Microsoft: The future

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by kemical, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 28, 2007
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    1,739 are running an article by Simon Bisset which details recent events around the Windows Blue/8.1 release. The article also goes on to outline what the 8.1 release means for the future development of Windows:

    Well worth a read if you want to know how Microsoft is changing and why.

    The big bet: Microsoft doubles down on services in Windows 8.1 | ZDNet
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    An interesting read but it's still an uphill battle for MS. Many businesses are just beginning the switch from XP to Windows 7 and don't want to spend time and money retraining people. I've also read that many businesses will stick with XP even after support stops. For many simple data entery type uses XP is sufficient. I ran a CNC machine and it was connected to the mainframe by a Windows 95 box. It simply transfered the program from the mainframe to the CNC. If finally died in 2007 and was replaced by a lowend XP workstation. I retired in 2010 and out in the shop they still used many Windows NT and Windows 2000 boxes to connect CNC machines and for people to enter their labor and shop order info. A lot of business usage doesn't need all the bells and whistles of the latest systems. A lot of Windows 7 users intend to stay with Windows 7 until they replace the computer.

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