25 Oct 2012

For a limited time, Microsoft is offering the Media Center add-on for Windows 8 Pro as a free option.  At least according to the information on Microsoft's website located here.

They are offering this from October 26th 2012 through January 31st 2013, limited to one key per email address.  You have to activate the product key by January 31st 2013 as well.  The regular pricing on this add-on is $9.99.  It is likely that if you use this link today, that the key won't be emailed until tomorrow.  What isn't clear at this time is that if you must activate before January 31st 2013, what happens if you rebuild and reactivate your system after this point?  I'm sure details on this will follow.

Note that if you try to do the upgrade from the Control Panel in Windows 8 they will charge you the full $9.99 fee, so be sure to use the web link above.


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25 Oct 2012

If you are an Enterprise user you can now get your hands on the bits for Office 2013.  MSDN and Technet now have the download links available.  Office 2013 will be available to the general public beginning in early 2013.

12 Oct 2012

Tech-Stew Podcast Episode 24: WP8 / Tileproxy for FSX

Summary: 

Firefox 16 gets released and then pulled, Office 2013 RTM milestone hit, A new 6 strike ISP copyright plan is being considered for illegal downloads, could re-selling some of your tech become limited or illegal, a closer look at the Nokia 920, Mars rover curiosity finds signs of past water, Tileproxy for Flight Simulator X and more.

12 Oct 2012

Summary:

Firefox 16 gets released then pulled, Office 2013 RTM milestone hit, A new 6 strike ISP copyright plan is being considered for illegal downloads, could re-selling some of your tech become limited or illegal, a closer look at the Nokia 920, Mars rover curiosity finds signs of past water, Tileproxy for Flight Simulator X and more.

12 Oct 2012

Adding to the list of recent Microsoft RTM's, they have announced that Office 2013 is at RTM, which also includes SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, Project 2013, Lync 2013, Visio 2013 and the Office 365 service.

11 Oct 2012

On Friday, October 12th, a newly discovered asteroid the size of a house will pass Earth at a distance closer than the moon.  There is no danger of impact, however.

11 Oct 2012

A recent letter was sent from OnLive's assignee to their creditors which revealed the company and its assets were sold for just $4.8 million.  The document reveals that the sale occurred a few days before massive layoffs took place in the streaming company.

08 Oct 2012

If you have been struggling with figuring out how to install the IIS Remote Manager software for Windows 8, there is a really simple way to get it done.  It is done straight from the existing IIS Manager tool in Windows 8.

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