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OneDrive Will Soon Stop Working on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

As announced in a succinct Tech Community blog article, Microsoft is ending support for the OneDrive desktop application on personal Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 devices in 2022. The move is all about focusing the company’s technical resources on new … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp, Service Protector, ActiveBooks Listed in the Windows Store

While the newly-minted Windows Store focuses on applications developed specifically for Windows 8, Microsoft allows select desktop applications to feature there as well. And after jumping through the necessary hoops to establish compatibility, security and quality, AlwaysUp, Service Protector, and … Continue reading

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Windows 8 – A Fresh Start or a Last Gasp?

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s most technologically adventurous operating system since Windows 95. Yet despite receiving rave reviews from phone and tablet users, the preview releases were consistently panned by the traditional desktop PC community. So what is the verdict? Why … Continue reading

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Windows Services: No Significant Changes in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Despite a gap of three years since the last major OS releases, Microsoft has not introduced any meaningful changes in the Windows Services API for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Indeed, only the most technical folks will care about … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp works with Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012

We are pleased to report that AlwaysUp is working very well with both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012! Here is a screenshot of AlwaysUp running Notepad as a service on Windows 8: The only problem we encountered was with … Continue reading

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