Computerworld Blogs - Windows http://blogs.computerworld.com/taxonomy/term/12/all en New leaked Windows 9 screenshots show an operating system PC users can love http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24165/new-leaked-windows-9-screenshots-show-operating-system-pc-users-can-love <p> Two new leaked Windows 9 screenshots show good news for users of traditional PCs -- it looks as if the operating system will be actually useful for them, and not just for those with touch-based devices. I&#39;ve got screenshots and details.</p> desktop leaked screenshots Microsoft Start Menu Threshhold Windows 9 Windows Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:04 +0000 Preston Gralla 24165 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Sounds like a training issue http://blogs.computerworld.com/management/24162/sounds-training-issue <p> This medical supply company has a number of older, less tech-savvy users. But how many ways <em>are</em> there to misunderstand &quot;click on the Start button&quot;?</p> Start Menu training user support Windows Education/Training Management PCs Windows Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharky 24162 at http://blogs.computerworld.com My, what an optimistic view of users you have! http://blogs.computerworld.com/operating-systems/24155/my-what-optimistic-view-users-you-have <p> It&#39;s been a long, hard effort, but this pilot fish&#39;s organization has finally managed to get rid of all its Windows XP computers -- almost. Now how to get rid of that last one-tenth of 1 percent?</p> log in Upgrades Windows XP Management Operating Systems PCs Windows Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharky 24155 at http://blogs.computerworld.com FINALLY! Download Google Chrome Beta and fix slow, blurry font 'bug' http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24152/finally-download-chrome-beta-37-fix-slow-blurry-font-bug-itbwcw <p> <b><i>Chrome Beta download: You are about to participate in a great adventure.</i></b></p> <p> Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) brings beta browser, with DirectWrite support. Beta 37 should quell complaints that Windows font rendering is slow and blurry. The ancient Graphics Device Interface (GDI) calls have finally been replaced -- by using the outer limits of DirectWrite.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers initially eulogize: GDI API RIP.</p> API chrome beta GOOG Google App Development Web Apps Windows Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:10:10 +0000 Richi Jennings 24152 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Do Microsoft layoffs mean Windows Phone will be sold off? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24151/do-microsoft-layoffs-mean-windows-phone-will-be-sold <p> Microsoft&#39;s plans to lay off 18,000 people in the next year and decision to kill off the Nokia X line of low-cost Android phones may be more than short-term cost-cutting measures -- they could well portend Microsoft&#39;s selling off its Windows Phone line. So says at least one analyst. Is he on target?</p> layoffs Lumia Microsoft mobile Nokia Nokia X smartphones Windows Windows Phone Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:42:23 +0000 Preston Gralla 24151 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Apple-IBM deal fallout: The future of innovation is now with Microsoft. http://blogs.computerworld.com/ios/24147/apple-ibm-deal-fallout-future-innovation-now-microsoft <p> The Apple-IBM blockbuster deal may finally give Apple its long-denied entr&eacute;e into the enterprise. But it also may signal something even more surprising: That the future of innovation now belongs to Microsoft, not Apple. Here&#39;s why.</p> Apple IBM IBM-Apple deal innovation Microsoft mobile iOS Windows Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:46:27 +0000 Preston Gralla 24147 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft: Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 Windows Phone owners, Google search is banned for you http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24141/microsoft-lumia-630-and-lumia-930-windows-phone-owners-google-search-banned-you <p> If you buy a Lumia 630 or 930 Windows Phone and want to use Google as your default search engine, you&#39;re out of luck: Microsoft has disabled that capability in those phones. For better or worse, you&#39;re stuck with Bing. Will this come back to bite Microsoft?</p> Google Search Lumia Lumia 630 Lumia 930 Microsoft mobile Nokia smartphones Windows Windows Phone Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:59:24 +0000 Preston Gralla 24141 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Is this Windows 9 Start Menu the real thing? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24131/windows-9-start-menu-real-thing <p> There&#39;s a screen shot circulating online that purports to show the new Windows 9 Start Menu in action. Is this really the future of Windows, or just a well-done fake?</p> build 9788 leaked screenshot Microsoft screenshot Start screen Windows 9 Windows Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:41:52 +0000 Preston Gralla 24131 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft CEO Nadella pens HUGE staff memo -- oh my! http://blogs.computerworld.com/it-industry/24128/microsoft-ceo-nadella-writes-long-memo-employees-oh-my-itbwgk <p> <b><i>Nadella memo: Open to interpretation.