First look at Windows 8.1

  Earlier today Brandon over on the Windows blog shared the video above that shows some of new capabilities coming in Windows 8.1.   We, at Microsoft, provide ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’ succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate and in the ability of technology to help, so to support ‘Talking Business’ we…


Stay secure. Learn what to do when support ends for Windows XP

What were you doing on your computers 12 years ago?  Windows XP was a new operating system, touting a best of class experience for your small business.  Today, Windows XP is out of date and soon to be at risk because support for the product is ending on April 8, 2014. Unsupported versions of Windows…


Official Twitter app for Windows 8 released

The official Twitter app for Windows 8 has been released and is now available on the Windows Store. The official Twitter app for Windows has been released, providing micro-bloggers and businesses with the ability to combine the functions of both. Available to purchase right now in the Windows Store, the app has been designed to…


Blog: Windows 8 offers the brightest of futures

Windows 8 does appear to be winning businesses users and consumers round – despite some initial hesitancy where the new operating system (OS) is concerned. Figures published by Net Applications this week reveal that Windows 8 grabbed a higher share of Microsoft web traffic during February, as more users upgraded to the new version. Undoubtedly…


Blog: Keep in touch with your rivals using Windows 8

The touch-screen focus on Windows 8 offers great benefits to businesses. Windows 8 has certainly made an impression on consumers and businesses users since its launch in the autumn. The operating system (OS) marks something of a departure from the traditional Windows interface – clearly to the surprise of some users, but to the delight…


Guest Blog – Windows 8: Not a Porsche

  This may seem like a bizarre statement, but Windows has always reminded me of a Porsche. Wait, hear me out….. I’m not talking about a Microsoft style, panache or over-indulgence – I’m talking about the theory behind their design. Porsche have evolved their products slowly over time. They may add some cool new features…


Guest Blog : Driving Sales Performance through Social Media – 5 Steps to Creating a Social Presence

  Driving Sales Performance through Social Media – 5 Steps to Creating a Social Presence This is the first in a series of blogs titled Driving Sales Performance through Social Media – ideal for small to mid-size businesses.  Over the coming weeks we will cover topics around social media that will help you increase your…


Windows 8 is for your Business

2013 just started and as usual, the Consumer Electronics Show has us off to a busy start. CES is in full swing in Las Vegas and our OEM partners are showing off a whole bunch of great new devices. You may have already seen the post from Nick Parker, CVP of our OEM Division, highlighting…


More businesses using Windows 8

An increasing number of businesses are turning to Windows 8 in a bid to offer full IT support to their remote workforce, it has been reported. In a study conducted by Virgin Media Business, 19 per cent of chief information officers (CIOs) said they had been persuaded to buy the operating system by its mobile…


Interview: Using technology for businesses to communicate better

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lnCsb8leeY&list=UUOKvCjwLP0AmzaCowUHL_Vw&index=2] Posted by Steven Woodgate Microsoft Talking Business speaks to IT Pro Evangelist Simon May to discuss how businesses can use content and social media to make the most of their assets. We, at Microsoft, are happy to announce ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’ succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate and in the…