In their attempt to come out with a revolutionary operating system, Microsoft introduced some big changes in their Windows 8 operating system. This evoked a mixed reaction from the Windows OS users. The Microsoft help and support networks were flooded with queries on the new interface, and the features of Windows 8. To Microsoft’s surprise, most of the queries were about how to get rid of the new interface, and to bring back the old desktop interface.
About the Window 8.1 update
Suffice it to say, Microsoft was expecting this response, and they are willing to make some changes to the Windows 8 OS to make it more palatable to the Windows OS users. Perhaps, they did learn a thing or two from the ill-fated Windows Vista release.
The Windows 8 users can go to the Microsoft help webpage to download the trial version of the Windows 8.1 update and install it on their systems. This gives you a brief idea about what you can expect from the final version of the Windows 8.1 update, when it is released.
The trial version of the Windows 8.1 update
The Windows 8.1 update is now available only as the trial version. Microsoft recently released the trial version for the Windows 8 Enterprise editions. One important section of the Windows OS users that is still not ready to upgrade to the Windows 8 OS is the corporates.
Since, the corporate sector does represent a bulk of the market share, it is important that Microsoft convince them to make this transition. One hopes that at least some of the corporates would download the Windows 8.1 free trial version to check out the different features and functionalities offered by it.
Would Windows 8.1 boost Windows 8 sales in the corporate sector?
With the rising popularity of the Android OS and the tablet computers, many industry experts are of the opinion that the Windows 8.1 update would not make much difference with the personal computer or laptop users.
However, in the corporate sector, Microsoft still has a chance to make a big boost in the Windows 8 sales, with the release of the Windows 8.1 update. The numbers show that majority of the corporates are still using the earlier versions of the Windows operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. Microsoft needs to convince them to make the transition to Windows 8.Google+