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  • November 12, 2014 12 Nov'14

    MS Offers Create Installation Media Tool for Win8.1 Online

    For those who don't want to run a tool like the great Rufus, MS offers another option via the Windows 8 Web pages. Prosaically named mediacreationtool.exe, this utility is available as a free ...

  • November 12, 2014 12 Nov'14

    Microsoft's email Clutter tool helps to attain Inbox Zero

    Clutter is Microsoft's latest tool for Office 365 Outlook end users who want to dig out from the email chaos and achieve Inbox Zero.

  • November 10, 2014 10 Nov'14

    Can SSD Utilities Make a Difference?

    Having just rebuilt my production desktop one week ago, I'm still in the process of tweaking and tuning that system to bring it up to max performance. Over the weekend, I installed Samsung Magician ...

  • November 07, 2014 07 Nov'14

    Dell roadmap session centers on integration, skips KACE

    Dell Software outlined its product direction for its broad offerings during the roadmap session but left IT pros wanting to hear more about KACE.

  • November 07, 2014 07 Nov'14

    Great Admin Tool: System Restore Explorer

    Anybody who’s been reading this blog for a while knows that I collect – and blog about – useful Windows tools on a pretty regular basis. Here’s another one for consideration for your Windows ...

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  • November 05, 2014 05 Nov'14

    After Two Weeks, I'm "Cautiously Optimistic" About Win10TP

    I've been running the Windows 10 Technical Preview (Win10TP, as I abbreviate it in my blog post title) for about two weeks now, and I'm feeling better about the environment and the experience of ...

  • November 03, 2014 03 Nov'14

    Adding Surface to the Mix Exposes "Interesting" Shared Account Settings Issues

    Earlier this month, I sold the Fujitsu Q704 Stylistic tablet PC that I purchased last January, having learned as much from it as I could, and having also decided it didn't present enough ...

  • October 31, 2014 31 Oct'14

    Can HP Make a Comeback?

    Next month HP is expected to reveal a new PC product line up aimed at the commercial market, a little over a month after it split the company in two. But questions still remain as to whether the ...

  • October 29, 2014 29 Oct'14

    Why eMMC Makes New-Crop Low-Budget Devices Cheap

    Right now, you can buy an el-cheapo HP Windows laptop for $200. It's designed to compete with Chromebooks, while offering a more familiar (and complete) computing experience -- at least, in the ...

  • October 27, 2014 27 Oct'14

    Windows 10 Strengthens Inbuilt Security

    Last Friday, two interesting and complementary blog posts appeared, each with its own discussion of security in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview version. The first comes from Microsoft ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    Microsoft Posts Strong Fiscal Year First Quarter Earnings

    PCs are not dead and neither is Microsoft. The company proved the skeptics wrong and posted strong revenue for its fiscal year first quarter 2015 earnings. Microsoft posted $23.2 billion in ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    New Win10 user? Build 9860 ISO for clean install

    Let's say you've been meaning to install Windows 10 on a test machine, but you haven't gotten around to that just yet. Because MS has already released another version of the Windows 10 Preview, ...

  • October 22, 2014 22 Oct'14

    The TOTAL Commoditization of Windows PCs

    In the last week's technology news, I've been struck by the recent confluence of several business and technology factors that either promise or threaten -- I can't yet really decide which -- to ...

  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Win10 cmd.exe Gets Major Enhancements

    In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others' reviews of that environment, I've been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command ...

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    Windows Server to Support Docker Containers

    On October 15, the Microsoft Open Technologies initiative announced that it plans to "deliver new container technologies in the upcoming wave of Windows Server releases." At the same time, the ...

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