Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014


    Posted: 21 Nov 2013
    http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/5464...uary-2014.html

    Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014


    Although Windows 8.1 was officially launched last month, it looks like many things still need to be fixed to attract more users. Apparently Microsoft is also aware of that as the company is preparing a major update expected to be unveiled in early 2014.
    http://www.decryptedtech.com/news/wi...-real-or-troll

    http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...es-coming.html
    Posted By: theog
    21 Nov 2013

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,474
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Hi there
    If Windows 7 is not to become the "new XP" as others have called it then Ms needs to split Windows up into Consumer and Business (possibly also with Mobile as another category too). Businesses can't change OS's like consumers can - let's try it on a Sunday morning -- nope don't like it or doesn't work properly- restore previous OS. Businesses also have loads of applications written by outside companies (for example SAP ERP software or Oracle stuff) which also need to be tested to ensure they run on new versions of Windows and / or IE as well. This testing can take years, is costly and very time consuming.
    The recent debacle over Windows 8 ==> Windows 8.1 probably ensures that companies will stay on W7 for YEARS and those still in the process of upgrading from XP will have NO incentive whatsoever to upgrade to the latest version of Windows if they know or even think they will have to do another upgrade shortly afterwards.

    I hope that Windows 9 will be introduced in a timely manner incorporating the different needs of business, consumers and mobile users.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. LittleJay's Avatar
    Posts : 9,647
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       #2

    I hope that Windows 9 will be introduced in a timely manner incorporating the different needs of business, consumers and mobile users.
    Fingers crossed.
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  3. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 14,075
    Windows 10 IoT
       #3

    @ Jimbo, There already is an Enterprise Version so I'm guessing you think they should strip some stuff out, or maybe put something back in? If they put the classic start menu back in that might make it more usable for your typical cubical dweller. I would think the IT guy or gal could lock the Enterprise version down to prevent installing Metro Apps etc. They could also lock you out from installing the next 8.X update on your own.
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  4. JDobbsy1987's Avatar
    Posts : 1,415
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    alphanumeric, post: 7555, member: 152 said:
    I would think the IT guy or gal could lock the Enterprise version down to prevent installing Metro Apps etc.
    I believe this is possible, i could be wrong but it is possible to block all apps, specific apps or even white list apps.

    The end user would get a message saying the app has been blocked by the administrator.

    EDIT:
    In fact there is a whole page on it here:
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2012/08/h...-group-policy/

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  5. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 14,075
    Windows 10 IoT
       #5

    gpedit was how I figured it would be done. I've played around with it in the past. There are a tone of settings in there to play with. You can really much things up if your not careful.
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