While Microsoft is plotting its company-wide move to a devices and services strategy, two of its core products—Windows and Office—are getting major updates this year. Not surprisingly, each product update ties in very neatly with a part of that devices and services vision. Here's what you need to know.
An Update On Windows 8.1 Update 1
I've written about Windows 8.1 Update 1 before
, but now Microsoft has finalized this release and it is becoming ever clearer why this update is so important to the entire Windows 8.1 ecosystem. Though clad as a minor update that will be distributed via well-understood means, not through the Windows Store, Update 1 is nothing short of a Hail Mary Pass for the OS that seemingly few want.