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A Week in the Life of Windows 8: Day 6: Looking at Power-related Applications

On Day 6 of this series, I'll take a look at how Windows 8 interacts with a couple of Power-related applications: IBM Personal Communications and IBM Systems Director.

I installed IBM Personal Communications on Windows 8, and it worked as expected.  Windows 8 doesn’t really bring anything new to the application experience unless you have a touch-capable system, in which case it's possible to use touch to select the menu functions from the tool bar and highlight text from the 5250 emulator you wish to copy.  I attempted to use Internet Explorer, which is provided with Windows 8, to access a Systems Director management server and ...


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Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley is a managing consultant at IBM who has worked with the Rochester, Minn., development lab since 1996. Erwin currently works with customers implementing open-source solutions on the IBM...
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