Windows Blue to Create New Changes in Windows Server Administration

| September 25, 2013

Windows Server Administration Preparing for an Upgrade, as Windows Blue is Now Available

As one of the “Big Two”, Microsoft has always been one of the leaders in new technology and emerging software. The rivalry between their loyal customers and Apple supporters is legendary within the technology world. It seems that Microsoft is finally ready to add some more flames to that fire with the release of Windows Blue.

What is Windows Blue?

One of the most notable characteristics of Microsoft and their products is that they only release new updates every two or three years. This has been a selling point to the tech-savvy and newcomers alike, because it means less time-consuming updates that require frequent restarting of devices. Instead of lots of little updates every six months or every year, Windows received one larger upgrade that includes innovative new technologies to last the next couple of years. There were two downsides to this system: the new software was relatively expensive, and having just the one upgrade caused Windows to constantly have to play catch-up with Apple and other competitors.

Windows Blue, also known as Windows 8.1, is the Microsoft version of Apple’s OSX. What this means for Windows users is that instead of one upgrade every couple of years, Microsoft will be releasing smaller, less expensive upgrades about every 12 months.

How Does this Affect Windows Server Administration?

Windows Blue is receiving mixed reviews from Windows Server Administration professionals. On the one hand, it is a better system for administrators, because instead of having to completely master an entirely new system every couple of years, they can learn Windows Blue and then only have to master small elements once a year.

On the other hand, Windows Blue, mainly designed for personal use, is still untested in the business world. The software is free for existing Windows 8 users, so it is likely that a large number of businesses are integrating it into their networks. For Windows Server Administration in the professional sector, the annual upgrades may prove to be more of a headache than a blessing.

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