Monday, June 25, 2012

Windows 8 is here

We’re seeing signs that Windows 8 is coming in for a landing. My guess and this is only a guess is that we’ll see it available for purchase in 30-90 days.

Here are the signs:

  • From this point forward every new computer is going to come with a coupon for a $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8.
  • Microsoft announced Surface, a Windows 8 slate
  • Microsoft announced Win8 Phone
  • Windows 8 has moved to Release Candidate status


Here’s what you need to know:

  • The specifications for Windows 8 are the same as Windows 7
  • Windows 8 is touch/swipe enabled
  • The new OS will be the same on phone/slate and PC
  • The Metro interface is like nothing you’ve experienced before. There will be learning curve as severe as moving from DOS to Windows.
  • I think that you’ll really like it

Because the user interface difference is dramatic, education is going to be really important. We are going to plan to hold a couple of Windows 8 orientation classes. In the coming months we will put together enough hardware to make these hands-on classes designed to put you as ease using the new interface.


p.s. I’m headed to Redmond to help work on developing a certification exam for IT professionals on Windows 8.



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