Microsoft offers business users some Windows 8.1 hand-holding with new blog series

Summary:Microsoft is offering business users some useful Windows 8.1 tips, tricks and how-to content via a new blog-post series.

Microsoft execs have kicked off a month-long blog-post series designed to help business users figure out Windows 8.1.

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The new series is entitled "Windows 8.1 for Business (or Why You're Wrong About Windows 8.1)."

The series isn't meant to provide "news," but rather more help- and how-to content. The first few posts have been solid and contain some good, basic information aimed at business users who may want and need a little extra handholding with Microsoft's latest OS. 

(It would have been great to have seen more content like this when Windows 8 first debuted, but better late than never....)

On March 4, Softie Matt Hester wrote a post for those fearing the loss of their trusty Start Menus, which Microsoft removed with Windows 8. On March 5, Jennelle Crothers provided help for those confused by Microsoft's split-personality Metro-Style and Desktop environments. And On March 6, Keith Mayer provided some tips and tricks for those stymied when trying to use Windows 8.1 on non-touch-screen devices.

Future posts will touch on virtualization using client Hyper-V, BitLocker and Group Policy.

Microsoft is aiming to make life easier for those of us who prefer interacting with our PCs and devices with mice with the soon-to-be-released Windows 8.1 Update 1 version of Windows. That release is expected to go to MSDN subscribers on April 2 and to those running Windows 8.1 via Windows Update on April 8 .

Topics: Windows 8, IT Policies, Microsoft

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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