1. raul_junior's Avatar
    So today i sent to chicago into a mall called nordstrom and I noticed that their was a mini Microsoft store right in front so I checked it outit was all about the surface so I played with them but I started overhearing all these micrososoft employees talking about the windows 8.1. Update and how it was gonna be released in 2 weeks, and they kept saying that they loved windows 8 and windows 8.1 was just everything else to make windows perfect lime something that you could do with water colors and stuff, and one employee told me that 8.1 was everything he was hoping for!
    06-23-2013 07:55 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    A public preview is being released. It is a beta. It won't actually be released until close to the end of the year.
    06-23-2013 08:09 PM
  3. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    What is he hoping for though if its everything he wants?

    Unfortunately I'm sure everything he wants in 8.1 and everything somebody else wants are 2 different things. He didn't provide anything useful really.
    06-23-2013 08:32 PM
  4. Musicman247's Avatar
    I never take physical MS Store employees word for anything. The last time I went into one I ended up correcting an employee who was trying to sell a Surface RT to a customer. When the employee tried to talk again, the customer physically gave him a "talk to the hand" and said, "I've heard from you already. I want to hear from this guy now."
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    06-23-2013 08:54 PM
  5. raul_junior's Avatar
    I never take physical MS Store employees word for anything. The last time I went into one I ended up correcting an employee who was trying to sell a Surface RT to a customer. When the employee tried to talk again, the customer physically gave him a "talk to the hand" and said, "I've heard from you already. I want to hear from this guy now."
    lol no but this guy was very knowledgeable he had a Lumia 920 he new the difference between rt and pro and when I told him that I was kinda sad that they took away the things for the Xbox one the other day he was like "OMG FINNALY SOMEONE WJO AGREES!"
    06-23-2013 10:13 PM
  6. poddie's Avatar
    I never take physical MS Store employees word for anything. The last time I went into one I ended up correcting an employee who was trying to sell a Surface RT to a customer. When the employee tried to talk again, the customer physically gave him a "talk to the hand" and said, "I've heard from you already. I want to hear from this guy now."
    Exactly. When one employee at one store makes one mistake, that very clearly indicates that there are no Microsoft Store employees who know their stuff.

    Btw, I have had exactly the opposite experience... the ones I have met have been very well informed.
    06-23-2013 10:37 PM
  7. spaulagain's Avatar
    Exactly. When one employee at one store makes one mistake, that very clearly indicates that there are no Microsoft Store employees who know their stuff.

    Btw, I have had exactly the opposite experience... the ones I have met have been very well informed.
    He wasn't ill-informed. Its true, 8.1 is being released in a couple weeks (actually one), as a preview to the public.
    06-23-2013 10:56 PM
  8. Christian Del Rosario's Avatar
    I never take physical MS Store employees word for anything. The last time I went into one I ended up correcting an employee who was trying to sell a Surface RT to a customer. When the employee tried to talk again, the customer physically gave him a "talk to the hand" and said, "I've heard from you already. I want to hear from this guy now."
    lolz yeah I know it's really frustrating when a lot of times, the customer is even more knowledgeable than the employee. but I kinda know the feeling coz I was once in sales too. it's a different story when you are just an employee forced to learn something you're not really interested at. hahahahahahaha here in my country, I always visit a nokia concept store and ask difficult things (I know the answers, just testing them). most of the time they don't know. but it's ok I have the internet :)

    btw, im just curious because so far, there's not so much change in 8.1 besides the few tweaks so I don't know how the employee felt that it was what he's hoping for. I hope in 8.1 some instability issues are already corrected. there's are times my pc just freezes for a couple of seconds. sometimes it's so fast, sometimes so slow... really extreme. hehe
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    06-24-2013 01:55 AM
  9. raul_junior's Avatar
    lolz yeah I know it's really frustrating when a lot of times, the customer is even more knowledgeable than the employee. but I kinda know the feeling coz I was once in sales too. it's a different story when you are just an employee forced to learn something you're not really interested at. hahahahahahaha here in my country, I always visit a nokia concept store and ask difficult things (I know the answers, just testing them). most of the time they don't know. but it's ok I have the internet :)

    btw, im just curious because so far, there's not so much change in 8.1 besides the few tweaks so I don't know how the employee felt that it was what he's hoping for. I hope in 8.1 some instability issues are already corrected. there's are times my pc just freezes for a couple of seconds. sometimes it's so fast, sometimes so slow... really extreme. hehe
    the employee said that it was really a lot of "knit picky" things that "would make it 100 times more awesome" lol so I'm not sure
    06-24-2013 10:41 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Hi guys i know this off topic is there anyway to configure mail settings in 8.1 preview. I've searched and found nothing;

    1) Right click in the mail client doesnot bring up advance settings
    2) Advanced settings in charms bar only has two settings >.<
    3) Mail configuration in control panel is missing
    4) "Mail settings" search in charms search in settings brings up nothing

    So am at a total lose here lol, would be great if any of you could point me in the right direction :).

    If it helps i'm running the preview in vmware workstation 8.0.
    07-01-2013 01:37 PM

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