This week at Microsoft: Windows 8.1, Office, and 256 gigabyte Surface Pros

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8.1, Office, and 256 gigabyte Surface Pros

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Happy Friday super troopers, it’s time get busy with our weekly Microsoft roundup. It’s been a slightly light week, with one key event: the large unveiling of Windows 8.1, formerly known as the ‘Blue’ update to the operating system. Aside from that, we have a few statistics and other notes...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8.1, Office, and 256 gigabyte Surface Pros
                                       

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