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  • November 15, 2017 15 Nov'17

    Top five Windows 10 migration fears

    A Windows 10 migration can set IT pros shaking in their boots, especially because the transition often comes with hang-ups around compatibility, hardware updates and more.

  • November 08, 2017 08 Nov'17

    Win10 Desktop Marketshare Nov17

    In looking at Win10 Desktop Marketshare Nov17 I see two things: 1. Netmarketshare appears to under-report Win10 numbers, and 2. Win10 should pass Win7 very soon.

  • October 11, 2017 11 Oct'17

    Dropped Drive Drops Access

    When an mSATA SSD in a small USB 3 enclosure accidentally hits the floor, I learn that a dropped drive drops access, too.

  • September 13, 2017 13 Sep'17

    Insider Preview 16288 Failing More Than Succeeding

    As I write this post, some 9 of 10 Insider Preview installs are failing. Thus my status report: Insider Preview 16288 failing more than succeeding.

  • September 11, 2017 11 Sep'17

    German Court Case Foils Aggressive MS Updates

    A German Court Case foils aggressive MS updates as the company volunteers not to pre-stage update files without informing users and asking for permission.

  • September 05, 2017 05 Sep'17

    Win10 Fall Creators Update Hits October 17

    Last Thursday, Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson made it official in the Windows Blog: the Win10 Fall Creators Update Hits October 17.

  • August 15, 2017 15 Aug'17

    Ed Bott Issues Win10 Report Card

    As Ed Bott issues Win10 report card at ZDnet, he hands out a mix of high and low marks. While there's plenty to like, there are also some things to decry.

  • July 14, 2017 14 Jul'17

    Free Microsoft Press eBooks July 2017

    The list of free Microsoft Press eBooks July 2017 is truly staggering in its size (252 titles) and range of coverage (17 topic categories). Check it out!

  • July 03, 2017 03 Jul'17

    MS Gives Fall Creators Update 1709 Label

    In a June 30 document from the Windows IT Center, MS Gives Fall Creators Update 1709 Label, thereby pegging the next Win10 release to September 2017.

  • June 05, 2017 05 Jun'17

    MS Leaks MORE Win10 Versions?

    An accidental release of Build 16212 turns up compelling evidence of more Win10 versions possibly in the offing for the next major release.

  • May 23, 2017 23 May'17

    Citrix Workspace brings contextual computing to application access

    The new Citrix Workspace will give users access to apps -- and let IT enforce policies -- based on their device type, network, location and other factors.

  • May 10, 2017 10 May'17

    Intel AMT Exploit Needs Attention

    Security researchers have discovered that an Intel AMT exploit needs attention for Intel PCs running firmware versions 6.x through 10.x, plus 11.0, 11.5 and 11.6.

  • April 14, 2017 14 Apr'17

    So Long Windows Vista

    On April 11, Windows Vista's status changed to end-of-life, as extended support ended at MS. Thus, it's time to say "So long Windows Vista!"

  • March 08, 2017 08 Mar'17

    AMD and ARM Deliver 1-2 Punch to Intel

    With other market players revving up their Windows compatibility and performance, AMD and ARM deliver 1-2 punch to Intel. How will it fight back?

  • March 03, 2017 03 Mar'17

    MS Status on UUP as Creator's Update Nears

    In a recent Windows 10 blog post, MS Status on UUP is explored and explained. While the report is mostly positive, it does omit recent bumps and wobbles.

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