Microsoft plans to release Windows 8.1 to PC makers by the end of August and general availability short after (not simultaneously). New report suggests that the software giant will cut prices on its Surface RT tablets by $150, meaning that the base RT model will cost $349.99. Also Microsoft has announced a new Windows 8.1 hardware certification requirements that new devices will have to meet in order to ship with the operating system. Although, Microsoft has removed the image backup tool in Windows 8.1 there still very well possible to create a system image backup, like users were used to do in Windows 7, and this week you can learn how to perform this task step-by-step. All this and much more.
Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Microsoft pushes new Windows 8.1 hardware certification requirements
- Microsoft to cut prices on Surface RT tablets by $150
- How to create a Windows 8.1 system image backup (step-by-step)
- How to create a Windows 8.1 full backup (step-by-step)
- How to disable SkyDrive integration on Windows 8.1 (step by step)
- Windows 8.1 Show More Tiles option adds extra rows to the Start screen
- Windows 8.1 RTM will release late August, Microsoft says
- Simple workspace with abundant ambient light for good reading
- Desktop Fun: Hawaii theme for Windows
In other news, this week Microsoft announced a massive company reorganization. Now the company will focus on “One Microsoft” by fragmenting its organization to reflect the “devices and services” direction. To read more about this news and Steve Ballmer’s memo to employees, visit this Microsoft article: Ballmer talks about realignment and the future for ‘One Microsoft’
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