Will Microsoft Survive, What Will It Look Like in 5 Years?
Microsoft always seems to just about get it right even though it is usually a day late. The company has always had a target on its back. Apple has worked at being an MS killer even as it took loans from the company in the early days. Google swears all of the computing and software as a service will be in the cloud and will run on Chrome. Analysts note that smartphones and tablets are making PCs something we can thankfully leave behind. Is there reality in this or have PCs just taken a breather from dramatic, continued growth? Do companies want to live in the cloud? Will MS ever be back in tune with the consumer? Is Windows 8 worth the wait? What about the MS phone? A tablet? Glasses? Other?
In the Central Computers 2nd floor conference room (map and directions). Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.).
Customizing Windows 8 (and underlying Windows 7)
With Windows 8 Release to Production (RTM) about to be available to Microsoft Technet subscribers and Windows developers, it will not be long before Ultrabooks, Zenbooks, laptops, desktops, all-in-ones and Windows phones will be available in stores before Thanksgiving. News broke in mid-July that the product will be available on October 26, including the new Microsoft Surface tablet at Microsoft stores.
Kevin Lynn will demonstrate more tips and tricks and keyboard shortcuts to make the transition to Windows 8 from Windows XP, Vista or Win 7 less painful. He will also discuss running Windows XP or Windows 7 as a virtual PC on top of Windows 8.