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First, he said, Windows 8 is not a simple upgrade from an IT perspective. Training is required because it is not always immediately apparent sometimes how to switch between the classic UI and the Windows 8 UI. That, Shimmin told us, makes IT cringe.
The second, Shimmin said, was the lack of compatibility with Windows RT, which is the version optimized to run on lightweight tablets using ARM-based processors.
"Enterprises are looking for solutions that allow BYOD and a more mobile workforce that might be moving between their phone, tablet, desktop and laptop," he said.
"When Microsoft released its tablet-capable RT versions of Windows 8, it did so with a lot of caveats as to what you could run on them. That's not going to work well when the enterprises have such a huge investment and portfolio of software to run on these systems. It needs to be compatible from Day One."
Posted: 2013-07-16 @ 9:28am PT
With Windows 8.1 you can run multiple windows.
Posted: 2013-07-03 @ 8:50am PT
Yes. Yes enterprises should indeed skip Windows 8. But then, they've already figured that out. So have most consumers.