Finding apps on Windows Start Screen

windows_Dec18_AWindows 8.1 is more than a year old, and as such, it has become one of the more common versions of Windows found on newer business computers and on all store-bought computers. While users have benefited from improvements with Windows 8.1, some are not 100% sure about the Start Screen, and more specifically how to find their installed apps on it.

Windows XP and Office 2003 Support Ends April 2014

Why is Microsoft ending support for Window XP and Office 2003? In 2002 Microsoft introduced its “Support Lifecycle” policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support), at the supported service pack level.

4 features of Win 8 that encourage BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become a hot-button issue in the business world. Employees want to use their own devices, but IT departments and managers are worried about security of data and general systems. Companies have had mixed results with integration of BYOD, with many still looking for a better way to manage the strategy.

SkyDrive reaches for the sky

Cloud storage services have become big business in the past few months. Most of the big players in the technical industry have some form of service for their users. One of the first major cloud services was SkyDrive by Microsoft, and there have been recent changes introduced that have solidified it as a considerable competitor.

Microsoft Streamlines Windows 8

One of the most highly anticipated software launches of this year is Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8. While the OS is still in the pre-release phase, Microsoft has released a Consumer Preview that gives users a glimpse into the features of the new OS. In mid April, Microsoft announced the different editions that will be available when it’s released.

What to Do When Windows 7 Isn’t Working

Many of us have had the pleasure of working with the Windows Operating System, more specifically, Windows 7. From time-to-time there is a problem and something stops working. When this does happen, our normal response is to hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE; restart the computer, losing what we were working on, and try to start from where we left off.