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  • January 21, 2015 21 Jan'15

    Windows 10 Free Upgrade for Win7, 8.1, Phone 8.1 Users for One Year After GA

    It's a big day for MS news today, what with the Windows 10 Customer Preview dog-and-pony show today at Global HQ in Redmond. There's all kinds of interesting news on that front, but the item that's ...

  • January 19, 2015 19 Jan'15

    TechNet Solution Guide Addresses WinDeployment Best Practices

    From the "better late than never" school of information sharing, I just found an October 2014 TechNet Solution Guide that many Windows administrators are likely to find captivating. It's entitled ...

  • January 17, 2015 17 Jan'15

    Seismic Shift in Windows Punditsphere

    Huh? What's a "Punditsphere?" Glad you asked! It's the group of industry insiders, experts, gurus, and gadabouts that attach themselves to specific technology platforms, tools, and operating ...

  • January 14, 2015 14 Jan'15

    Windows 7 Now Off Mainstream Support

    OK folks, here's a transition point for you to note. As of today, January 14, Windows 7 is no longer on mainstream support at Microsoft. Going forward, it will get no new functionality, no new ...

  • January 12, 2015 12 Jan'15

    Dell Venue 11 Pro Shows Promise of Broadwell Tablets

    About two months ago, I purchased a Dell Venue 11 Pro model 7130, when I read that it featured a Broadwell "M" class CPU in a compact 11" format. By the time all was said and done I spent around ...

  • January 10, 2015 10 Jan'15

    Update Tuesday: Evolving from Advance Notification to myBulletins

    For the past year or so, Patch Tuesday has been remonikered Update Tuesday. In a blog post from the Microsoft Security Response Center on Thursday, January 8, Chris Betz discussed the topic of ...

  • January 06, 2015 06 Jan'15

    MS to Drop ISOs and Updates for Win10 January Preview Together

    Previous releases of the Windows 10 Technical Preview have come via a special online update through PC Settings. Only two weeks after Build 9879 was released did MS provide ISOs to permit clean ...

  • January 05, 2015 05 Jan'15

    CES Is On: Hope the Hype Hits!

    Now that the holidays are behind us, and the New Year is unrolling before is, it's time for that annual technology extravaganza known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), still one of the ...

  • January 02, 2015 02 Jan'15

    Yes, Virginia: Windows *DOES* Defrag SSDs (Sometimes)

    Two persistent myths that attach to SSDs running under "modern" Windows OSes (version 7 and higher) are as follows: (a) defragging such disks is a bad idea (b) Windows doesn't defrag such disks by ...

  • December 31, 2014 31 Dec'14

    Win8.1 "Update 3" ISOs Available on MSDN

    Those using Windows 8.1, or who wish to install the latest version of the OS, should be pleased to learn that MSDN's latest version of that OS in ISO form has been synched up to the November update ...

  • December 31, 2014 31 Dec'14

    Microsoft news dominates top 10 desktop developments of 2014

    Thanks to Windows and Office developments, Microsoft news was among our most popular coverage of the past year. See which articles came out on top.

  • December 29, 2014 29 Dec'14

    MS Makes Recovery Images Available for Surface PCs

    Ever since the original Surface and Surface Pro models were introduced, users have been able to refresh their installations or reinstall the OS using the device's recovery image, which is stored by ...

  • December 18, 2014 18 Dec'14

    Tis the Season, Part 3: 128GB SDXC Card Stocking Stuffer

    This is the third in a series of pre-holiday posts this week to highlight some small but potent high-tech devices, suitable for IT pros and enthusiasts alike, be they for yourself or somebody else ...

  • December 17, 2014 17 Dec'14

    Tis the Season, Part 2: 128 GB SDXC Hi-tech stocking stuffer

    This week, in anticipation of next week's big holiday, I'm ruminating on little devices suitable for hi-tech stocking stuffers. Today's item of interest is a 128 GB SDXC memory card, which provides ...

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Tis the Season, Part 1: Hi-tech Stocking Stuffer 64GB Compact UFD

    What with Christmas less than two weeks away, and the upcoming end-of-year break not far behind, I thought I'd lighten up this week with a series of carefully chosen stocking stuffers for high-tech ...

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