Several sources have weighed in on how Microsoft will release their next operating system. Making Windows 9 free for Windows 8 users is a notion that has been thrown around a lot. And now an esteemed Russian leaker has confirmed that Redmond is indeed planning some surprises. This very short tweet claims that the...

Most things are going to be hard when 26,000 computers are concerned, but as John Lewis found out, migrating from Windows XP is not the easiest job in the world. John Lewis Partnership is one of the large companies that decided to upgrade from the retired operating system when Microsoft pulled the plug this April. And...

I’ve got great news, I’ve got good news and I’ve got not so good news. The great news is that Windows 8.1 market share is steadily on the up. The good news is that the Windows 8 slice of the pie is gradually decreasing. The not so good news is that why are people still holding up from upgrading? What, for the love of...

There’s a really interesting article I just read by Adrian Kingsley Hughes at ZDNet where he talks about Windows and licensing. He quotes an analyst who suggests that Microsoft should follow in Apple’s footsteps and make Windows a free upgrade going forward. Some quotes: “With its aspirational products, Apple is already...

So a pretty obvious tip here but this one is based on my recent experience. I recently upgraded my primary PC to Windows 8 Pro and made the mistake of doing the actual upgrade as opposed to a clean install. To set the context, I am an online marketer and a techie as well so I have more apps and files on my PC than you...

Convincing users to ditch Windows XP brings multiple benefits to Microsoft. Not only can the company decrease the market share of the ancient (yet popular) OS, it also gets a chance to pitch Windows 8 to prospective customers. And one such major customer that decided to make the move recently is Bankwest. The company...

The enterprise and corporate environment is one area where Microsoft’s newest platform is yet to make its mark. Large companies rarely do upgrade to newer versions straight away. But the looming retirement of Windows XP in just a few months provides a perfect opportunity for enterprise users to plan their upgrades....

Microsoft will stop releasing patches and security updates for Windows XP soon, and the software titan has been urging users and businesses to move their data and applications to a newer version of Windows as soon as possible. So imperative is the Windows XP situation that Redmond even talked about the ancient OS...

Most of you may have already heard by now that Windows XP will no longer receive update and security patches come April 8, 2014, as this is the date Microsoft has decided it will end supporting the OS. The software titan is now recommending the Windows XP user base to upgrade to either Windows 7, or preferably Windows...

The technology titan proved a lot of rumors right yesterday, after confirming that Windows Blue was just a codename for the upcoming upgrade, and it would hit the market as Windows 8.1. Microsoft also revealed that a public preview version is set for arrival on June 26. The CFO of the Windows division Tami Reller...