Category Archives: Windows 8

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How to customize Touch Bar for Windows programs with Parallels Desktop

Parallels Program Manager guest author: Alex Sursiakov Touch Bar Support in Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac With the release of Parallels Desktop® 13 for Mac, Mac® users can use Touch Bar™ for Windows applications. This function is supported in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. To see App Controls in Touch Bar, make sure […]

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Run Multiple Browsers Simultaneously: A Web Developers Dream

Experienced web developers test their websites on lots of browsers before the sites are deployed. Unfortunately, this can be a real hassle. Some browsers run only on a few operating systems. There is no recent version of Safari, for example, that runs on Windows. Edge, the new browser from Microsoft, runs only on Windows 10 […]

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Windows 9 Users Outraged They Won’t Get Windows 10 For Free

Featured image courtesy of Daze Info. Despite the positive reaction so far to Windows 10, Microsoft isn’t out of the gate just yet—by announcing that the free upgrade to Windows 10 will only be available to Windows 7 and 8 users, they’ve frustrated all of their users who took a risk on Windows 9. Here […]

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From Windows 1 to Windows 10 in 30 Years

Featured images courtesy of Microsoft. Believe it or not, it’s been 30 years since Microsoft introduced Windows, arguably the most popular operating system in the world. Since its debut in 1985, a lot has changed in the world of the PC—but a lot has also stayed the same. See for yourself by clicking through our […]

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OpenText Releases Windows 8 Apps

OpenText today announced that OpenText Tempo Box and OpenText eDOCS DM, two secure enterprise information management applications, are now available in the Windows Store for Windows 8.

OpenText has expanded its product roadmap to deliver Windows 8 solutions for OpenText Capture, OpenText Provision, Case360 and MBPM. Similarly, OpenText Content Server, Enterprise Connect, and Email Management are adding Windows 8 support along with Web Experience Management, Portal, Media Management and other products.

“Businesses today are increasingly asking for technology solutions that will provide them with the flexibility to access important documents on their PCs and mobile devices interchangeably. Windows 8 and Windows RT give them this access with the rich functionality, ease of use and a heightened level of security they’ve come to expect from the Windows operating systems,” said John Richards , Senior Director, Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp.

Tempo Box is a comprehensive offering that fulfills organizational needs for security, control and integration. Unlike other solutions, it provides enterprise-grade security features that help businesses ensure compliance with regulatory and organizational mandates. Tempo Box allows users to access, view and manage files from their Windows 8 device, as well as edit files in other apps installed on Windows 8. Direct integration with a user’s corporate LDAP or AD directory makes security-enhanced sharing with other Tempo Box users fast and easy.

Tempo Box, a simple, secure file transfer and synchronization service, and the newly developed eDOCS DM app, designed to support legal and mid-market businesses, support both Windows 8 and Windows RT on tablets and PCs, providing customers with the versatility of cloud-based data access – whether in the office or on the go.

“Our Tempo Box product and our eDOCS DM app will empower our business users to quickly take full advantage of all the innovative mobility features that Microsoft offers in these new operating systems,” said Muhi Majzoub, Senior Vice President of Engineering at OpenText. “These innovations demonstrate OpenText’s continued commitment to bringing leading-edge EIM solutions to customers and represent key parts of OpenText’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) strategy, helping organizations to work more efficiently and drive better business outcomes.”

The newly developed OpenText eDOCS DM app also supports virtually anytime, anywhere access for Windows 8 users with an easy to use app that is consistent with the new Windows user experience. It supports Windows touch interactions and provides a consistent user experience when interacting with eDOCS DM content on any Windows 8 or Windows RT device regardless of form factor.

OpenText Tempo Box and eDOCS DM users can now take advantage of all the simplicity and elegance of Windows 8 – such as the new Start screen; touch screen capabilities; Cloud-connected access; improved performance and system reliability; as well as increased end-to-end enhanced security and manageability features. OpenText Tempo Box and eDOCS DM enables users to take full advantage of the new advanced mobility and usability features in Windows 8, while ensuring a consistent experience when interacting with EIM applications on different devices.

EIM helps organizations manage and exploit their enterprise information to drive innovation, create competitive advantage and make better decisions about their business without compromising their information governance and security.

All editions of Tempo Box including CS10, Express, and Cloud editions are available immediately. Tempo Box is also now available in the Windows Store

Apple, Microsoft and Windows 8

I’ve been using Windows 8 for my main work laptop since slightly before it came out and wanted to share my experience and opinion of this new operating system with everyone.

I think this is going to be a great operating system if you have a touchscreen, tablet or mobile device.  I have recently seen some of the cool new devices that support it from HP, Dell and others and I love how light and portable they are.

There is no doubt in my mind that Apple has had an irreversible impact on our daily home and business lives.  Windows has been the dominant way that most people interact with computers and the Internet up until a few years ago.  Today you have many more options.  You can check your tweets on your phone in the subway, text your wife while driving home (bad idea, but you can), surf the internet from your phone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7, Laptop, TV or even your desktop.  There are many more options to stay connected and get your work done.

Windows 8 from Microsoft is now part of this trend and is a leap forward for Microsoft.  It is much faster on my traditional laptop than Windows 7 was because it is optimized for laptops and other systems that don’t have the power of the latest Intel CPU and tons of memory.  The Start Screen (formally called Metro) is a better way to interact with your touch screen device than the traditional Windows desktop is.  The old Windows desktop is still available so you still have that option for your laptop or desktop that do not have a touch screen interface.

HP, Dell and other companies have also developed new hardware to take advantage of Windows 8.  They have slim, light and powerful Ultrabooks with touchscreens that are simply amazing.  I have also seen some laptops with touchscreens that have detachable displays that turn them into a tablet-like device.  This is a refreshing and interesting option for a new computer rather than the familiar computer that is “the same as the one I had before but faster.”

Apple started all of this with their iPad and MacBook Air.  Now we have many more options and can work anywhere, anytime and with cool new systems. Are you currently utilizing any of these new technologies? What are your thoughts?

Lenovo Calls it “PC Plus” Era, Releases PCs Primed for Windows 8

Today at the IFA consumer electronics show, Lenovo introduced a comprehensive update of its Idea-branded consumer PCs, including a new IdeaPad® U Series Ultrabook, IdeaPad Y and Z Series laptops, and IdeaCentre® A and B Series all-in-one (AIO) desktops. Powered by third generation Intel® Core™ processors or AMD A-Series processors, Lenovo’s new PCs offer consumers a variety of style, color and performance options, designed for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

“Our latest Idea-branded products offer more comfort, simplicity and responsiveness than ever before,” said Wei Jun, vice president, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. “Designed for an optimal Windows 8 experience, users can enjoy up to 10-finger multi-touch for versatile computing; Intelligent TouchPad for easy scrolling, zooming and rotating; Lenovo Cloud for media sharing between devices; and the Windows Store for access to thousands of entertaining and useful apps. These new Idea PCs embody our commitment to deliver products that reflect the style and energy of the user.”

The IdeaPad U510 will be available September 2012 starting at US$679.

The IdeaPad Y400 and Y500 will be available October 2012 starting at US$649.

The IdeaPad Z400 will be available November 2012 starting at US$549.

The IdeaPad Z500 will be available September 2012 starting at US$549.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 will be available October 2012 starting at US$999.

The IdeaCentre B340 and B345 will be available October 2012 starting at US$599.

The IdeaCentre B545 was available in April starting at US$699.