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Windows 8.1 Coming in June

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    Windows 8.1 Coming in June


    Windows Blue, the upgrade suspected for the company's new OS, is called Windows 8.1, according to ZDNet. If you're itching to update your system, The Verge reports that the update will be released in its first public preview in June as a part of the Build Developer Conference.

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    So, Windows is going to become OSX like in its releases.. hmmm, just what I don't want to see from a technical support perspective. More variations of the OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    So, Windows is going to become OSX like in its releases.. hmmm, just what I don't want to see from a technical support perspective. More variations of the OS.
    Honestly, I bet Windows was supposed to be on a yearly release of a minor updated OS, then a revamped one two years after that. vista screwed the pooch REAL hard with that. Windows 8 seems to be getting it back on track.

    But this is really no different than a service pack. Just has new features here and there.
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    My body cannot wait!
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    Enterprises do not like implementing service packs without lots of testing first. If Microsoft intends to rolls out what are effectively service packs frequently through the year, enterprise IT departments will not be happy.

    That said, there will most likely be very few, if any, enterprises with Windows 8 installed for many, many, years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Enterprises do not like implementing service packs without lots of testing first. If Microsoft intends to rolls out what are effectively service packs frequently through the year, enterprise IT departments will not be happy.

    That said, there will most likely be very few, if any, enterprises with Windows 8 installed for many, many, years to come.
    This would be an issue if Windows 8 had a large uptake of the enterprise, which it does not have. We OBVIOUSLY know that the enterprise isn't going to be rolling out 8 any time soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Enterprises do not like implementing service packs without lots of testing first. If Microsoft intends to rolls out what are effectively service packs frequently through the year, enterprise IT departments will not be happy.

    That said, there will most likely be very few, if any, enterprises with Windows 8 installed for many, many, years to come.
    This would be an issue if Windows 8 had a large uptake of the enterprise, which it does not have. We OBVIOUSLY know that the enterprise isn't going to be rolling out 8 any time soon...
    That, in itself, is going to be a problem. Will Windows 8 be enterprise friendly?
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    Will Windows 8 be enterprise friendly?
    If we forget the eye-candy side of Windows 8, it is attractive for the entreprise segment. It has features like Hyper-V (what used to be a server only feature), better BitLocker and improved security, being more resource efficient at the same time. Of course it doesnt mean that enterprise will adopt Win8 anytime soon. It's all about costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    If we forget the eye-candy side of Windows 8, it is attractive for the entreprise segment. It has features like Hyper-V (what used to be a server only feature), better BitLocker and improved security, being more resource efficient at the same time.
    Is that really an issue? Windows Enterprise versions always had additional features anyway. It's the updates that cause the most concerns.
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    I think maybe I have figured this site out. Some of you post something about Win 8 (good or bad), so that you can see what kind of response you are going to get from Ray8. That has to be the answer otherwise things would just get boring, but if you cannot get a response from Ray8 then surely labeeman will post one of his "This is how bad win 8" really is articles so that it can start all over again. HMMMMMMMM!

    If it weren't so funny/silly it would be really be sad.
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