner – have no immediate plans to migrate to Windows 8.  Eric Lai of ZDNet writes: A Forrester Research survey of North American...