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A Simple Illustration of Why Windows 8 is Going To Fail

Brent Ozar, in an update to his earlier post:

After getting linked from HN and Reddit, I’ve gotten a bazillion comments that boil down to “You should have updated Office.”  Yes, if only I could have figured out how.  Since this post went live, Microsoft has explained how to get it:

For Windows RT Surface users, the update can be had by:

  • Head to the Control Panel version of Windows Update, not the Metro-accessible version that you use for more everyday settings changes.

Two different versions of the same functionality, one of which is semi-hidden. And that’s the one you need to use to do a very necessary thing. Windows 8 – or at least the Metro/Old Style combination – is looking more and more like a failure every day.

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