Ten Features to Like About Windows 8.1

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Better Search Capability

Another often touted new feature in Windows 8.1 is its greatly enhanced desktop search engine. The new search engine offers the built-in ability to query data from a variety of sources, including local files, installed apps, locally stored data and SkyDrive, as well as results from Microsoft’s Bing online search engine – all from the same interface. The feature can be especially useful even on the desktop to launch apps by typing out their names – you can expect most apps to appear within the first three letters.

Released last year, Windows 8 is an important operating platform for organizations that are invested in the Windows ecosystem. Under the hood, the new operating system from Microsoft delivers substantial security improvements and faster boot times, even as it integrates new features such as full touch support and the Windows Store for fuss-free downloading and installation of apps.

We can’t deny, however, that its take-up has been relatively muted. To address criticisms from both consumers and businesses, Microsoft has made a notable number of changes in the free Windows 8.1 update. The usual stability enhancements aside, check out the top 10 things to like about Windows 8.1.


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