Microsoft has just delivered a public preview of its first "rapid release" update. The company has something to prove with Windows 8.1 and some very important questions to answer. Can the company turn around a slow PC market, convince consumers it's cool, and pry businesses away from Windows 7?
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Traditional enterprise software vendors are bundling---and in some cases mandating---that licenses are attached to their cloud offerings. Welcome to the new software and services model with the same old lock-in.
Two of the biggest mobile platforms give a lot of latitude to partners to make things work properly. That's a convenient approach, but for customers, blame usually goes back to the platform when things go bad.
Laptops are learning new tricks, but the desktop is also due for a makeover. Lenovo's IdeaCentre Horizon is among the first of a new breed of touchscreen all-in-ones designed to be shared by the whole family.
It's not just a service pack. Windows 8.1 is filled with dozens of significant improvements, large and small, that improve its usability. The built-in apps also get some major upgrades and additions. Is this enough to silence the skeptics?
If current trends continue, by the end of the year, more small companies will be using hosted email services than those installing solutions in their office — and Microsoft 365 is gaining on the Google solution.