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FEATURED: Windows 8.1 Update Rolls Out To UsersAs Windows continues to evolve on the desktop and tablets, Windows 8.1 has gotten a lot of tweaks and updates. On Tuesday, Microsoft officially rolled out the Windows 8.1 Update on its servers for download, and the updates should give users more of the classic Windows feel and charm.
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In a very detailed blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft’s AlexGarden, who is the general manager of Xbox MVR, went into details on the new Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1. The new awesome enhancements will give users great new ways to enjoy music and video on Windows 8.1 and in all new ways.
Thursday was a big day for Microsoft, as they launched Windows 8.1 for download around the world. But, in addition to Windows 8.1, they also launched the new Facebook app for Windows 8.1 and the remote desktop apps for mobile usage, both which are available now.
On Friday, the latest updates to the Bing app for Windows Phone 8 arrived, and they bring a ton of new updates for the notifications they give to users. The updates will give users more leisure updates in regards to weather and sports coverage and are available now to download.
On Monday, Microsoft reissued their Windows RT 8.1 update to users, shortly after the initial release sparked a number of problems for Windows RT users. The initial download was pulled by Microsoft, and the latest update went live on the Microsoft servers on Monday.
In a surprise turnaround on Monday, Microsoft announced that the Windows 8.1 RTM would be released to developers. This will make a lot of Windows 8 developers very happy!
Wednesday marked an important date for Windows Phone 8 users, when the update of Skype hit the Windows Phone 8. The update gives Windows Phone 8 users the ability to leave video messages from their Windows Phones
On Wednesday, one of the biggest social media and presence apps arrived on Windows 8. With Foursquare being finally available on Windows 8
On Monday, NetApplications released the monthly updates for operating systems, and the latest numbers are good for Microsoft. The numbers show an almost 2% increase for Windows 8, and show that consumers and enterprise customers are slowly adapting to Windows 8.
On Monday, the final bits of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 were finalized and in process to be released to manufacturers. This final stamp of approval by Microsoft, is the finalized version of the newest Windows update that should help users want to switch to Windows 8.
On the Windows Phone Blog on Wednesday, Microsoft went into details about their upcoming new updates coming to Windows Phone 8. The announced update in May is finally rolling out to users, known as GDR2, and has been slowly making it out to Windows Phone 8 users over the past few weeks.
While the Windows 8 machines are selling below average to average in the computer markets and retailers, Lenovo made a move to separate itself on the market on Thursday. They are rebuilding the Windows 8 start menu via a Pokki app which should make users happier with Windows 8.
On its extreme Windows Blog on Thursday, Microsoft engineers detailed the upcoming 3D support and printing options for Windows 8.1. This news by Microsoft should hopefully give 3D printing fans and users a glimmer of hope as Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 later this year.
A lot of discussions on Monday surrounding Windows and Microsoft were focused around when the Windows 8.1 RTM or final version would be released. A lot of blogs and discussions were ignited on Monday when more information came out and gives an upcoming timeframe that Windows fans will like.
An interesting comment and statement from Acer in the Wall St Journal gave Windows developers and users some concerns on Thursday. The statement by Acer, states that they are looking to develop more for Google and the Chromebook ecosystem than Windows in the future.
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