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Pinning Multiple Windows Mail Mailboxes to the Start Screen

One great feature of Windows Mail in Windows 8 and Windows RT is the ability pin individual inboxes and folders to the Start Screen. This can be useful when you want to which e-mail accounts have received mail or how much mail you have in particular Exchange folders to warrant checking it. For instance, during …

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Life in the Start Menu and the Start Screen

Even after the launch of Windows 8 for MSDN and TechNet members the complaints about the Start Screen still persist along with calls for the Start Menu of old to return for better or for worse. We’re still seeing various pieces of software coming out to mimic the functionality or presence of the old Start …

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials – The New Windows Home Server?

This week, Microsoft pretty much announced the end of Windows Home Server as we know it after two versions. The first being the original Windows Home Server followed up by Windows Home Server 2011 based upon Windows Server 2008 R2. With the onset of Windows Server 2012 and its various flavours I can only think …

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Windows 8 Start Screen and Multi-Monitor Support

Here’s something to keep in mind if you’re one of those people who uses multiple monitors and are looking to upgrade to Windows 8 in the future. With the introduction of the new Start screen in Windows 8 it’s worth knowing that the Start screen will only work on one of your screens (the one …

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How to Shutdown Windows 8

I have had a number of people who are trying out Windows 8 that are stumped by how to actually execute a shut down. Since Windows 95, you could shut down a computer by clicking “Start” then “Shut down” but with Windows 8 that doesn’t work as the Start Menu has been replaced with the …

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Don’t Waste Time Reinstating the Legacy Start Menu in Windows 8

The title pretty much says it all but there are some solutions out there such as Start8 trying to recreate some form of a Start Menu in Windows 8 which eschewed this fundamental feature introduced in Windows 95. Eighteen years of the Start Menu can be long enough to have users rusted on to a …

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Search for Apps Quickly in Windows 8

Here’s a short and sharp tip tonight for those cutting their teeth on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. While the¬†full screen¬†Metro interface looks pretty you could potentially find yourself overwhelmed when trying to find an app when you have many more installed as time progresses. You can group applications into logical groups but there will …

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