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    News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    Folks at Microsoft have been “dogfooding” Windows 8 and IE10 RP since mid July.
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    "Also to aid in the transition employees in the dogfooding program were... provided information... on how to resolve common issues”

    What, like how to boot straight to desktop, restore the Start orb and a Win7-style Start Menu?
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by Richh View Post
    "Also to aid in the transition employees in the dogfooding program were... provided information... on how to resolve common issues”

    What, like how to boot straight to desktop, restore the Start orb and a Win7-style Start Menu?
    Wouldn't that just be Windows 7?

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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by Richh View Post
    "Also to aid in the transition employees in the dogfooding program were... provided information... on how to resolve common issues”

    What, like how to boot straight to desktop, restore the Start orb and a Win7-style Start Menu?
    Nope, how to write a blog entry denying it's an issue before starting a mass astroturf campaign against moaners.
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by george1979 View Post
    Wouldn't that just be Windows 7?
    Naw, it'd just be Windows 8, minus the brain damage.
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    The problem will be the retraining for Windows 8. Windows 7 need a little training from XP but the basic ideas where the same. Windows 8 is so different it will take an awful lot of effort by enterprises to switch over. Can't see many bothering myself...
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    The problem will be the retraining for Windows 8. Windows 7 need a little training from XP but the basic ideas where the same. Windows 8 is so different it will take an awful lot of effort by enterprises to switch over. Can't see many bothering myself...
    The truth is many won't bother for no reason other than they're only just deploying 7 and that by the time their upgrade cycle kicks in again 9 will be out/close. That said I see a lot of tablet use in some companies now and so 8 could well sneak in via that route as MS have an integration advantage versus the iPad etc.
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    Been using it for a month now, and I love it. I'm in a minority by the looks of it, but no complaints there!

    I'm massively shortkey dependent for speeding up my workflow and all this translates right over to win8. I do, however, appreciate that it's not particularly convenient for those who don't use shortkeys or a touchscreen.

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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    It's probably worth posting this for shortcut lovers:

    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=2ee8d...A8F365A0%21141
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    Re: News - Deploying Windows 8 on 30,000 PCs at Microsoft

    I'll be sticking with Win 7 then making a switch to ReactOS or Linux I think.
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