Monday Mailbag – The Free Downloads Edition!

Greetings – Hilde here with a Monday Mailbag for your viewing pleasure…

In a recent mailbag, we posted about an update for KMS on Windows Server 2012 R2 for activating Windows 10.  We mentioned that there was a similar update in the works for 2008 R2.

It has been released and can be downloaded for free:

If you stumbled in here looking for the 2012 R2 update, you can download it for free:

Also, with the recent release of Office 2016 (more info here and a sweet 50% off deal here ), there is a corresponding update for KMS activation of Office, too, which can be downloaded for free:

Not everyone flocked to the Surface RT but I use the heck out of mine.  So do my kids, even though they have 2-in-1 laptops.

With all the hoopla around Windows 10 and Office 2016, you might have missed the news that we released a free Update for Windows RT that provides a Start menu option for that OS, as well as some other features.

The Start menu on RT is similar to the style/function of some of the early builds of Win 10. If you like the simplicity and full-screen-ness of the Start screen for your RT tablet, you still have that option.

Here are a few pictures to help guide the way …

Windows RT Start Screen – before the update:

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After you’ve installed the update, you can enable the Start menu from Taskbar Properties > Start menu tab and then sign out to enable the change:

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Now, you’ll boot to the desktop and can use the Windows RT Start menu:

  • “Immersive” IE can be accessed via the pinned Tile, while the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11 can be accessed via the Taskbar pin

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Also, with the update, you’ll get round frames for user account pictures:

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Lastly, there is some serious excitement brewing over our announcement tomorrow … check it out.  I don’t know for sure but I’ve heard we’re going to announce that we’re bringing Matt Damon back from Mars:

Cheers!

The Ask PFE Platforms Crew