Windows 8.1

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Spotlight: Windows 10 will be the only OS offered for prebuilt Microsoft systems starting next November

OEMs will stop offering systems with Windows 7 preinstalled on Oct. 31, 2016.

Dropbox takes big steps on its journey to enterprise acceptance

Dropbox took a number of steps this week on its road to attract enterprise customers.

Microsoft fires back at Google for publishing details of Windows flaw 2 days before patch due

Microsoft has hit back with a strongly worded blog post after Google published details of a security flaw in Windows 8.1 on Sunday--complete with proof of concept code. This comes just two days before the bug is due to be fixed as part of Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday update that is scheduled to go out today.

Microsoft releases complete list of improvements to Windows 8.1 in 'August Update'

Microsoft released a long list of tweaks and features that it rolled out in its August 2014 update for Windows 8.1.

Rugged mobile devices facing tough times

Rugged mobile devices are essential for difficult work environments, such as manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs or military battlefields. But rugged devices are facing increasing pressure from consumer-grade devices, which are gaining greater acceptance among mobile field workers.

What's more important for Lync: the 'Metro' app, or interop?

In the latest of a handful of updates to its "Modern"-style app for Windows 8.1, Microsoft finally added one feature that it probably should have included from the beginning: a way to start an impromptu meeting without scheduling it first. Now, a company called Pexip is taking the idea a step further.

Spotlight: Cheap Windows devices get cheaper

Why Microsoft is cutting prices even further and possible reasons why...

News Bytes: Lenovo's BlackBerry bid to face scrutiny; Apple to unveil Retina iPad mini; more

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Spotlight: BYOD security key part of Windows 8.1 update

BYOD security is a key component of the Windows 8.1 update, explains Dustin Ingalls, group program manager for Windows security and identity, in a recent blog

Microsoft touts BYOD benefits of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is touting the BYOD enhancements that Windows 8.1 will bring to the enterprise. A preview version of Windows 8.1 was released last week at Microsoft's Build developers' conference in San Francisco.