</i></b></p> <p> Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella enjoys writing a good memo. His latest tome written to employees -- published online Thursday -- has continued to incite bloggy controversy the entire weekend. After reading the screed, some bloggers predict job cuts or perhaps a flattened organization structure for Microsoft in the near future.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers lie down on a couch.</p> Microsoft MSFT Satya Nadella IT Industry Windows Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:16:03 +0000 Richi Jennings 24128 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Expect the big ax to fall at Microsoft. Here's where the cuts might be. http://blogs.computerworld.com/management/24125/expect-big-ax-fall-microsoft-heres-where-cuts-might-be <p> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella yesterday hinted that job cuts were coming to Microsoft, and multiple sources are reporting that they&#39;re all but a done deal. Where might the cuts be, and how many people will be involved? I&#39;ve rounded up the best thinking on how it all might shake out.</p> job cuts layoffs memo Microsoft Rick Sherlund Satya Nadella Management Windows Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:30:01 +0000 Preston Gralla 24125 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft CEO Nadella: Windows is over, the future is mobile and the cloud http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24121/microsoft-ceo-nadella-makes-it-clear-windows-over-future-mobile-and-cloud <p> In case you were wondering where Windows stood in Microsoft&#39;s future, CEO Satya Nadella just made it clear: Windows is the past; mobile and the cloud are the future. Today he laid out his vision for the future of Microsoft tto the company&#39;s employees, and Windows barely even rated a mention.</p> cloud computing memo Microsoft mobile new direction Satya Nadella Cloud Computing Windows Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:35:12 +0000 Preston Gralla 24121 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Patch Tuesday for July 2014: Pass the hash for cash http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24117/patch-tuesday-july-2014-pass-hash-cash <p> <span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial;">For this July Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released six updates with two rated as critical, three as important and the final patch rated as moderate. Normally, this would represent an average update from Microsoft for this time of year. We also have seen the release of three advisories from Microsoft, which may relate to more important security vulnerabilities and patching processes than our standard monthly updates.</span></p> critical patch update Internet Explorer pass-the-hash Patch Tuesday server 2012 Windows 7 windows 8 Application Security Windows Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:34:26 +0000 Greg Lambert 24117 at http://blogs.computerworld.com iOS: Recover photos, messages and more with PhoneRescue http://blogs.computerworld.com/ios/24096/ios-recover-photos-messages-and-more-photorescue <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Many users attempting to install the recent iOS 7.1.2 update may have needed to reclaim space in order to upgrade their phone -- for many, this meant deleting photos, music or even messages. There is another way that lets you keep your data and make space, PhoneRescue.</span></p> app Apple applications data recovery data rescue iPad iPhone Mac Messages PhoneRescue troubleshooting utility Windows iOS Mac OS X Smartphones Windows Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Jonny Evans 24096 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows 8 loses market share. Is there no hope for it left? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24093/windows-8-loses-market-share-there-no-hope-it-left <p> Think things are bad for Windows 8? They&#39;re worse than you think -- the struggling operating system lost market share last month, something almost unheard of for the latest version of a Microsoft operating system.</p> Market Share Microsoft Net Applications Windows 7 windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows Vista Tablets Windows Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:48:16 +0000 Preston Gralla 24093 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Did Microsoft just admit Windows 8 is its worst operating system ever? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/24088/did-microsoft-just-admit-windows-8-worst-operating-system-ever <p> Reports say that Microsoft will abandon the Windows 8 Start screen interface for traditional computers in the next version of Windows, code-named Threshold. That&#39;s a pretty drastic step. Does it mean that Microsoft recognizes that Windows 8 was the biggest operating system bust in its history?</p> Microsoft mobile operating systems threshold windows 8 Windows Me Windows Vista Tablets Windows Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:04:44 +0000 Preston Gralla 24088 at http://blogs.computerworld.com