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Get Ready for Windows 8.1!

Windows 8.1 is coming out on October 17th, 2013 so all of you Windows 8 users rejoice. And those that are sceptical of Windows 8, this might change your mind.

Windows 8.1 is coming out with a ton of new features. The most noticeable one would be the addition of the Start Menu back into the Windows Environment, as well as some other features where it will become more desktop friendly instead of being completely focused on Touch screen devices, such as booting directly into the Desktop instead of the standard Windows 8 Start Menu. You can also now view multiple apps and easily resize the width to suit your needs, depending on your screen size; you can view up to 4 apps at once per monitor! You can also customize your Start Menu even more so. The backgrounds will have more options to choose from and are now animated, or you can use your normal desktop wallpaper. You can further adjust the tiles sizes and even categorize your own section of programs and apps together to help find what you are looking for even faster.

Windows 8.1 isn’t just about the new interface; it has a lot of new security features. Windows Defender will now include network behaviour monitoring to help and stop threats before entering your computer. As well as now all Microsoft Account users can now enable Pervasive Device Encryption which will encrypt all your data on your account to help protect your files from online threats.

If you are thinking about switching to Windows 8, or looking for the perfect computer to run Windows 8, give us a call at 403 320 6434.

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