Windows 8

Microsoft Pushes Back Windows 7/8.1 End Date

It appears Microsoft is trying to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 by finally pulling the plug on Windows 7 and 8.1. Well. Sorta. The painstaking process of adapting older operating systems to Intel’s r...

Windows reportedly going to merge Windows and Windows phone 8 into Windows Blue

Contrary to recent releases, it appears that new rumors are coming out from Microsoft that the upcoming release of windows 8.1 or windows 8 Blue is much more than just an update/service pack. It appears that Mi...

Windows 8 adoption at a stand still

It appears that the numbers for Windows 8 is not good after just four months on the market. With users dissatisfaction for the new windows 8 metro interface it seems to have slow sales to almost a halt. This is...

My Week with the Surface Pro

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week using one of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablets, and let me tell you it’s a pretty powerful little machine. It’s very quick, responsive, and aesthetically pleasin...

Windows 8 to Go Tested

Just the other day I thought I would go ahead and test out the windows 8 to go feature that is included with Windows 8 enterprise. I used a USB 2.0 device that had a 128 GB Solid State drive in it and began my ...

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Blue

Windows 8 blue is the code name for the upcoming milestone build of windows 8, also known as 8.1. Slated to go RTM around August 2013, 8 Blue has the potential to bring back a few familiar items. What exactly? ...

Smaller Windows 8 Tablets on the way.

The rumor mill has been churning lately about what Microsoft’s second edition of the surface may look like. Well if rumors are true, you will be looking at a 7 inch version of the tablet. It appears that Micros...

Surface Windows 8 Pro Review

Many of us BVA employee’s like to test out new gadgets but we are not always lucky enough to get our hands on them. One such item is Windows Surface Pro 8 by Microsoft. It’s been in some recent comm...

Office 365 Will Include 2013 Product Versions- Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Office

The Office 365 update that includes the 2013 product versions of Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Office will be available February 27th.  This is a fundamental shift in our business that began several years ago...

Miss the Start menu in Windows 8?

Stardock has created software that adds the Start menu functionality that many users rely on, back into Windows 8. Features – Adds a “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar – Enables quick access and...