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  • 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.

  • February 13, 2017 13 Feb'17

    Build 15031 Brings Dynamic Lock

    The latest Insider Preview release for Windows 10 shows that Build 15031 brings dynamic lock capabilities to the desktop.

  • January 27, 2017 27 Jan'17

    Cloud Shell Rumors Hint Thin Client Model for Windows

    Cloud Shell rumors hint thin client model for Windows 10 successor to run on all kinds of devices may be in the offing for later in 2017.

  • January 23, 2017 23 Jan'17

    Windows 7 Support Ends 1/14/2020

    Last week MS Germany reminded customers that Windows 7 support ends 1/14/2020, and gave them security and cost reasons to upgrade from that aging OS.

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