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Amazing Apps

Try out thousands of apps before you buy, and once you’ve downloaded one, you can use it on up to five Windows 8 devices.

Up in the Cloud

Access your files from anywhere with SkyDrive or stay connected by integrating content, like photos and videos, from your PC to your favourite sites.

Work it out

All Windows 8 devices are connected together by your Microsoft account, so you can use PowerPoint on your laptop and pick up where you left off on your tablet.

All about you

Stay on top of your world with the interactive Start screen, which you can customize with your pictures, music playlists, social networks, and more.

Go Windows 8 Pro

Enjoy everything in Windows 8, plus enhanced features like domain connectivity, virtualization, data encryption, and PC management.

A family of possibilities

Since most devices like mice, keyboards, and printers, work perfectly with Windows 8, you’ll still be able to do all the things you love and more.

Explore Windows 8.

A Little Q & A

Which version of Windows 8 is right for me?

Three versions of Windows 8 will be available: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. With Windows 8 you’ll get everything you need to connect, share...

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What system requirements do I need to upgrade to Windows 8?

To ensure your upgrade is as smooth as possible, you’ll want to be sure that your computer is equipped with: 1GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 20GB available...

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Will my old software work with Windows 8?

Windows 8 is designed to make every experience with your computer better. If you’re upgrading from Windows 7, then it’s more than likely that...

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What do I need to know about upgrading Windows 8 from an older version of Windows?

To upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, you can either download it from Microsoft’s website or purchase the software DVD...

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What other devices is Windows 8 compatible with?

The general rule of thumb is that any device that is compatible with Windows 7 will be compatible with Windows 8. So if you have a Bluetooth keyboard or a webcam...

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What are some of the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8?

There are a lot of cool new features that you’ll only find on Windows 8, such as: Touch enabled interface, Charms, Cloud Capabilities and Picture Password...

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Hands on With the Surface Pro 3 at the Surface Café

by BradMoon from 06-25-2014

Surface Pro 3 preview.jpgI recently took the time to visit Microsoft’s first ever Surface Café on Toronto’s Queen Street West. You can read about the session I attended where DC comic book artist (and the guy who currently draws Batman) Francis Manapul showed how Microsoft’s new tablet has become an integral part of his digital workflow. But I wasn’t just at the Surface Café for demonstrations and to see how the Surface Pro 3 went over with an audience largely comprised of creative professionals. This was my chance to get my hands on a Surface Pro 3 to see if it lives up to Microsoft’s claims of being the tablet that can replace your laptop. Here’s what I thought of it.


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Convertible laptops

by BradMoon from 02-28-2014

Convertible preview.jpgWhen it comes to cars, a convertible is one with a roof that protects occupants from the weather while offering a top-free ride in the summer sunshine. When it comes to PCs, convertible laptops mean something a little different. These are PCs that combine the best of two different experiences —the laptop and the tablet— in a single device. And like a convertible (the car), a convertible laptop accomplishes this trick through some clever hardware design. Convertible laptops aren’t for everyone, but if you’re a fan of mobile computing and you’d love to have a tablet along for the ride without the extra weight (and expense); or if you wish your tablet had a keyboard and trackpad, a convertible laptop may be the ideal device for you.


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Review: Titanfall Controller [XBox One]

by paliontology from 01-31-2014

Titanfall_Intro.jpgTitanfall is hoping to take multiplayer gaming to the next level, and become a huge win for Microsoft's gaming systems, especially the XBox One.  On March 11th, you'll get to see if the wait was worth it firsthand, and you'll get the chance to do it in style too with the special limited edition XBox One controller.  Click on to take an up close and personal look at the controller, which is coming soon to Best Buy.

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